• Who We Are

    The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre (SCMDC) is a not-for-profit community organisation which aims to become a Centre of Excellence in temperate marine education and research.

    A multi-faceted organisation, SCMDC has established a Marine Discovery Centre in Snug Cove, Eden, NSW, linked with education programs for school and community groups, facilities to support research into the marine environment and outdoor educational activity programs.

    Mission

    The Discovery Centre promotes understanding of oceans and coasts by offering learning and knowledge experiences.

    Vision

    To be a centre of excellence in temperate marine research and education.

    Objectives

    • To increase understanding of sustainable use of the oceans and coasts.
    • To facilitate research into the temperate marine environment
    • To be a resource for specialist knowledge about the temperate marine environment
    • To provide a wide range of visitor experiences focussing on our unique natural assets
    • To offer educational opportunities for people of all ages
    • To work with indigenous people to achieve our mission
    • To be a well managed not for profit organisation

     

    Board Members: (as of Jan 2016)

    Chairman: Stan Soroka
    Treasurer: John Tanner
    David Jesson
    John Aveyard
    Christopher Ball
    Anna Cooke
    Paul Whittock

    Interested in joining our Board – please contact the centre on 6496 1699 for more details.

    Staff Members:

    Centre Manager: Kerryn Wood
    Education and Events Coordinator: Jillian Browning
    Financial Officer: Tony Millo
    Aquarist: Cameron Shanks


    Eden Marine Centre Ltd. Constitution

    Eden Marine Centre Ltd is the Company established as Trustee for The Eden Whale Discovery Centre Research Trust.  Click the link to download a copy of the Eden Marine Centre Ltd. Constitution 

    Established under The Eden Whale Discovery Centre Research Trust, and governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, the SCMDC is staffed by a Centre Manager, Marine Education and Events Coordinator, Financial Officer and Aquarist.

    Legal identity:  Eden Marine Centre Ltd (a company limited by guarantee) as Trustee for The Eden Whale Discovery Centre Research Trust.

    Registered  Trading name:  Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre.

    Associate Members

    Under the Eden Marine Centre Ltd Constitution, community members may become Associate Members of the organisation.  In doing so, you will be supporting the growth of the organisation and be in a position to gain a more comprehensive understanding of its short and long term plans. Call us for more information on 02 6496 1699.

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