Conference presentation

Each presentation will fit within one of the 5 topics set for the 2016 conference. Presenters must indicate which topic their presentation falls under.

Presentations will run for 15 minutes only with 5 minutes at the end available for questions.

A computer, laser pointer and data display unit will be available for presenters.

These presentations will be run in a designated time slot* for each topic, see the times below:

  • Topic 1 – Thursday August 11, 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Topic 2 – Thursday August 11, 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Topic 3 – Thursday August 11, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Topic 4 – Friday August 12, 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Topic 5 – Friday August 12, 11.30am – 12.30pm

*Please note this is based on the draft timetable and is a guide only, times may change depending on final number of presentations. Topic sessions may also be combined to create more efficient sessions if required.


  1. Innovation in Marine Education– using new and different teaching methods to deliver the marine message and reach a wider audience.
  2. Sea Stories and Coastal Culture– integrating traditional knowledge into formal and informal marine education.
  3. Partnerships for Change– connecting across the seas to achieve common goals and strengthening projects through collaboration.
  4. Sustainable Seas– utilizing the oceans’ resources to ensure their survival for future generations.
  5. Making Science Accessible– demonstrating the relevance of science in our everyday lives and helping to create a more marine literate society