Deakin Media Release: Deakin Geelong to host national marine sciences conference (AMSA 2015)

AMSA 2015Australia’s top marine scientists will gather in Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus this Monday to discuss latest research, challenges and solutions for the nation’s future environmental sustainability.

The four-day 2015 Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) national conference will, for the first time, include a public forum on the opening night (Monday 6 July).

The free Q&A event will be hosted by Anthony Boxshall from RRR’s Radio Marinara, and will feature a panel of experts to discuss the most pressing issues facing our marine environment, including marine parks, fisheries and climate change.

The event will also include a photographic exhibition of beautiful seaweed images taken by Dr Alecia Bellgrove, fellow researcher Melanie Wells and Deakin University photographer Donna Squire. The exhibition will be available all week, while Dr Bellgrove will present her research on Monday, July 6 at 11.20am.

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More on the conference and itinerary is available @ Deakin 2015 media releases or via the AMSA 2015 website.