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Seaweek 2011: Spotlight on Marine Science

Links will introduce you to a wide range of marine career fields and to people working in those fields. In addition, it will give those men and women a chance to tell you what they like and dislike about their careers, what they see for the future in their fields, and much more. This site also provides you with some experts' views on what the future holds for marine science careers.

This site contains:

  • Interviews with Marine Scientists - questions about schooling, salaries and skills!
  • Answers to OceanLink questions on Careers in Marine Biology
  • Profiles of Marine Scientists
  • A question about the role of a marine biologist in society
  • A first hand account from a marine biology student
  • Career Links: Links to Canadian and American Universities

Careers in Marine Science
A booklet Careers in Marine Science (CIMS), published by AMSA, details the types of marine careers available for Australian Marine Scientists and provides details of university courses Australia-wide. A hard copy of this booklet can be obtained by sending Australian $5.00 to: Australian Marine Sciences Association, PO Box 8, Kilkivan Qld 4600 or email

This site contains career Information from the USA.

This site provides advice for those interested in a career in the marine or aquatic sciences from the University of Queensland.

A series of videos showing scientists from the Western Australian Museum exploring and cataloguing the remote waters of the Kimberley region. The series documents the expedition and allows the public to share in the discoveries as they are made.

A Vision for Australia’s Marine Science and Technology (pdf)

A detailed document which presents the purposes, context and implementation for a Vision for Australia’s Marine Science and Technology.

Australian Antartcic Division

A special page of Australian Antarctic Division marine research links for SeaWeek.



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