Silver Sponsors

CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency. We solve Australia’s greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere delivers world-class science that enables governments, industries and communities to make informed decisions about the sustainable use and management of the marine and atmospheric environment. Oceans and Atmosphere is uniquely placed to deliver new and improved marine scientific knowledge, information, products and services that contribute significant economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits to Australia and the region.


The UWA Oceans Institute is a multidisciplinary ocean research organisation, established in 2010 and based at The University of Western Australia (UWA). Located in Perth, Western Australia, the proximity of the Oceans Institute, adjacent to the Indian Ocean, provides a hub for world-class collaborative marine research.

Through our internal and external links, the research profile of the Oceans Institute brings together multidisciplinary research strengths in areas such as oceanography, ecology, engineering, social science, and governance to deliver answers for the grand challenges concerning the sustainable future of our Oceans.

The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) is a collaboration of state, federal, industry and academic organisations working together to provide world-class independent marine research.

WAMSI facilitates the Western Australian marine science community’s integrated and coordinated approach to complex research issues to inform management and industry decision making.

Our research has made new discoveries, strengthened previous knowledge, developed new tools and models as well as applied existing national and global models to the Western Australian context.

WAMSI advances new knowledge and understanding of the WA marine estate and its biological resources to provide ‘Better Science for Better Decisions’.


Symposia Sponsors

North Queensland Bulk Ports is the port authority for the four trading ports of Hay Point, Mackay, Abbot Point and Weipa. Our role at these ports may include marine pilotage, security, safety, maintenance, port and infrastructure development, environmental monitoring and community engagement.

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy that provides a broad range of products and services across the environment, energy, shipping, ports and logistics and defence sectors.

Launched in 2016, the Regional Estuaries Initiative is a $20 million state government program to improve the health of six estuaries in Western Australia’s South West: Peel-Harvey Estuary, Leschenault Estuary, Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary, Hardy Inlet, Wilson Inlet and Oyster Harbour.

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is a world-class centre of excellence for research and education at the University of Tasmania.  Its research is innovative, relevant, and globally distinctive while its education delivers first-class programs resulting in highly trained scientists and researchers serving the needs of academic institutions, industry, government and the community. IMAS has three core research programs in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Ecology and Biodiversity, and Oceans and Cryosphere. These are linked by the cross-disciplinary themes of Climate change, Ocean-Earth systems and Oceans and Antarctic governance.

Geoscience Australia is a Commonwealth Government agency that is the nation’s trusted advisor on the geology and geography of Australia. We support evidence-based decisions through information, advice and services for a strong economy, resilient society and sustainable environment. We undertake baseline mapping of the seabed to better understand marine resources and assets, and to measure change over time.

Keynote Sponsor

Murdoch University helps free thinkers discover how to make a difference, through outstanding education and translational research endeavour. Murdoch is committed to promoting an all-inclusive, nurturing environment for students and academics, and we support researchers to collaborate to tackle the world’s greatest challenges in sustainability, health and food.

Conference Dinner Sponsor

The Marine Biodiversity Hub is funded by the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program. We foster nationally-consistent research tailored to help decision-makers manage and conserve Australia’s marine biodiversity. Our projects range from establishing monitoring baselines for Australian Marine Parks to quantifying the risk of shipping to large marine fauna. Lately we’ve helped explore seamounts off Tasmania, prioritise research needs for sharks, rays and chimeras, forge collaborations to aggregate and link research data, estimate Grey Nurse Shark numbers, and establish rescue populations for the Critically Endangered Red Handfish. This year we begin working with the Malgana Indigenous community to restore seagrasses at Shark Bay.

Conference Supporters

Joe Baker Poster Session Sponsor

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency. We provide expert knowledge to develop globally relevant research solutions for the nation.

As a world leader in marine science our research:

  • improves ocean ecosystem health; and
  • protects coral reefs from climate change;

This creates economic, social and environmental benefit for all Australians

Welcome Reception Sponsor

The Harry Butler Institute, is a hub for the Community, Research, Business and the Environment. The Institute aims to carry on the work of its namesake, in creating global awareness about translational environmental research and demonstrating that with proper management, it is possible for business and the environment to co-exist.


Key Dates

August 2018
Call for Symposia Opens

September 2018
Call for Symposia Closes

December 2018 
Early Bird Registration opens

22 February 2019 
Call for Abstracts Closes

Mid - April 2019
Abstract Outcomes

30 April 2019
Early Bird Registration closes

7 – 11 July 2019 


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