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2023 NSW Scientist of the Year, Professor Trevor McDougall

Professor Trevor McDougall is the 2023 NSW Scientist of the Year

The eminent oceanographer received the award at the Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering, held at Government House Sydney on Wednesday 15 November 2023.


2024 NSW Commercialisation Showcase

The NSW Commercialisation Showcase was held on Wednesday 17 April 2024 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre. The Showcase celebrated the success of the research and innovation commercialisation programs managed by the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer. A video of the event is available at the Funding webpage.


Independent Reports

A Budget for the Darling-Baaka

NSW Government establishes the $25 million Restoring the Darling-Baaka River Program, using groundbreaking science, data and infrastructure.

A view of the Darling-Baaka River at sunset


Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

Professor Carolyn Hogg from the University of Sydney presents, 'Biodiversity, Bilbies and Battling Extinction'.

Professor Carolyn Hogg

Independent Reports

Menindee Fish Deaths

The community video from the 'Independent review into the 2023 fish deaths in the Darling-Baaka River at Menindee' is now available to view.

Millions of dead fish lying on the surface of the Darling-Baaka River at Menindee, NSW.


New Report Positions NSW to Solve Critical Industry Problems with Quantum Computing

Report provides insights into when functional quantum computers will be available and what problems they'll solve.

The Hon Anoulack Chanthivong MP launching the Quantum Algorithms and Applications Report at The Quantum Terminal, Monday 27 May 2024.

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit the people, environment, industry and economy of NSW.