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.


AMSA 2015 Conference 2015 Awards Winners AMSA Branches

 The 52nd Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) Annual Conference will be hosted by the Victoiran branch in Geelong. The focus of the 2015 AMSA conference, “Estuaries to Oceans” encompasses the importance of transitions, boundaries and connectivity in the dynamics of marine systems. For further details about AMSA2015, please visit: 




 AMSA Jubilee Award 2015 

Prof. Maria Byrne,
University of Sydney

First awarded in 1988 - the AMSA Silver Jubilee Year. Our professional award recognises excellence in marine research and is presented to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to marine research in Australia.


AMSA Technical Award 2015 

Mr Frank Salleo,
Murdoch University

The AMSA Technical Award recognises outstanding achievements in the field of technical support to marine science in Australia. The prize emphasises the valuable contribution to marine science made by those who provide the technical and logistical support services which make much research possible.


AMSA Allen Award 2015 

Ms Alicia Sutton,
Murdoch University

One of the most important roles of AMSA is to develop and encourage our student members. The AMSA Allen Award is a grant of $2,500 to support an outstanding postgraduate student to attend an international conference, with the aim to gain experience and serve as an ambassador for Australian marine science.


 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. Today, AMSA is supported by 8 Branches:        

         Australia Capital Territory
         New South Wales
         Northern Territory
         South Australia
         Western Australia