The Cape York Peninsula Scientific Expedition was organized by the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland to increase scientific knowledge of the Peninsula during the wet season so that future management decisions could be based on a greater understanding of the area's ecology.
Research was restricted to projects influenced by wet season conditions, since the opportunity to conduct research during the logistically difficult wet season rarely arises.
Forty-four researchers took part. These scientists came from a wide range of Australian universities, museums, herbaria and government departments. Fieldwork was based at Heathlands, approximately 115 km south of the tip of Cape York. Researchers were in the field from 14 January to 24 March 1992.
For a list of the researchers and the projects they worked on, see the Cape York Peninsula Scientific Expedition Report.