World Environment Day

5 June 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is Ecosystem Restoration. Pakistan will act as global host of the day.

World Environment Day 2021 will see the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

National Reconciliation Week – More Than A Word

27 May 2021
3 June 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Influencing environmental policy with science: Dr Tom Hatton

14 April 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium, Ground floor, Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, UWA

Explore the challenges, pitfalls and strategies in making research influential with those who manage or regulate our environment

How a researcher represents their work can have a deep impact on policy and policymakers. This seminar will explore the challenges, pitfalls and strategies in making research influential with those who manage or regulate our environment. We will explore the choices that a researcher can make and the consequences of how they position their work in front of key decision-makers.

The seminar will be provided by OI Adjunct Professor Tom Hatton PSM FTSE, recently retired Chair of the Environmental Protection Authority and former research scientist and executive with the CSIRO.

This event is part of the Expert Series hosted by the Oceans Institute. You can find out more about other free events in this series by visiting:

AMSAwa Marine Snapchat

30 March 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Murdoch University, WA

All WA marine scientists are invited to share their work and find out what’s happening in Marine Science in WA. The Snapchat format allows speakers the opportunity to present in an informal setting. With a high level of audience engagement, these evenings have always been a great success in the past.

The proposed venue (Kim Beasley Lecture Theatre, Murdoch University) has a large capacity so social distancing can be achieved with ease – fingers crossed that COVID restrictions don’t change in the next few weeks.

We hope to enjoy the company of real people at a live event!

Please see the flyer below for more details.



Webinar: Biogeochemical Modelling Tools and Applications

17 March 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presentation 1: Application of innovative advances in biogeochemical modelling tools to support industry towards achieving their sustainable development goals

Presented by: Louise Bruce, BMT

Presentation 2: The SIMA Austral Project: integrated modelling, data services and decision support tools to improve the sustainability of salmon aquaculture in Chile.

Presented by: Dr Karen Wild-Allen, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere

UN Ocean Decade Australia’s Ocean Stakeholder Meeting

25 March 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am

In 2017 the United Nations declared 2021-2030 The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development with a vision to deliver the Science We Need for the Ocean We Want.

The Ocean Decade provides a platform for Australia’s Ocean Stakeholders to unify in ways that move beyond business as usual.

We invite you to register for this first Stakeholder meeting to find out more about the Decade, and the ambition that some of our Australian stakeholders have for 2030.

Blue Economy CRC Participant Workshop

24 March 2021
26 March 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Brisbane, Queensland

The Blue Economy CRC will be holding it’s Annual 2021 Participant Workshop on the 24th – 26th March, 2021 in Brisbane, Queensland.

This workshop is open to Blue Economy CRC participants and invitees only.

The event will run over three days and incorporate keynote sessions and interactive workshops between participants across the CRCs five research programs.

ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences Meeting

22 June 2021
27 June 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Aquatic Sciences for a Sustainable Future:  Nurturing Cooperation

Following the pressing needs of the society to ensure a sustainable future, amidst human-influenced environmental changes, the theme of the meeting is Aquatic Sciences for a Sustainable Future: Nurturing Cooperation. Underdeveloped and developed societies face different levels of sustainability problems in aquatic resources and have contrasting capacities to address and adapt to upcoming changes and threats, which makes cooperation paramount for an efficient and increasing exchange of information to find long-term sustainable solutions. Dialogue among scientists, as well as transfer of knowledge for the benefit of the society, are very important in addressing sustainability challenges. To provide a venue for this exchange, we will incorporate the theme into the plenary sessions: The future of seafood resources and the role of cooperation; Restoration of aquatic ecosystems, in line with the United Nations Decade of Restoration; Carbon dynamics in lakes and rivers; Past and future of ocean circulation and its role for the climate system; Linking the health of the oceans to humans; Remote sensing and large scale detection; Integrated management of aquatic resources.

Initially this meeting was scheduled to be held in Palma, but due to COVID-19, it is necessary to hold the ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences Meeting virtually.  However, we plan to meet in Palma in 2023.  We will embrace dialogue in the virtual realm, concentrating on cooperation in an electronic environment.

Plastics Innovation Hub Symposium

15 March 2021
16 March 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am

The Plastics Innovation Hub Symposium is a two half-day virtual event which will bring together key stakeholders across the plastics ecosystem.

At this event, you will collaborate with others in small teams to:

  • Prioritise the problem areas in the plastics life cycle where innovation and deep-tech is most required and can have the most impact.
  • Pinpoint alignment between stakeholder needs/interests and The Hub’s priority problem areas.
  • Identify the right incentives to rally support from key stakeholders and the activities that will enable deep exploration, collaboration, and solution-making to occur.
  • Co-create a charter of collaboration principles to ensure transparency and openness in The Hub’s governance.

In addition to the group activities, this event will offer you the opportunity to network with key stakeholders working across the plastics ecosystem and learn from globally renowned guest speakers.

Who should attend?

Government, industry, Startups, NGOs, investors, researchers and innovators working on solutions in abating the leakage of plastics into our environment.

TALKS: Water Matters @ no.10

6 March 2021
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10

Join in an afternoon of talks by a selection of speakers presenting different perspectives on bodies of water in particular, the ocean.

About this Event

Speakers will discuss the ocean from the views of art, science, conservation, indigenous cosmology and environmentalism. Speakers include; Paul Gamblin (Director, Protect Ningaloo), Gary A. Kendrick (Head of School, UWA Oceans Institute), Marji Puotinen (Spatial/Ecological Data Scientist, UWA Oceans Institute), Angela Rossen (Artist/UWA Oceans Institute) and Vanessa Russ (art historian).