UWA Data Institute – AI for Humanity Conference

14 June 2024
All-day event
University of Western Australia campus, UWA Club, Perth

Join the UWA Data Institute for insightful and thought-provoking discussions as it brings together industry, research, government and community leaders to examine and discuss the transformative potential and ethical implications of artificial intelligence in shaping an inclusive and sustainable future.

Special Key Note Speaker - Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, AM

Engaging Presentations

GenAI for Enhanced Human Activity

The Application of Real Time Intelligence to Solve Crime Faster

From Data and Models to impact in Global Health

Putting Data to Good Use: Tracking Scope 1,2,3 in Action

The Unexpected Impact of AI on the Requirement for Resources

Reflective Panels plus the Institute's inspiring UWA Postgraduate Researcher Pitch Session.

Mammung the Film Premiere

10 October 2024
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Octagon Theatre UWA

MAMMUNG the Film will premiere in Perth on 10 October at the Octagon Theatre.

Doors will open from 6 pm, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the Director, Maevia Griffiths, the Producer, Lillian Robb, together with Dr Noel Nannup, Dr Anne Poelina, Aunty Lynette Knapp, and Dr Mick O'Leary.

UWA Oceans Institute Lecture Series – 2023 Our Hottest Year on Record

22 April 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WA Maritime Museum, NWS Shipping Theatre

2023 the hottest year on record: Evidence that human-induced global warming now exceeds 1.5˚C.

There is now clear evidence that during the last decade global temperatures exceeded the 1.5oC guardrail and are on track to pass the critical 2 degrees threshold in the next few years.

This seminar will focus on new evidence presented in the journal Nature Climate Change, looking at long-living Sclerosponges. These carbonate skeleton producing species can provide a ‘diary’ of sea temperatures going back over 300 years.

The extraordinary warming that occurred in 2023 made it the hottest year on record. When coupled with this new research, a very different picture of global warming emerges.

Panel discussion to follow talk by Professor Malcolm McCulloch.

Panel members are Member for Curtin Kate Chaney MP, Professor Petra Tschakert, Professor of Geography and Global Futures, Dr Bryson Bates, former Chief Research Scientist CSIRO.



Ocean Literacy World Conference

7 June 2024
8 June 2024
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Venice, Italy

On 7 and 8 June 2024, the IOC/UNESCO, under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Municipality of Venice, will host the Ocean Literacy World Conference.

The conference will be held in Venice, at the Arsenale. It is generously supported by the PRADA Group in the context of the SEA BEYOND Programme, co-managed by the PRADA Group and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

This two-day event will bring together experts in ocean literacy and ocean education from across the public, private, academic, and civil society sectors.  It will also include a programme open to the public to showcase and experiment ocean literacy activities.

Global Nature Positive Summit 2024

8 October 2024
10 October 2024
12:00 am
International Convention Centre, Sydney

Australia will host the first Global Nature Positive Summit in Sydney from 8 - 10 October 2024.

The event aims to boost private sector investment to protect and repair our environment and brings together domestic and international delegates including environment and climate ministers, business leaders, environment groups, First Nations peoples, scientists and academics and community leaders.

The Summit will focus on solutions to the triple planetary crisis on climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.

Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference 2024

18 November 2024
21 November 2024
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Newcastle, New South Wales

Save the Date: ASFB Conference 2024 in Newcastle, NSW!

The theme is 'Fish Frontiers' and looks to the future of fisheries research & management.

The conference is being held from November 18-21 at the Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre (NEX).

Topics covered include:

Innovative Technologies: Dive into the latest in AI, data analytics, and digital sensing.

Climate Adaptation: Understand the impacts and strategies for a changing world.

Genetic Advances: From aquaculture innovations to environmental DNA discoveries.

Fisheries Management: Insights into recreational, commercial, and cultural approaches.

Biosecurity: Tackling challenges to protect our aquatic environments.

Habitat Restoration: Leading efforts in marine ecosystem management.

We're bridging tradition with innovation, aiming to foster sustainable futures for both fish and people. Join us in Newcastle to contribute to meaningful discussions, network with peers, and enjoy the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

Interested in hosting a workshop or special session? We’re accepting suggestions now through March 31, 2024. Reach out via our website to make your proposal part of the registration launch.

OCEANS 2024 Conference & Exposition – Singapore

15 April 2024
18 April 2024
8:00 am

Join the leading innovators, analysts, and producers of marine technology, research, and education gathering for the OCEANS 2024 Singapore conference.

Come meet fellow professionals and students, hear from experts about their latest activities and ideas, and speak with the suppliers of marine and maritime products in the exhibit hall.  There will be four days of education and more than 2000 attendees, according to organisers.

Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Ocean (ECCWO5)

17 April 2023
21 April 2023
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Bergen, Norway

Effects of Climate Change on the World's Ocean (ECCWO5) will host events on a diverse and exciting range of topics and disciplines within and across the natural and social sciences that can potentially contribute to; the Seventh Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR7), the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, implementation of actions identified in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the goals and climate negotiations in COP27.

ECCWO5 is taking place in Bergen, Norway.

UWA Open Day 2024

17 March 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia's Open Day will be held on Sunday 17 March 2024 from 10am to 3pm.

You're invited to explore the campus and talk to students, academics and graduates to find out more about what it could be like studying at UWA.

Microplastics workshop – IOMRC

12 January 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre at UWA

Dr Brian Walker, Professor of Biology at Fairfield University in Fairfield Connecticut USA, will speak at a microplastics workshop at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre on Friday 12 January 2024.

The workshop will discuss microplastics and provide an insight into some of the best practices for laboratories wanting to explore microplastics contamination.

As microplastics are everywhere, special attention must be paid to preventing the contamination of samples. You'll find out about simple but important practices to avoid such problems.

Dr Walker has spent his career looking at how human activities impact animals with his primary focus being penguins.

The workshop is from 10am to 12 noon at the IOMRC Auditorium - 64 Fairway Crawley - on The University of Western Australia campus.

RSVP to oceans@uwa.edu.au