AMSA provided a submission on the National Conversation Starter for Developing Australia’s Science and Research Priorities and National Science Statement.
AMSA asserts that:
- Marine science research is critically important for the health and wellbeing of all Australians and the ongoing sustainability of Australia’s Blue Economy.
- Marine and climate change research has been neglected, but Australia has the opportunity to become a global leader in marine-related climate action – spanning both mitigation (including negative emissions) and adaptation interventions.
- There is a need to engage all Australians with marine science, including through building national ocean literacy and stewardship, valuing and inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and leadership, and recognition of Indigenous people as Australia’s first marine scientists.