Coastal and Marine Science Group

The Coastal and Marine Science Research Group undertakes research to support the sustainable use and conservation of the living resources and environments of coasts, catchments and marine environments. Our research incorporates not only the physical and biological processes that occur in these ecosystems but also their related social values and management strategies with a particular emphasis on sustainable use, conservation and protection of our natural resources.


The group has established partnerships for research and consultancies with state, national and international agencies and community environmental organisations.

External funding has been received from local councils, federal and state government departments and numerous environmental committees.

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.