Science in Practice
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.
These resources were developed by the following University of Newcastle staff:
- Associate Professor Troy Gaston
- Associate Professor Bill Leggat
- Dr Margaret Platell
- Dr Hannah Power
- Dr Vincent Raoult
For more information, please contact Professor Troy Gaston.
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