2019 AFR Higher Education Award – Industry Engagement
The Blue Carbon Lab’s citizen science program, has been named WINNER of the Industry Engagement Award at the 2019 Financial Review Higher Education Awards held at the Hilton Brisbane 27th August.
The program is a partnership between Deakin University, HSBC Australia and Earthwatch Australia, in which execute staff are transformed into citizen scientists who advocate the value of wetlands while contributing to Blue Carbon research.
Dr Maria Palacios and A/Prof Peter Macreadie lead this citizen science project.
Keynote at the Carbon Farming Industry forum
A/Prof Peter Macreadie was an invited keynote speaker at the Carbon farming Industry forum organised by the Carbon Market Institute.
During the two-day conference on the Sunshine coast, the government, industry and scientists discussed how to capitalise on Blue Carbon and its potential to be Australia’s greatest natural asset.
WINNews interviewed A/Prof Macreadie on the topic [link to interview].
BRP Victorian Coastal Wetland Restoration program launch
The Blue Carbon Lab has begun pre-restoration biodiversity surveys and carbon stock estimation on a grazed site in Western Port for the Victorian Coastal Wetland Restoration funded by the Victorian Government’s Biodiversity Response Planning program.
Fieldwork was carried out in collaboration with the UNSW Water research lab and ParksVIC.
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