New South Wales


The NSW Branch of the Australian Marine Sciences Association has over 200 members and is a leading organisation promoting understanding and wise use of the coastal and marine environments of NSW and elsewhere. We have an active student membership and are engaged in the following:

* Writing submissions concerning marine conservation, such as commenting on draft plans of management for local bioregions and MPAs. 
* Hosting regular Branch events at institutions such as Universities, Local and State Government venues to socialise and hear seminars from members and others. 
* Holding regular Council meetings to discuss issues in marine science.
* Supporting student members by holding relevant workshops, supporting national workshops (such as the scientific writing workshop at AMSA National annual scientific conferences) etc.
* Offering careers advice to university and high school students.
* Keeping the media informed of hot issues in marine science.


We urge all those students and scientists in NSW interested in marine science to join both AMSA National and your NSW Branch!

NSW Branch Committee 2020-2021

You may contact any of the committee members at

PresidentJohnTurnbullUniversity of New South Wales
SecretaryMariaVozzoSydney Institute of Marine Science
University of Technology Sydney
General CommitteeKatherineDaffornMAcquarie University
 AdrianaVergesUniversity of New South Wales
 ClaireRoweUniversity of Sydney
 EuanProvostSouthern Cross University
 FranciscoMartinez-BaenaMacquarie University
 GeorginaWoodUniversity of Sydney
 AlexanderFordyceUniversity of Newcastle
 HollyBoneUniversity of Technology Sydney
 JoelWilliamsDepartment of Primary Industries - Fisheries
 MarianaMayer-PintoUniversity of New South Wales
 MelindaColemanDepartment of Primary Industries - Fisheries
 NinaSchaeferSydney Institute of Marine Science
 PaulaSgarlattaUniversity of New South Wales
 PennyBerentsAustralian Museum
 TroyGastonUniversity of Newcastle
 WillFiguieraUniversity of Sydney