Events

Jun 19 2018 - Geocoastal Research Group- Talk - Dr John Largier - Small Bar built Estuaries
May 31 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Geocoastal Research - Eleanor Bruce/ Ana Vila-Concejo
May 24 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Benthic Ecology - Ziggy Marzinelli
May 17 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Kate Lee and Fabrice Jaine (SIMS)
April 26 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Kate Lee (SIMS)
April 12 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Iain Suthers
April 5 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Paulina Cetina-Heredia
March 29 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Bree Morgan
March 22 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Fisheries Management
December 11 2017 - Sydney Ideas - Caring (Better) for the Seas
December 11-13 2017 - Sustaining the Seas - CONFERENCE
December 11 2017 - Sustaining the Seas - Harbour Cruise Field Trip
November 27-28 2017 - MSI Work Experience Program 2017
November 27 2017 - MSI Showcase 2017
October 12 2017 - Meeting with Vietnamese Research Delegation
March 9 2017 - SIMS Weekly Lunch Seminar
March 2 2017 - SIMS Weekly Lunch Seminar
March-May 2017 - ASFB Student Competition in Science Communication
March 1-3 2017 - University of Sydney O-week
Feburary 21 2017 - AMSA Coastal Geomorphology Talks - Andrew Short


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June 19 2018 - Geocoastal Research Group Seminar - Talk - Dr John Largier - Small Bar built Estuaries California ICOLLs - 14:00 am 19th June

Bar-built estuaries are the dominant estuary type in California, and many of these small estuaries are subject to closure with a sand barrier separating a lagoon estuary from the ocean for days, months or even years. In the lagoon impounded behind the sand barrier, water levels may rise or fall depending on net water budget and water quality extremes may develop. These conditions and the obstruction of fish passage motivate managed breaching of the sand barrier in many systems state wide - an intervention that alleviates or pre-empts environmental problems, but which also can result in undesirable secondary impacts due to the acute effect of a single breach or the chronic effect of repeated breaching over years. Through a review of several field studies conducted in California, I will work toward a synthesis of processes and phenomena related to mouth closure and breaching in general - and use this rough synthesis to link morphodynamics and hydrodynamics to water quality and habitat. This collection of case studies are centred on dissolved oxygen and motivated by questions posed by environmental managers. My hope is to engage in discussion of comparative systems in Australia.


Date: 19/06/2018

Details: Madsen Building Room 331 | Sydney University

Dr John Largier

May 31 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Geocoastal Research - Eleanor Bruce/ Ana Vila-Concejo


As part of 2018 Topics in Australian Marine Science (TAMS) Course - Week 13 (31 May) - Eleanor Bruce/ Ana Vila-Concejo from Geocoastal Research group (Sydney University) will talk about Geocoastal research.


Date: 31/05/2018

Details: Lecture Theatre Building 21 | Sydney Institute of Marine Science | Chowder Bay Road Mosman


May 24 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Benthic Ecology - Ziggy Marzinelli

As part of 2018 Topics in Australian Marine Science (TAMS) Course - Week 12 (24 May) - Ziggy Marzinelli from School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (UNSW) will talk about Benthic Ecology.


Date: 24/05/2018

Details: Lecture Theatre Building 21 | Sydney Institute of Marine Science | Chowder Bay Road Mosman


May 17 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Kate Lee and Fabrice Jaine (SIMS)

As part of 2018 Topics in Australian Marine Science (TAMS) Course - Week 11 (17 May) - Kate Lee and Fabrice Jaine from SIMS will talk about Animal Tracking -Shark Ecology (Vic Peddemors).


Date: 17/05/2018

Details: Lecture Theatre Building 21 | Sydney Institute of Marine Science | Chowder Bay Road Mosman

Dr Fabrice Jaine

Dr Fabrice Jaine

Dr Kate Lee

Dr Kate Lee


April 26 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Kate Lee

As part of 2018 Topics in Australian Marine Science (TAMS) Course - Week 8 (26 April) - Kate Lee from SIMS will talk about Animal Tracking.

Biotelemetry: electronic approaches understanding the ecology and behaviour of marine predators
The rapid development of nano technology has not only improved humans’ ability to communicate and monitor their own physiological and behavioural changes (e.g. Fitbits), but it has allowed marine researchers to take measurements from wild animals as they move undisturbed through their environment. This, together with advancements in statistical and computational modelling techniques, has revolutionised the study of marine animals that would otherwise by difficult to observe over large spatial and/or temporal scales. This seminar will discuss some of the biotelemetry techniques used by researchers to address ecological and behavioural questions, with particular emphasis on the tracking techniques used within the Animal Tracking Facility of Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS). Specifically, we will look at how the combination of biotelemetry and statistical modelling can research questions such as: how big do protected areas need to be for large reef fish? do large reef fish use their habitat three-dimensionally? are cryptic sharks sociable? how do large sharks use estuarine environments?


Date: 26/04/2018

Details: Lecture Theatre Building 21 | Sydney Institute of Marine Science | Chowder Bay Road Mosman

Kate Lee

Kate Lee


April 12 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Iain Suthers

As part of 2018 Topics in Australian Marine Science (TAMS) Course - Week 7 (12 April) - Iain Suthers from UNSW will talk about Biological Oceanography.

Iain research interests include the early life history of fish, plankton particle size and the relationships with oceanographic variability. He have also been involved in the study of home range, age and reproduction of a temperate reef fish and coral reef fish, the protection of MPAs for pelagic fish, and the responsible re-stocking of NSW estuaries with mulloway.

Date: 12/04/2018

Details: Lecture Theatre Building 21 | Sydney Institute of Marine Science | Chowder Bay Road Mosman

Iain Suthers

April 5 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Paulina Cetina-Heredia

Paulina studied Oceanography (B.Sc) at UABC, Ensenada, BC, Mexico; obtained a M.Sc degree in Physical Oceanography from CICESE, Ensenada, BC, Mexico; and completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor Sean Connolly at James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia. She is interested in the influence of ocean dynamics on ecological processes. Her PhD research investigated the transport of larvae along the Great Barrier Reef focusing on the effect of lee-reef eddies and organism’s life traits on the retention and supply of larvae close to reefs. Methods involved combining the use of hydrodynamic models and numerical experiments with theory and empirical data to disentangle physical mechanisms that drive larval transport. Paulina's work establishes mechanistic links between circulation patterns and the dispersal of larvae to envisage implications on population dynamics under different oceanic environmental conditions. Currently working as a Post- Doctoral Research Associate with Dr. Moninya Roughan, Dr. Erik van Sebille and Dr. Melinda Coleman exploring the long-term variability of the Eastern Australian Current and using a Lagrangian approach to determine how it shapes larval dispersal patterns.

Paulina Cetina-Heredia

March 29 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Bree Morgan

As part of 2018 Topics in Australian Marine Science (TAMS) Course - Week 5 (29 March) - Bree Morgan from University of Sydney will talk about Environmental Geochemistry: Process mapping and contaminant trapping.

I am a low-temperature environmental geochemist with expertise in chemical sedimentology and mineralogy. The mineralogical and biogeochemical signatures recorded in sediments tell us a story about Earth surface processes, environmental perturbations and past environmental conditions. My research teases apart these signatures in coastal, estuarine and marine systems, to better understand the complex interactions that shape natural processes at the Earth’s surface, and the impact that humans have on these. In my seminar I will discuss how I explore minerals as contaminant traps (i.e. trace metals, CO2) in sediments, the importance of understanding the stability of these sinks, and the environmental repercussions associated with their breakdown.

Date: 29/03/2018

Details: Lecture Theatre Building 21 | Sydney Institute of Marine Science | Chowder Bay Road Mosman

Bree Morgan

March 22 2018 - SIMS Lunchtime Seminar - Fisheries Management

As part of 2018 Topics in Australian Marine Science (TAMS) Course - Week 4 (22 March) - John Stewart and Doug Ferrell from NSW DPI Fisheries will talk about Fisheries Management.

More details soon

Date: 22/03/2018

Details: Lecture Theatre Building 21 | Sydney Institute of Marine Science | Chowder Bay Road Mosman


December 11 2017 - Sydney Ideas - Caring (Better) for the Seas

Co-presented with Sydney Ideas and the Sustainable Fish Lab, as part of the Sustaining the Seas Conference at the University of Sydney.

Date: 11/12/2017

Details: Law School Foyer
Sydney Law School F10 University of Sydney, Camperdown 2006


December 11-13 2017 - Sustaining the Seas Conference

Sustaining the Seas is an exciting and experimental refereed international conference that will bring together academics of many disciplines, practitioners, urban planners, fishers, artists and writers to consider over three days the challenges of how to care better for the oceans, and more-than-human marine ecological systems. We will explore radically different modes of caring for oceanic spaces and ask what their effects might be for communities of fish and humans.

Date: 11-13/12/2017


December 11 2017 - Sustaining the Seas - Harbour Cruise Field Trip

MSI will run a two day work experience program in conjunction with SIMS in which a group of high school students will be introduced to various aspects of marine science.

Date: 11/12/2017

Details: Will be given soon


November 27-28 2017 - MSI Work Experience Program 2017

In conjunction with The Sydney Environment Institute

In conjunction with the Sustaining the Seas: fish, oceanic space and the politics of caring conference the MSI will host a science harbour cruise field trip on Sydney Harbour for the delegates.

Date: 27-28/11/2017

Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Location: Will be given soon


November 27 2017 - MSI Showcase 2017

The Marine Studies Institute Showcase for 2017 will run from 12:30-14:30 on Monday 27th November. The showcase brings together the top marine science academics across the various disciplines of geosciences, biological sciences, law, engineering, medicine, agriculture, education, arts and social sciences to showcase in 5 minute presentations the latest research being undertaken at the University of Sydney.

Date: 27/11/2017

Time: 12:30PM - 2:30PM

Location: Will be given soon


October 12 2017 - Meeting with Vietnamese Research Delegation

In conjunction with the Office of Global Engagement

Date: 12/10/2017

The Vice Chancellor was approached by Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam and DFAT to host a group of high level Vietnamese government and university delegates with the aim to foster the development of institutional partnerships and joint research proposals. The delegation specifically requested to have meetings with the Deans or Heads of the Marine Studies Institute, the Sydney Medical School, the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Sydney Environmental Institute.


March 9 2017 - SIMS Weekly Lunch Seminar

On every thursday, there is going to be a seminar talk at SIMS (chowder Bay Rd, Mosman) around lunch time.

Date: 09/03/2017

Time: 1:15PM - 2:15PM

Location: Lecture Threatre Building 21, Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Chowder Bay Road, Mosman

Title: Marine Invertebrates in a changing ocean

Speaker: Maria Byrne (USYD, Sydney)


March 2 2017 - SIMS Weekly Lunch Seminar

On every thursday, there is going to be a seminar talk at SIMS (chowder Bay Rd, Mosman) around lunch time.

Date: 02/03/2017

Time: 1:15PM - 2:15PM

Location: Lecture Threatre Building 21, Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Chowder Bay Road, Mosman

Title: Marine Microbial Ecology: From Drops of Seawater to Ocean Basins

Speaker: Justin Seymour (UTS, Sydney)


March-May 2017 - ASFB Student Competition in Science Communication

The Australian Society of Fish Biology (ASFB) is having a Student Communication in Science Competition (SCiSC) for 2017.

For more information click HERE

To apply click HERE


March 1-3 2017 - University of Sydney Orientation Week

Welcome to a new year at the University of Sydney. Come down to the Campbelltown Campus and join our excitment with current and future students.

Come visit or collect msi flyers at the GeoSoc and SciSoc booths.

Hope everyone has an interesting year.


Feburary 21 2017 - AMSA Coastal Geomorphology Talk

To celebrate Professor Andrew Short's 40 year membership, he is giving a coastal geophology talk along with Associate Professor Ana Vila-Concejo.

Place: Courtyard Cafe

Date: Tuesday 21th Feburary 2017

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

To register, click here

AMSA Feb Meeting

September 28 2016 - MSI Research Bites Showcase, PNR 310 Learning Studio

The University of Sydney Marine Studies Institute (MSI) warmly invites you to a showcase overview of marine research throughout the university.

This year’s showcase will kick off on September 28th to highlight the collection of marine research undertaken by academics and postgraduate students at the University of Sydney in 3 minute bites.

In addition to the formal presentations, there will be opportunities to more fully discuss topics of interest or network with colleagues.

Place: PNR 310 Learning Studio

Date: Wednesday 28th September 2016

Time: 11:00am-2:00pm



August 27 2016 - Sydney Uni Open

Come join us for Open Day to find out everything you need to know about undergraduate and postgraduate study at University of Sydney. Make sure you stop by and visit us at the MSI booth. To find out more click here

To view information about completing a marine science major or other information from open day click here


July 13-14 2016 - Fisheries Zone Data Exchange Standards Workshop - POSTPONED

The purpose of this workshop is to create a fisheries zone data exchange standard. The standard should contain the minimum amount of common attribution possible, coupled with a spatial representation that provides the user with a view of the regulatory information, which can be integrated with similar data on a spatially enabled platform. The 14 Pacific Island Countries involved in the Maritime Boundaries project have expressed support for developing this standard. To be effective, the standard needs to be developed in close consultation with government fisheries managers, international fisheries organisations and the fishing industry. This workshop will bring all the stakeholders involved in the development of the standard to ensure that it is relevant so as to facilitate its uptake by all users.

Attendance by invitation only

Partners: University of Sydney, Geoscience Australia, GRID Arendal, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, NSW Department of Industry and GIZ

Dates: POSTPONED

Venue: Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA) Boardroom, Madsen Building The University of Sydney


March 23 2016 - Seminar: Sydney Ideas - Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise

Our love affair with coastal living is at risk.

Coastal properties and infrastructure systems in Australia are being significantly impacted with intensified storm surges and beach erosion processes. As the environment changes, there is mounting interest in local values in the literature on climate change adaptation and planning. But this appears to raise more questions than answers. Can local values help us in negotiating the conflicting interests associated with the beach or choosing amongst adaptation options, from engineering protection measures to rezoning and retreat? And, more broadly, how do we reconcile the local nature of climate change impacts with the various levels of ecological, institutional and legal processes at play?

In this talk, Associate Professor Abbas El-Zein, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney and Tayanah O’Donnell, University of Canberra unpack the complexities associated with rising sea levels and the decision-making being made at a municipal level.
Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise is part of the Small Changes: Environmental Conversations series hosted by Sydney Environment Institute and Sydney Ideas.

In these lectures we share research on how we can make small changes to our every day in order to save our environment.

Small Changes are hosted by Tina Perinotto, Publisher and Editor from The Fifth Estate, and feature researchers from the University of Sydney alongside practitioners.

Wednesday 23 March 6-7.30pm
Law School Foyer
Sydney Law School, Eastern Ave
The University of Sydney

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Free event with online registration requested. Please click here for the registration page


March 6-11 2016 - International Coastal Symposium

The 2016 International Coastal Symposium is to be held from Sunday 6th – Friday 11th March 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia. The theme is ‘Coasts in Space and Time’.

The International Coastal Symposium (ICS) is now in its 14th edition and this is only the second time it has been held in Australia.

It will be hosted by the Geocoastal Research Group, University of Sydney School of Geosciences.

To find out more visit the ICS website.

Please click here to register ...


February 19 2016 - Seminar: Coping with climate change: The role of trans-generational acclimatization in coral reef persistence - Presented by Dr. Hollie Putnam, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

The swiftly changing climate presents a challenge to organismal fitness by creating a mismatch between the current environment and phenotypes adapted to historic conditions. Rapid compensatory response to environmental change generated by epigenetic mechanisms and the emergent properties of symbiosis can provide a temporal buffer for genetic adaptation. My research focuses on these acclimatory mechanisms that may be especially crucial for sessile benthic marine systems, such as reef-building corals, where climate change factors including ocean acidification and temperature elicit strong negative physiological responses and mortality. By integrating across biological scales from molecular to ecological in a series of adult preconditioning experiments to future temperature and ocean acidification, I found evidence of trans-generational acclimatization and parental effects. Furthermore, my findings support a role for DNA methylation as a driver of phenotypic plasticity. Induction of potentially heritable phenotypic plasticity via preconditioning may provide mechanisms with significant implications for reef persistence under rapid climate change.

Friday 19 Feb. 1-2 pm
Old Geology Lecture Theatre, Science Rd., University of Sydney