Upcoming conference session in Darwin, Australia: How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?

We welcome marine scientists, natural resource managers, policy makers and other interested parties to submit talks to our upcoming symposium in Darwin in July:

“How can marine science better guide environmental decision-makers?”

Our symposium will be part of the Australian Marine Sciences Association annual conference

The problem we’ll be tackling:

–        Science reporting on the state of the oceans and what it means for people and economies is often opaque, techno-centric and not easily translated to policy advice. As a consequence, environmental policy-makers are often left with judgment calls as the only practical solution, rather than transparent decision-making informed by the best available science.

Symposium purpose:

–        To bring a group of enthusiastic speakers and a large audience together around this problem in the marine research and policy arena.  We welcome contributions focused on coral reefs.


–        Presentations are invited from a wide range of fields. Presenters are invited to bring their approaches and examples of decision problems and solutions to the table.

Where: Darwin, Australia

When: 2-6 July 2017

Registrations: http://events.amsaconference.net/registration.html

Note that registrations close 18 February 2017.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Darwin.


Ken Anthony and Terry Walshe

Dr Ken Anthony
Principal Research Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science

Adjunct Associate Professor
Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland
Centre of Excellence for Math and Stats Frontiers, Queensland University of Technology

Tel: +61 417 856 682
Email: k.anthony@aims.gov.au<mailto:k.anthony@aims.gov.au>
www: www.aims.gov.au

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