Governance

The National Mooring Network (NMN) is the largest, most complex and most multi-institutional IMOS Facility.  Four institutions (CSIRO, AIMS, SIMS/UNSW and SARDI) have day-to-day responsibilities for components of the National Reference Station (NRS) network and the network of regional shelf arrays. 

To ensure we have appropriate mechanisms in place to discuss, agree on and implement IMOS-standard approaches to important issues with network-wide implications, the National Reference Station network and the network of regional shelf arrays is governed by two Facility steering committees. The first committee is the NMN Mooring Steering Committee consisting of the sub-facility leaders of the mooring network and IMOS Office, this committee oversees the sensor based moorings. The second committee is the Mooring network Biogeochemical (BGC) Steering Committee, this committee oversees the vessel based sampling in the NRS and the BGC/biological components of the network, and consists of experts in the BGC-Biological field.

Mooring network Biogeochemical Steering Committee Terms of Reference.

This arrangement does not include the Acidification and Passive Acoustic sub-facilities which are led by their own sub-facility leaders.