Presentation by Prof Gretta Pecl at the AMSA conference 2021 about the Future Seas project.

Andrew Constable and Jess Melbourne-Thomas are co-convenors of the Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO) program under the auspices of the IMBeR program Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean.  They presented as part of an event on “Antarctic marine ecosystems under pressure: protection needs action locally and globally” organised by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) at the UNFCCC COP26 and supported by the Southern Ocean Observing System.  

This presentation was supported by:

Further results of MEASO can be found in a Frontiers research topic at

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Dr Kirsty Nash was an invited speaker at the webinar organised by the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs.  Kirsty presented "Creating a vision to guide development of a sustainable ocean future: the Future Seas 2030 initiative".

Prof Gretta Pecl was talking about squids and other cephalopods for primary school kids at UCTV alive for kids

Now you can access data on micronutrient content of fish from FishBase Project thanks to an international fish-nutrient collaboration including CMS member Kirsty Nash and led by Christina Hicks (Lancaster University), Pip Cohen (Worldfish) & Aaron MacNeil (Dalhousie University).

You can find more information about the project here

Dr Kirsty Nash was a keynote speaker at the Healthy Ocean - Healthy People session in the Ocean Visions 2021 Summit. Kirsty presented about "Roadmaps for Healthy Ocean & People".

What makes the East Coast, Tasmania a special place to live and work?

Di Jayakody wants to know, as part of her PhD project, about the places that are important to the people who live in this beautiful region and what is at stake if these places were lost or changed due to ongoing threats. So, she is asking you to participate in a survey that will allow her to understand what places are valuable and what places may be at risk. By doing this, she can create maps that will help advise what place values need to be protected and how we can go about doing it!

Watch this video for more information or go to the facebook page East Coast Community Mapping

If you haven't already, take our survey by going to:

We want to hear from a wide range of people living in Break O'Day and Glamorgan Spring Bay regions, so share this post and spread the message!

This online panel discussion about the Great Southern Reef was part of the Seaweed Forests Festival.

Dr Scott Bennett from CMS and IMAS was be part of the panel.

Prof Gretta Pecl presented the seminar 'Climate-driven species re-distribution in marine coastal systems', followed by a Q&A session on April 1, 2021.

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