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Perspectives on marine conservation
Sat. 15 October 2016, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEST
Join us for an evening at Reef HQ to hear diverse perspectives on how people-power can help protect reefs and oceans.
Two expert speakers sharing their experience and approach about engaging people in reef science, monitoring and conservation.
Jaime González Cano, Director of the National Marine Park works for the National Protected Areas Commission of Mexico is the designer and co-founder of the Cacun Underwater Museum. This monumental underwater contemporary museum of art called MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) now consists of over 500 permanent life-size sculptures and is one of the largest and most ambitious underwater artificial art attractions in the world.
Dr David Bourne, is a researcher at the Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook Univeristy. His research focuses primarily on the microbiology of corals and coral disease. Since 2011, he has worked with Earthwatch Australia to facilitate a citizen science initiative that united scientists with almost 50 volunteers from around the world to to support data collection assessing reef recovery and disease outbreaks on the Great Barrier Reef.
Ten Fellows from in the 2016 International Coral Reef Management and Leadership Program will also share their thoughts from experiences across 3 oceans.
Also learn about how you can get involved in ReefBlitz, an event to capture a snapshot of Great Barrier Reef health and life powered by citizen science from 1 to 31 October.