Victoria

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.

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Regular AMSA Victoria activities:

AMSA Vic aims to promote all aspects of marine science in Victoria. Our activities include:

* Public meetings where guest speakers discuss topical issues in marine science in Victoria. (Meetings include cheese, wine and interesting discussions!)

* An annual Student Research Award of up to $500 to a postgraduate (MSc, PhD) student enrolled at a Victorian university to support their research into any aspect of marine science. The award may contribute to the cost of materials or equipment, travel to the field, or other relevant expense.

* Submission of position papers to the federal AMSA council on important national issues such as marine invasive species.

* Submissions to State Government on important local issues such as the current investigation into Victoria’s network of marine protected areas.

* “My Friend the Jellyfish and other stories . . .”: A marine science weekend for undergraduate students. Young marine scientists from universities, industry and government institutions offer insights into some of the careers available in marine science and how to pursue them. Seminars cover a wide range of fields including postgraduate study, work in environmental consultancies, marine research, education, management, scientific diving and much more.

* “Showcasing Victoria’s Marine Science”: A fantastic marine science showcase where local scientists present their work and their discoveries in a public forum.

* A postgraduate mini-conference: An excellent opportunity for postgraduate researches to share their work and connect with other active AMSA members.

If you are a marine scientist living in Victoria, please consider supporting your local branch by formally joining AMSA Vic when you join AMSA or next renew your AMSA membership. You can follow our news and upcoming events on AMSA Victoria Branch facebook page.


VIC Branch Committee 2023-2024
(AGM held 24 May 2023)

President Morgan Ellis Deakin University
Vice-President Allyson O’Brien University of Melbourne
Treasurer Zach Clark Deakin University
Secretary Andrew Christie Melbourne Polytechnic
Communication Claire Grandison Defence Science and Technology Group
National Representative Paul Carnell Deakin University
General Committee Chantel Foord RMIT University
Elodie Camprasse Deakin University
Kate Robb Marine Mammal Foundation
Hugh Kirkman
Student Representatives Catia De Freitas Deakin University
Laney Callahan Deakin University
Kathy Overton Melbourne University
Amanda Hsiung Melbourne University
Lucy Coals Deakin University
Abigail Wookey Deakin University
Jacinta Agius Latrobe University