Supervising Scientist Division

Supervising Scientist Division

Working to protect the environment through environmental research and monitoring, environmental supervision, audit and inspection.

Ensuring the protection of the Alligator Rivers Region from the effects of uranium mining and encouraging best practice in wetland conservation and management.

Environmental monitoring


SSD undertakes a formal environmental monitoring program to monitor and assess impacts upon ecosystems and humans arising from mining activities at Ranger and Jabiluka.

Environmental research


ERISS undertakes a comprehensive program of environmental research to identify impacts of uranium mining, to determine how impacts can be measured, avoided or minimised.

Supervision & assessment


The Office of the Supervising Scientist carries out supervision and assessment functions in relation to uranium mining in the Alligator Rivers Region.

Keeping the community informed


SSD undertakes a range of communication activities to keep the Alligator Rivers Region and the broader community informed about the environmental effects of uranium mining in the Region.