About Us

The Australian Marine Sciences Association Inc. (AMSA) is Australia's peak professional body for marine scientists from all disciplines and for over 50 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. Its activities and resources are largely funded by membership contributions, donations from benefactors and surpluses from events. As well as operating nationally, AMSA has active branches in most States and Territories. Membership is open to professional marine scientists, students and corporate bodies engaged in marine research, policy or management. 

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> If you are an AMSA member, click here to know your benefits and how AMSA represents you

> If you are not an AMSA member, click here to find out more about what AMSA does 

AMSA works to promote marine science through:

  • Hosting an annual conference which address marine science issues in Australia and abroad
  • Holding workshops, symposiums and training at branch and national level
  • Publishing three issues of the Australian Marine Science Bulletin each year
  • Publicly recognising outstanding marine scientists, technicians and students through annual AMSA awards
  • Providing weekly eNews with information about events, jobs and the latest marine science news 
  • Representing members' views to government 
  • Maintaining up to date position papers on matters of interest
  • Providing access to resources via our website
  • Providing commentary and digital information via social media
  • Membership of Science and Technology Australia (STA) and representation at Science Meets Parliament