The Tasmanian Independent Science Council is dedicated to science-based policy reform to ensure the long-term health of Tasmania’s critical environments. We are composed of scientists and relevant professionals who are a source of independent, non-government advice.
Our goals are to:
Connect science to public policy;
Drive innovation in managing the use of Tasmania’s terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems; and
Engage community, business and political leaders to find and implement solutions to the challenges of environmental stewardship in lutruwita/Tasmania.
We seek to achieve these goals by compiling and synthesising research, producing papers on key issues, commissioning independent research, making submissions on legislative reforms and leading public debate through the media and events on the science-policy nexus.
We write reports, statements and submissions to legislative reviews.
We engage with the media in order to lead the public debate on the science-policy nexus.
We are composed of scientist and professionals, with decades of experience in environmental science, policy and communication.
lutruwita/Tasmania is a state of change, with deep environmental and cultural roots. Science and policy are needed to protect our state as it evolves.
We work across Tasmania's environment, focussing on forests and fire, freshwater and oceans.
We engage with the public debate on policy and science through hosting events.