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Oceans Institute
 October 2018
Monday 22
13:00 - SEMINAR - Busting myths about how mammals cope with heat – insights from free-living mammals : School of Human Sciences Special Seminar More Information
Speaker: Andrea Fuller is a Professor in the School of Physiology and Director of the Brain Function Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her primary research focus is in the areas of thermal and conservation physiology, with an emphasis on understanding the physiological plasticity available to mammals to cope with climate change, and methods to improve the physiological welfare of mammals during game management practices. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, hosted seven postdoctoral fellows, and supervised 10 Doctoral and 13 Masters students to completion. She has served as chair of the Thermal Physiology Commission of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, and is an editorial board member of the journals Conservation Physiology; Temperature; and Koedoe - African Protected Area Conservation and Science.

Abstract: Fundamental to predicting the ecological consequences of climate change is understanding the physiological mechanisms available to mammals to cope with changing environments. Much of what we know about how mammals respond to heat is based on studies of mammals in the laboratory setting. Although this approach identifies what an animal can achieve physiologically, it does not reveal what an animal actually will do in its natural environment, where it is subjected to a complex array of stressors. Indeed, data obtained from free-living mammals reveal that we need to monitor the responses of mammals in their natural habitats if we wish to understand how they will prioritise competing homeostatic systems in changing environments, and the consequences of that prioritisation for their fitness.
Wednesday 24
18:00 - PRESENTATION - Master of Ocean Leadership Information Session : Learn the multi-disciplinary skills to become a leader in ocean sustainability Website | More Information
Ocean sustainability is a complex challenge facing humanity, requiring a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and tackle. The Master of Ocean Leadership brings together expertise from engineering, science, law and environmental management to equip graduates with the skills to lead teams who will solve these challenges.



Presentation: 6:15pm – 7:00pm



Learn about the course from Dr Marco Ghisalberti, Program Chair of the Master of Ocean Leadership, whose research specialities include ecohydraulics and environmental and experimental fluid mechanics.



Networking: 7:00pm – 8:00pm



Please enjoy complimentary refreshments while you talk to our experts from fields such as oceanography, hydrodynamics, coastal engineering and marine ecology. This is your opportunity to ask specific questions and hear more about what it’s like to study the Master of Ocean Leadership and where the degree can take you.



This event is suitable for current or recently graduated students of undergraduate degree at UWA and other institutions.
Thursday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Blue Energy: South West WA’s future as a marine renewables hub Website | More Information
An 'All at Sea' public lecture by Professor Christophe Gaudin, Head of Oceans Graduate School and Director Wave Energy Research Centre.

Energy security is a critical issue in the 21st century and marine renewable energy resources are an important component of the blue economy agenda in Australia and internationally. Compared to other forms of renewable energy, wave energy is more consistent and more concentrated, but this industry is still in its infancy.

UWA is a global leader in ocean engineering and recently received $3.75 million from the Western Australian State Government to establish The Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC) in Albany. This announcement of a wave energy development project and research centre demonstrates a welcome investment by the Western Australian state government into marine renewable energy. WERC will be a knowledge hub for the wave, tidal and offshore wind energy industries and is set to play an active part in Albany’s transformation into Australia’s marine renewable energy capital.

In this public lecture Professor Gaudin will discuss why marine renewable energy is an important component of the blue economy agenda and why Western Australia is one of the most promising wave and tidal energy locations in the world.

Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at UWA, Professor Christophe Gaudin is Director of the newly established Wave Energy Research Centre in Albany and Head of the Oceans Graduate School, a multi-disciplinary research group of about 100 oceanographers, structural, hydrodynamics and geotechnical engineers.

About the All at Sea: Restoration and Recovery Series - Our oceans and coasts provide us with food, energy, livelihoods, cultural and recreational opportunities, yet they are coming under increasing pressure. This UWA Institute of Advanced Studies - UWA Oceans Institute Lecture Series explores the wonders of our seas, the challenges they face and how research at UWA- in a diverse range of fields including marine science, ocean engineering, health, humanities and social sciences- are contributing to ensure sustainability.
Tuesday 30
8:00 - CONFERENCE - 2018 Western Australian Indo-Pacific Defence Conference : Conference Website | More Information
While the trend toward an increasingly integrated Indo-Pacific was initially viewed from the perspective of economics, trade and energy flows, it is increasingly apparent that the rise of the Indo-Pacific era also has major implications for national defence and regional security. The 2018 Western Australian Indo-Pacific Defence Conference will convene strategic thinkers from the military, industry, academic and government in Perth Australia, home to Australia’s largest naval base, a growing defence industry, and a vibrant civic and academic community. Defence West in the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation in partnership with the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia will convene the 2018 Western Australian Indo-Pacific Defence Conference. This event will examine the broader geo-strategic environment of the Indo-Pacific and the important role Australia will continue to play in the region via its expertise in defence capability and resources. We also hope to showcase regional opportunities to WA-based industries, as well as national and international stakeholders. This conference will promote the State’s defence capability to national and international defence stakeholders. The aim is to provide new and relevant information from high-level speakers to educate and inspire our local industry, and to assist them in becoming world class and globally competitive (export ready).

 November 2018
Tuesday 13
11:00 - EXHIBITION - Our Living Planet – Biology as Art exhibition : 13 - 17 November in Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at UWA Website | More Information
An exhibition featuring artwork inspired by 'Our Living Planet'. The theme emphasises that our Earth is a beautiful, living planet and that through the ingenuity and creativity of those in the UWA scientific and cultural community, it shall remain a vital and healthy home for all living things. We are all working together to protect our living planet.

Visitors to the exhibition between 13 and 17 November will be invited to vote for their favourite artworks from amongst the finalists displayed.

There are three prizes of $1000 AUD; the Vice-Chancellor's Prize, the Davies Prize and the Head of School Prize. The Head of School prize is selected by people's choice and the Head of School.
Saturday 17
15:00 - EVENT - Plastic, plastic everywhere! : Hear from a panel of UWA research and graduate experts on the scope of the problem Website | More Information
This unique panel discussion brings together UWA research and graduate experts, who are tackling what is arguably the most pressing issue facing our planet. Discover the latest advice and knowledge for understanding the problem and what you can do to help.

Then, join speakers and fellow alumni for refreshments, take in the Biology as Art gallery exhibition and enjoy a special musical performance by School of Music grad Thea Rossen. We would love to see you there.

 July 2019
Wednesday 10
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Plastic Free July: thinking globally, acting locally : Free AMSA Conference Public Lecture Website | More Information
Ocean plastic pollution, waste and the recycling “crisis” are hot topics. Cleaning up plastic waste and improving recycling systems are important but “turning off the tap” to reduce the problem at the source is critical. Plastic Free July is a global movement sharing ideas and solutions to help millions of people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

From a humble office initiative in Perth to one of the world’s most widespread environmental movements the Plastic Free July has inspired 120 million participants in 170 countries. Hear the story behind this award winning behaviour change campaign and learn how you can be part of the solution.

Sponsored by UWA Oceans Institute
Friday 26
15:00 - EXHIBITION - Too Precious to Lose Art Exhibition : Underwater photographer and artist Larry Mitchell combine forces More Information
Coral Sea Foundation CEO and underwater photographer Dr Andy Lewis, and well-known Western Australian artist Larry Mitchell, have travelled together through the islands of New Guinea on several voyages over the last decade.

They share a passion for the region and a commitment to raising awareness of its ecological value and assisting the indigenous communities to sustainably manage their natural resources. Lewis and Mitchell have long discussed the idea of a promotional evening featuring a joint exhibition of photography and paintings to support this cause.

Funds raised from the sale of the artistic works would be used directly to support the work of the Coral Sea Foundation in Melanesia.
Wednesday 31
16:30 - EVENT - Asha De Vos Seminar : Sri Lankan oceans and blue whale champion : Oceans and blue whale champion gives free public talk at IOMRC Website | More Information
Don't miss inspirational UWA alumna, marine biologist, ocean educator and blue whale researcher Asha de Vos as she talks about her ground-breaking work as the founder of Oceanswell, Sri Lanka's first marine conservation, research and education organisation.

Asha was named 2018 Sri Lankan of the Year for championing 'our ocean giants'. Her story is one you need to hear.

 August 2019
Friday 09
16:00 - EVENT - Dr Alan Jamieson Seminar: Deep Sea Exploration Website | More Information
Join us at this 1 hour free public talk to hear from world-leader in deep sea biology, Dr Alan Jamieson from the Five Deeps Expedition and Newcastle University UK. Dr Jamieson will talk on exploring the deepest points on planet Earth and the amazing discoveries made.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

 September 2019
Wednesday 11
4:00 - EVENT - Public Seminar: Prof Daniel Pauly on new ways to view complex oceans data : Global leader in oceans tracking software and database development Website | More Information
The software and databases Professor Daniel Pauly helped develop are used around the world to model andtrack the ocean, and include the massive FishBase and SeaLifeBase online encyclopaedia of fishesand other marine life; as well as the quantitative results of the Sea Around Us research initiative on the impacts of fishing on marine ecosystems. Don't miss this chance to hear him present!

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