AMSA Annual Conferences

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.

The AMSA Conference is AMSA’s primary event of the year, held in July (usually in the AVCC week) and hosted by a different State each year. Approximately every fourth year, it is held as a joint conference with the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society.

 

Future AMSA Conference Venues
2024   Hobart, Joint meeting with NZMSS
  Navigating uncertainty for a sustainable future ocean
  15 – 20 September 2024
2025   Victoria

 

Past AMSA Conferences

2023 Gold Coast, 2-7 July 2023 “Science in Sea Country”
2022 Cairns, 7-11 August 2022 “Change and Connections”
2021 Sydney, 27 June – 2 July 2021 “Marine Science in the Anthropocene”
2019 Fremantle, 7-11 July 2019 “Marine Science for a Blue Economy”
2018 Adelaide, 1-5 July 2018 “Canyons to Coast”
2017 Darwin, 2-6 July “Connections through shallow seas”
2016 Wellington, New Zealand, Joint NZMSS-AMSA Conference, 4-7 July “Sharing Ocean Resources – Now and in the Future”
2015 Geelong, 5-9 July “Oceans to Estuaries”
2014 Canberra, 6-10 July “Investigating our marine nation”
2013 Gold Coast, 7-11 July, Golden Jubilee “Shaping the future”
2012 Hobart, Joint meeting with NZMSS, 1-5 July “Marine extremes – and everything in between”
2011 Fremantle, 3-7 July “Crossing boundaries”
2010 Wollongong, 4-8 July “New waves in marine science”
2009 Adelaide, 5-9 July “Marine connectivity”
2008 Christchurch, New Zealand, Joint meeting with NZMSS, New Zealand, 6-9 July 
2007 Melbourne, 9-13 July “Marine science in a changing world”
2006 Cairns, 9-13 July “Catchments to coast”
2005 Darwin, 10-13 July “Biodiversity, biodiscovery & biosecurity”
2004 Hobart, 6-9 July 
2003 Brisbane, 10-12 July “Marine biocomplexity”
2002 Fremantle, 10-12 July “Tropical-temperate transitions”

Earlier Conferences were held at:
(records from AMSA Bulletin)

2001 Townsville “Changes in the marine environment”
2000 Sydney – University of New South Wales, 11-14 July 
1999 Melbourne – University of Melbourne, 7-9 July 
1998 Adelaide – Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, 8-11 July 
1997 Joint meeting with NZMSS, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-11 July 
1996 Hobart, 10-13 July 
1995 Sydney, University of Technology, 3-6 July 
1994 Townsville (Joint PACON/AMSA/ACRS), 4-8 July 
1993 Victoria – Melbourne
1992 Western Australia – Mandurah
1991 Queensland – Brisbane
1990 No conference
1989 South Australia – Wirrina
1988 New South Wales – Sydney
1987 Queensland – Townsville
1986 Tasmania – Hobart
1985 New South Wales – Grafton
1984 Victoria – Geelong
1983 Western Australia – Mandurah
1982 New South Wales – Sydney
1981 Queensland – Brisbane
1980 South Australia – Stanley
1979 New Zealand – Tutu Kaka
1978 No conference
1977 South Australia
1976 Victoria – Paynesville
1975 Australian Capital Territory – Canberra
1974 Queensland – Tewantin
1973 Western Australia – Rottnest
1972 New South Wales – Sydney
1971 Queensland – Brisbane
1970 Victoria – Parkville
1969 South Australia – Kangaroo Island
1968 Western Australia – Perth
1967 Victoria – Geelong
1966 Queensland – Brisbane
1965 Tasmania – Eaglehawk Neck
1964 Australian Capital Territory – Canberra
1963 Inaugural Meeting Cronulla