Department of Environment, Science and Innovation (DESI)

Queensland Government

Formerly known as Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation

In relation to science, the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation develops and coordinates science policy across government and supports and invests in research and development to meet the state's future challenges. Within DESI, the Queensland Chief Scientist provides leadership in science policy development and implementation and provides strategic advice to the government. The Science Division provides scientific information and services across two branches. Science Delivery offers environment and natural resource management advice on planning and management processes. Science Development progresses strategic science policy and manages government investment in science programs through universities and research institutes. It plays a major role in facilitating individual and institutional research linkages (both nationally and internationally).

Organisation type
  • Queensland Government - Agency
Number of research staff
300-500 research staff
Ecosciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road, Dutton Park QLD 4102

Strengths and capabilities

  • Environmental and natural resource management science
  • Strategic science policy advice
  • Queensland Chief Scientist
  • Science policy development and evaluation
  • Support the development of key and emerging science sectors
  • International science engagement and collaboration
  • Management of science innovation and research grants

Facilities and major equipment

  • Queensland Herbarium
  • Queensland Hydraulics Laboratory
  • The Chemistry Centre
  • The Remote Sensing Centre

Key science sectors

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