Australian Marine Sciences Association

 The Australian Marine Sciences Association Inc. (AMSA) is the peak national professional association for marine scientists.
AMSA promotes marine science across all disciplines in Australia.


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 Sharing Ocean Resources Now and in the Future

2016 is a joint conference year for the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) and the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA). The conference will be held at Victoria University of Wellington in the Maclaurin Building on Kelburn Campus.

The conference theme 'Sharing Ocean Resources Now and in the Future’ is highly relevant to New Zealand and Australia. Both countries are grappling with competing demands for marine space and resources and require high quality scientific investigations to provide the data and analysis to meet the needs of ‘evidence based decision making’ as well as uncover the fundamentals of how marine systems work now and under future environmental change scenarios. 

Call for abstracts is now open with a closing deadline
of 7th April 2016.
Registration will open in early March. All presenters will be confirmed by 6th May 2016.

More details are available via the conference website


Each year the Australian Marine Sciences Association proudly presents awards to individuals recognising outstanding contributions to marine science in Australia. AMSA members are encouraged to submit nominations for the following AMSA awards. The annual call for nominations - closes 28th February each year unless noted otherwise in the individual award criteria. Award selection committees, appointed by AMSA Council, are constituted to review nominations. These awards are presented at the AMSA Annual Conference each year.
Currently the AMSA presents the following awards: 

AMSA Jubilee Award

AMSA Technical Award

AMSA Allen Award - Student International Travel Scholarship 

Annual Conference Student Prizes



AMSA Membership

AMSA membership is open to those working and studying in all discplines of marine science. Supporting AMSA through membership provides direct support for efforts in marine science research.


Membership Benefits 

  • Access to member communications (AMSA Bulletin, e-News and other such material)
  • Reduced registration fee at the AMSA Annual Conference
  • Participation in activities of state branches
  • Eligibility for student 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
  • 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

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