Towards Australia’s Blue Economy

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 National Marine Science Plan 2015 – 2025 identified a gap in the skills and training of marine scientists, such as the need for more quantitative and cross disciplinary skills in the workforce. A Working Group of the National Marine Science Committee (NMSC), chaired by AMSA member Professor Helene Marsh, was established to explore solutions to align marine science training with the needs of industry and government. AMSA played a key role on the Working Group with representation by successive presidents – Professor Lynnath Beckley, Associate Professor Will Figueira and Dr Penny Berents.

These reports, produced by the NMSC, are available to AMSA members.

Click on the links to access the reports.

Summary Report
“Summary – Improving Australia’s marine science Postgraduate Training System to meet the needs of the blue economy”

 

Technical Report
Improving Australia’s marine science Postgraduate Training System to meet the needs of the blue economy”

Fact Sheet for Students
“Into the blue: advice for postgraduate marine science students”

Fact sheet for Universities
“How universities can help drive the Blue Economy”