Join The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and the Institute of Advanced Studies in a celebration of our ocean community at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle next weekend (Saturday 25 October 2014).
Oceans Community is a once-a year event created for the broader community who want to better understand marine issues in WA and contribute in some way to the marine environment.
The theme of this year's event is ‘Deep Ocean', the largest habitat on earth but the world's least explored environment. We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the deep seafloor. Oceans Community will showcase cutting-edge, deep-sea research by some of the world's best ocean scientists.
Keynote speaker for Oceans Community, Dr Larry Madin, Vice President, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA will give a lecture on the tools and techniques for modern exploration. Dr Madin will also look ahead to the future of ocean discovery that new robotic technologies will make possible in the coming decades.
"Despite the challenges of exploration in such a remote environment, we must explore the mysteries of the Deep Ocean as we continue to rely on it for sustenance, transport, commerce and growth," Dr Madin said.
UWA Oceans Institute's Deputy Director, Professor Shaun Collin said the event sets an example for science communication in WA, bringing the community together with the Oceans Institute's leading marine researchers.
"The success of this event is directly related to the calibre of the speakers, and we are grateful that they are able to give up their time to share their knowledge," Professor Collin said.
"Oceans Community presents a unique opportunity for the local community to learn more about the importance of our oceans and the research that is taking place, here in WA and globally. The deep ocean is a fascinating topic and I encourage anyone with an interest in the marine environment to attend."
To register for the event visit Eventbrite.