OUR CHANGING OCEANS
Taking Place July 2 - 5, 2019
Hosted by University of Otago, Dunedin
WED 3 JULY
THURS 4 JULY
Conference Sessions, AGM
Student Networking Function
FRI 5 JULY
Conference Dinner and Awards
Kia ora and welcome to this year's New Zealand Marine Sciences Society and Oceania Chondrichthyan Society 2019 conference! We hope to see you in Dunedin on 3-5 July, where we will hold the conference at the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university.
Worldwide, our human footprint on the marine environment is escalating year by year. This year's theme "Our Changing Oceans" reflects the need to understand how our oceans are responding to anthropogenic impacts, and how best to manage such impacts. By bringing scientists and managers together from many different backgrounds, we will highlight the role of science in unravelling the changes that our coasts and oceans are experiencing and in informing evidence-based decisions while underlining the key role of management in safeguarding the future of our oceans.
We have an exciting line up of guest speakers and anticipate an excellent programme on a wide variety of topics. The social functions will also be a great opportunity to connect with new colleagues, stimulate discussion and collaboration, and catch up with old friends.
We look forward to a productive few days of learning, sharing, thinking and discussing while enjoying the fun times and beautiful sights Dunedin has to offer!
Earlybird Registrations Close 7 June
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The full programme has now been released. Please note this is a draft and is subject to change.
CONFERENCE HOSTED BY
UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
Within the heart of Dunedin.
Hon Eugenie Sage
Minister of Conservation
Minister for Land Information
Associate Minister for the Environment
Dr Judi Hewitt
Principal Scientist - Marine Ecology
Programme Leader - Managing Marine Stressors
Dr Madeline Green
Researcher- Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies,
University of Tasmania
Senior project leader- Otlet
NZMSS Student Research Grant winner 2017
Active member of Otakou marae and former Deputy Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu