2020 Sydney



Marine Science in the Anthropocene

5 - 9 July 2020

Macquarie University, Sydney


Invitation to Attend

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, we would like to invite you join us for the joint AMSA / NZMSS 2020.

The creation of a sustainable future for our marine ecosystems requires a holistic approach with new and innovative strategies in both research and management. AMSA and NZMSS are proud to be at the forefront of marine science research both in Australia and New Zealand. Our conferences are an important platform for showcasing research, and essential in building collaborations and widening networks between marine scientists. This joint conference provides us with a unique opportunity to build and foster networks across the Tasman.

All marine science professionals, academics, researchers and students are invited to join us at Macquarie University from 5 – 9 July 2020. Macquarie University provides a novel and exciting space that will host keynote speakers, plenary sessions, workshops, panel sessions, varied symposia, exhibitions and an all-inclusive social program.

With both AMSA and NZMSS coming together for this conference we are certain it will be a fun, exciting and challenging week that will broaden delegates knowledge while inspiring them to lead us to a sustainable future.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in July 2020

AMSA / NZMSS 2020 Organising Committee

About the Conference

We welcome you to the Conference theme of “Marine Science in the Anthropocene”.  Humans have substantially impacted the earth in the relatively short period of time that we have inhabited it.  The impact is so profound that it is now geologically preservable.  In a major conference for earth systems in 2000, Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen announced that because of our impact we are no-longer living in the Holocene but have entered a new epoch, now coined the Anthropocene.

2020 has historically been considered a year of forecasting for many international agencies interested in anthropogenic impacts on marine systems.  A year of assessing how far we have come and how far we need to go.

AMSA, in conjunction with the NZMSS, welcome you to the Conference that challenges concepts and works towards solutions in a wide range of disciplines associated with the Anthropocene epoch.  Symposia and speakers come from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds including research, industry, management and policy. This Conference is about blazing a path forward in the governance of today’s marine systems and identifying ways of maximising a sustainable and biodiverse future.

AMSA / NZMSS 2020 Scientific Committee

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