Media Release: Western Australian Marine Science Institution
24th October 2013 - For Immediate Release
Research scientists have started voyages into the remote Kimberley marine environment as the major fieldwork stage of the Kimberley Marine Research Program begins.
The first and only marine research station in the remote Kimberley region has been named a finalist for a WA Science Award, under the Science Engagement Initiative of the Year category, the winner of which will be announced at an awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday 11 October.
More than 250 scientists from 15 partner institutions collaborated on over 85 WAMSI projects spanning five years to deliver an unprecedented public-good marine science program covering oceanography, climate variability, biodiversity, Ningaloo Marine Park, sustainable fisheries and biodiscovery.
WAMSI 1 [2006 – 2011] concluded in late 2011 and it has been particularly pleasing to see the interest generated, not only with the scientific outputs generated from the WAMSI 1 Program http://www.wamsiconference.org.au/viewStory/Presentations, but also the WAMSI governance and science communication mo