• Annual Marine Science Forum

    Our Marine Science Forums are open to the general public and feature a number of well known researchers giving presentations about their specific area of expertise.

    2017 Marine Science Forum

    Marine Extremes
    From the beach to the deep

    June 3 and 4, 2017 at the RSL Club in Merimbula

    Join us for a weekend of fun and learning with scientists from across Australia. The speakers will be sharing their unique experiences working with extreme environments ranging from Antarctic colds to volcanic depths.

    The weekend features 5 different scientists presenting their research and includes an outdoor excursion to get hands-on with science and then a night out with the forum dinner on the Saturday night.

    2017 Speakers:

    • Matthew McArthur – freelance ecologist and marine science educator
      It’s the little things that (I) count
    • Dr Maria Byrne – Professor of Marine Biology, University of Sydney
      Global warming and recurrent massbleaching of corals
    • Mr Nathan Janetzki – PhD candidate, Flinders University
      Snails know how to rock the heat
    • Dr John W. Runcie Honorary Research Associate, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney
      Photosynthesis under pressure: survival at extreme depths and temperatures
    • Dr Iain Suthers – University of New South Wales and Sydney Institute of Marine Science
      The whole enchilada: from ocean production to predation in the East Australian Current





    Or download and complete the 2017 Forum Registration-Form

    The 2017 forum is co-hosted by the ACT branch of the Australian Marine Sciences Association.

    Thank you to Bendigo Bank, REX , the Bega Valley Shire Council, and Merimbula Beach NRMA Holiday Park for sponsoring the 2017 Marine Science Forum.

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    We are always looking for researchers willing to present at our forums. If you are interested in presenting, please email: admin@sapphirecoastdiscovery.com.au

    Programs from our previous Marine Science Forums can be downloaded. See below:

    2009.Hello Nemo Goodbye Kelp Program

    2010.SCMDC Living on the edge Program

    2011.Food for Thought Marine Science Forum Program

    2012.SCMDC Sea Connections Program

    2013.Who Cares Forum Program online