Generations of Malgana peoples from Gatharragudu (Shark Bay) have come together to start the process of understanding the decades of research that has been carried out in the World Heritage site and to develop priorities for the future.
The coral-killing sponge Terpios hoshinota has been detected in the Kimberley for the first time by scientists from the Western Australian Museum.
WAMSI CEO Dr Luke Twomey on the importance of collboration.
Some 60 Indigenous and marine science participants at the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) Indigenous Workshop held in Fremantle in July this year identified the Kimberley saltwater science guidelines as a potential blueprint for regionalising processes and protocols for research.
A project to gain a better understanding of the unique marine ecosystem of Western Australia’s Kimberley region will help inform a compromise between protecting it, while supporting the region’s social and economic development.
An ambitious project to harness the vast amounts of environmental data being produced in Western Australia that will ultimately improve outcomes for the state has received strong support from the meeting of Environment Ministers with the Commonwealth.
WAMSI Research Director, Dr Jenny Shaw, has been recognised at the 2019 National Seafood Industry Awards for her long-standing commitment to fisheries in Australia.
Work for the Shark Bay Priorities Project is well underway. There will be a number of outputs produced by the end of the year, including two publications.
Acknowledging that partnerships and processes have not yet been established between scientists and the community in Shark Bay, the WAMSI has made a key community liaison appointment to support input into the marine science plan for the area.
New guidelines for dredge plume modelling are being developed by CSIRO in partnership with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution.
A report released on one of the largest single-issue environmental research programs in Australia that gained unprecedented access to industry dredging data, has been recognised by industry and government as a ground-breaking step forward for environmental regulation.
THE waters off Western Australia’s south coast will be a focus of discussion at a special symposium of a national marine science conference to be held in Fremantle in July.
The “Perspectives on Dredging” AMSA symposium has brought together is open to scientists, regulators, managers, industry and consultants with practical experience of dredging practices in the marine environment.
The South Coast of Western Australia: research for management symposium aims to uncover previous and current research being conducted off the south coast and to bring the south coast to the attention of the wider marine science community and government bodies.
Four thousand nautical miles and twenty-five oceanographic stations later, the forty scientists and MNF support staff on board the RV Investigator are returning to Fremantle, Western Australia armed with huge amounts of data and samples obtained from temperate to tropical waters in the south-east Indian Ocean.