Marine Science Forum 


Charles Darwin University (CDU) will today host a forum on marine science research conducted by the Arafura Timor Research Facility (ATRF).

Marine scientists from the new Arafura Timor Research Facility next to the Charles Darwin University campus will detail key research projects in the public forum.

The Marine Science Forum, to be held at the Mal Nairn Auditorium, will feature speakers addressing key issues drawn from major ATRF associates including CDU.

ATRF chief executive Stuart Fitch says the forum will be the first opportunity for scientists to talk publicly about their important marine science research.

“The facility plays host to a range of researchers, with an impressive array of high-tech analytical equipment now at their disposal,” he says.

“Such equipment means key research can be conducted in the Territory, rather than being sent south.”

Head of School Science and Primary Industries, Professor Chris Austin, will give a topical presentation on biodiversity and related research on aquatic species using molecular genetic information.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Professor Bob Wasson, will also feature as he chairs the first session of the forum.

The Marine Science Forum will be held at CDU’s Mal Nairn Auditorium today from 9am to 4.30pm.