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 2021-2022
(AGM held 2 November 2021)

You may contact any of the committee members at

PresidentJohnTurnbullUniversity of New South Wales
SecretaryFrancisco (Paco)Martinez-BaenaMacquarie Univeristy/TNC
University of Technology Sydney
General CommitteePennyBerrentsAustralian Museum
 TroyGastonUniversity of Newcastle
 WillFiguieraUniversity of Sydney
 KatherineDaffornMacquarie University
 NinaSchaeferSydney Institute of Marine Science
 ClaireRoweUniversity of Sydney
 ThomasFellowesUniversity of Sydney
 JoshAldridgeUniversity of Technology Sydney
 LouiseTosettoMacquarie University
 RosieSteinbergUniversity of New South Wales
Student RepresentativesMitchGibbsUniversity of Sydney
 GuiliaFilippiniMacquarie University