The Symposium focused on eight thematic areas, each addressing a grand challenge for Australia over the next decade (sovereignty, security and natural hazards; energy security; food security; biodiversity conservation and ecosystem health; dealing with climate change; optimal resource allocation; urban coastal environments; and infrastructure).
The Symposium, held at the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra, was attended by scientists, industry and government leaders.
Theme outcomes were drawn together to inform the development of a National Marine Science Plan – a decadal plan prioritising marine science investment for Australia.
|Theme||Presentations (PDF files)|
|Sovereignty, security, hazards|
|Food security||Patrick Hone and David Smith|
|Biodiversity||Sabine Dittmann and Peter Doherty|
|Climate change||Bernadette Sloyan, Alex Sen Gupta and Matthew England|
|Optimal Resource allocation||Tony Smith and Terry Walshe|
|Urban Coastal||Andy Steven and Emma Johnston|
|Infrastructure||Tim Moltmann, Lyndon Llewellyn, Neville Exon and Ian Turner|