AMSA & NZMSS 2024 Conference

The Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA), is one of Australia’s oldest marine science professional organisations. In August 1962, 43 marine scientists met to canvas the idea of forming an association of Australian marine scientists. The inaugural meeting of AMSA was held at at the CSIRO Marine Laboratories in Cronulla, NSW on 18-19 May 1963. Although not all were able to participate in the first conference, AMSA had 130 Foundation members.

 

As Australia’s peak professional body for marine scientists from all disciplines and for over 60 years has promoted all aspects of marine science in Australia. AMSA operates with a membership network of individuals and corporate affiliates as a not-for-profit organisation.

 

AMSA has grown to be the major professional association for marine scientists from all disciplines in Australia. The annual conference continues to provide an opportunity for delegates from throughout Australia to get together to learn about the latest marine sciences research, and to benefit from the interaction with colleagues from around Australia and overseas.

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NSW Branch of AMSA provided a submission on the proposed Illawarra offshore wind area. AMSA supports the proposed Illawarra offshore wind energy development area but notes that any associated...

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Membership Benefits
  • Access to member communications (AMSA Bulletin, e-News, book reviews and other such material)
  • Reduced registration fee at the AMSA Annual Conference
  • Participation in activities of State Branches
  • Eligibility for AMSA awards and prizes
  • Opportunity to stand as a council member or office bearer
  • Opportunity to contribute to position statements and submissions on marine science and government policy
  • Acknowlegement of Corporate Members in each issue of the AMSA Bulletin
  • Affiliate membership of Science and Technology Australia (STA)
  • Networking of scientists for development of research opportunities and multidisciplinary collaboration, and dissemination of knowledge about marine science to the wider public
Membership Benefits
  • Access to member communications (AMSA Bulletin, e-News, book reviews and other such material)
  • Reduced registration fee at the AMSA Annual Conference
  • Participation in activities of State Branches
  • Eligibility for AMSA awards and prizes
  • Opportunity to stand as a council member or office bearer
  • Opportunity to contribute to position statements and submissions on marine science and government policy
  • Acknowlegement of Corporate Members in each issue of the AMSA Bulletin
  • Affiliate membership of Science and Technology Australia (STA)
  • Networking of scientists for development of research opportunities and multidisciplinary collaboration, and dissemination of knowledge about marine science to the wider public

Other Activities

AMSA Bulletin
Bulletin
AMSA Submissions
Submissions
AMSA Position Statements
Position Statements
AMSA Awards
Awards