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05 September 2019


The MTAQ AGM will take place on Thursday 26th September at 5:00 pm at Cairns State High School. All positions will be open: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Publicity Officer. All members are welcome to attend and vote. The MTAQ Executive consists of volunteers.  Each role is important in contributing to keeping MTAQ ...

MTAQ 2019 Waves of the Future Conference Program

19 August 2019


Draft Program available for download below: Registration is now open - The full conference fee is $600, Tues - Wednesday $250 and Wed - Thursday $300 for non-members If your school is a member or yourself deduct $50 from each of the above. The outer reef trip on Friday is included in full registration or otherwise an extra ...

Want easily accessible data about Australian ecosystems.

12 August 2019


TERN is Australia’s land ecosystem observatory. They observe, record and measure critical terrestrial ecosystem parameters and conditions for Australia over time from continental scale to field sites at hundreds of representative locations. This information is standardised, integrated and transformed into model-ready data, enabling researchers to discern and interpret changes in land ecosystems. Understanding ...

Marine Debris Toolkit for Educators

22 May 2019


Marine Debris Toolkit for Educators UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE 

Invitation to Brisbane Boat Show Marine Industry Careers Activity Day 23 August 2019

08 May 2019


The Boating Industry Association invites you and your students to participate in a Marine Industry Careers Activity Day at the 2019 Brisbane Boat Show, held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Bank. The Boating Industry Association has devised an activity day that engages the students and encourages ...

National Environment Science Program (NESP) - Remote Waste and Marine Debris project

18 March 2019


This project looked at waste management issues in three remote communities on Cape York Peninsula—Lockhart River, Mapoon and Pormpuraaw (see map inside). All three of these communities are growing, with new housing being constructed in each community, as well as increasing numbers of visitors and tourists, all of which generate an ...

Dr G’s Statistics Survival Kit (Townsville 2019)

28 February 2019


Dr Gurion Ang from the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland with support from STAQ, will visit Townsville 23-25 July 2019. He will deliver statistics workshops to Year 11 Biology and Marine Science students at various schools in Townsville. Twilight Teacher CPD sessions will be available at no ...

Geraldine Fauville: International Ocean Literacy Survey

11 February 2019


Some background: This unfunded project started 3 years ago when the need to measure progress in the development of Ocean Literacy in our respective countries was raised by the Ocean Literacy community.  The recently published results from Version 2 of the International Ocean Literacy Survey (IOLS) helped create Version 3 that was submitted for review ...

Inside the Killer Whale Matriarchy

12 December 2018


Pods of killer whales inhabit the waters of every major ocean on Earth. Each family is able to survive thanks mainly to one member, its most knowledgeable hunter: the grandmother. These matriarchs can live 80 years or more and their expertise can mean the difference between life and death for ...


17 September 2018


Analysing real-life coral reef data as a resource in your classroom 14 NOVEMBER 2018, 1-5 PM, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE  • Data analysing workshop for any secondary science and maths teachers • Includes lectures, hands-on classroom activities and take-home materials For more information please contact workshop co-ordinators Monique Grol and Diana Kleine ...

MTAQ Wave of Change Final Program

04 September 2018


Free Data Analysis PD workshops

04 September 2018


Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives in Marine Science & Aquatic Practices

05 July 2018


Come hear Matt Burns Quandamooka descendant talk about Moreton Bay and Minjerribah at our Annual Conference on Monday 24th September - plus embedding Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander perspectives into Marine Science and Aquatic Practices  

Our Blue Planet: Sounds of the ocean

23 May 2018


The secret sounds of our oceans    

FREE Outdoor Recreation courses with SCUBA diving specialties

19 March 2018


AGI, a private college (31690) that specialises in Outdoor Recreation courses with SCUBA diving specialties, aims to create awareness of the marine environment and its need for protection.  Their Certificate II in OR with SCUBA electives is an excellent fit for marine studies student. The program is VETiS funded so ...

Apply now - Become CoralWatch Ambassador

05 March 2018


  The CoralWatch Ambassador program provides the opportunity to be part of a citizen science community that cares for corals and reef conservation. During the workshop 23-27 May 2018 at Heron Island Research Station, you will learn what’s happening to our reefs and how you can deliver positive messages to inspire audiences ...

2018 MTAQ Conference - Waves of Change Survey

27 February 2018


 Confirmed Dates: Monday 24th - Thursday 27th September, 2018 at Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island. The programme will be concentrating on the new Marine Science and redeveloped Aquatic Practices syllabuses and will be overflowing with presentations and workshops. There will be a specific focus on syllabus resource development (content and assessments) for Units 1 & ...

QCAA - Markers for the Writing Task (WT) and the Short Response (SR) subtests

27 November 2017


Markers for the Writing Task (WT) and the Short Response (SR) subtests are selected from a marker pool, which consists of teachers or former teachers from across Queensland.  Each year, the QCAA recruits markers to add to the pool.  The primary objective of the marking operation is to grade student ...

MantaDroid - an aquatic robot

27 November 2017


Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created MantaDroid, an aquatic robot that emulates the swimming locomotion of manta rays. The robotic manta ray, which swims at the speed of twice its body length per second and can operate for up to 10 hours, could potentially be employed ...

Interview with an Octopus Researcher

27 November 2017


Octopuses, with their amazing intelligence, incredible flexibility and ability to fit through openings many times smaller than their body as well as their ability to artfully camouflage themselves against varied backgrounds have fascinated humans for centuries. Divers report encounters with these crafty creatures and come away amazed, with stories of ...