National Marine Science Symposium

National Marine Science Symposium, Canberra, 25-26 Nov 2014.

Marine scientists from all over Australia attended the Shine Dome this week to hear about the white papers submitted to the National Marine Science Committee as part of a National Marine Science Plan.  White papers were classified under 8 major themes identified from Marine Nation 2025:

Sovereignty, security and natural hazards

Energy security

Food security

Biodiversity conservation and ecosystem health

Dealing with climate change

Optimal resource allocation

Urban coastal environments

Infrastructure

Professor Emma Johnston (UNSW & SIMS) and Dr Andy Steven (CSIRO) introduced urban coastal environments. Our white paper submission fell in this theme and explored the knowledge gaps and future challenges relating to marine urban development and green engineering.  A copy of our white paper is accessible here.

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