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Seaweek is the Marine Education Society of Australasia’s (MESA) major national public awareness campaign.

It is conducted annually to focus community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea.

Each year a different Seaweek theme is chosen and a national coordinator appointed. This provides a focus for student and the community activities, the publication of educational materials and media promotions about the marine and coastal environments.

MESA has a team of dedicated individuals and groups from around Australia who promote marine awareness and provide educational events in their region to make Seaweek a continuing success.

2014 Sustainable Seas and Aquaculture View
2013 Sustainable Seas View
2012 Marine Debris View
2011 Spotlight on Marine Science View
2010 Oceans of Life - ours to explore; ours to restore View
2009 A climate for change "Education and Action" View
2008 "Extinction - a Saw point" highlighting the plight of the declining sawfish. View
2007 Marine Bycatch matters View
2006 Footprints for our future View
2005 SOS - Save our Sharks View
2004 Discover me in the sea View
2003 Exploring our oceans View
2002 Diving Deeper View
2001 Ocean Culture - People and the Sea View
2000 Biodiversity - Protecting our Harbour of Life View
'99 Marine Biodiversity View
'98 Clean Oceans View
'97 Explore the Deep View
'96 The Wetlands Connection View
'95 Restore the Balance View
'93-4 Caring for the Coast View
'92 Marine Parks Save our Seas View
'91 Fish for the Future View
'90 Turn the Tide (Marine pollution) View
'88-9 Communities Celebrating the Sea View

Why "Sustainable Seas" as a theme?

The theme provides a focus for students in schools and for communities to inform and inspire them about the diversity of our marine and coastal environments and how, through good management and individual action, we can all contribute towards the sustainability of these environments .

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Seaweek - the beginning
Seaweek was created in 1987 at the Marine Discovery Centre, Queenscliff, Victoria by Julie Swartz and Pauline Halpin.

It began as an art competition that was promoted in all states of Australia and was accompanied by an educational kit consisting of marine activities and relevant information brochures.

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