Innovations for the future of our oceans

It provides over half of the world’s oxygen, it’s the primary source of food for more than a billion people and home to the greatest abundance of life on our planet. You guessed it, it’s the big blue.

The theme of National Science Week 2020 is Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans.

With unique access to coastal and marine environments, the Faculty of Science is committed to solving the ecological, physical, conservation, societal and management issues that oceans face – such as climate change, pollution, urbanisation and conflicting users.

We do this through our team of world-class coastal, marine and ecological researchers based at our Ourimbah campus, and by producing graduates who learn from these experts and develop skills which make them highly employable.

Find out where a passion in coastal and marine science can take you

Video: Our world, our ocean, our responsibility - World Oceans Day 2020

Webinars

Everything you wanted to know about sharks and rays

The liver of a shark is a third the weight of its body.

Did you know “that sharks have teeth on their skin and eyeballs”? Join Dr Vincent Raoult during National Science Week as he shares stories and answers your questions on everything you wanted to know about sharks and rays.

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Everything you need to know about corals

Did you know that corals are plants, animals and rocks?

Did you know “that corals are always on a sugar high?” Join Professor Bill Leggat during National Science Week as he shares stories and answers your questions on everything you wanted to know about corals.

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Life on board a marine research vessel

Ever had an office that is constantly moving?

For Dr Hannah Power, a coastal scientist, the experience was “a once in a life time”. Join Dr Power during National Science Week as she shares stories and answers your questions on what it’s like to work at sea on these extraordinary boats.

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Resources

These resources were developed by the following University of Newcastle staff:

For more information, please contact Professor Troy Gaston.

Print your very own 3D coral

Print your very own 3D coral

Watch the 3D coral video above then follow this link for instructions

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Super Symbionts entry

Optional form to use for your Super Symbionts entry

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Coral facts

Get clued-up about coral with this helpful overview

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