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October 2016

Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES)

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I recently attended the inaugural Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES) in Melbourne. This event was sponsored largely through the Commonwealth Government Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and CSIRO in partnership with the University of Tasmania (and the Australian Maritime College) and Swinburne University.

The symposium brought together a good mix of developers, academics and researchers […]

Hej från Sverige

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Hello from Sweden.

Craig is at Tjärnö Marine Lab (University of Gothenburg) for a few days break from London, visiting his colleague Professor Jon Havenhand.  As well as solving most of the world’s problems (at least theoretically), Craig and Jon are finishing up a couple of manuscripts based on work that former post-doc Laura Falkenberg started last […]

SETAC Hobart 2016

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The 2016 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia (SETAC-AU) conference was held in Hobart, Tasmania (4-7 October). The conference was themed “industry, Science and Environment: Towards a Sustainable Future” and attracted key academic, government and industry personnel from Australia and Around the World.

Dr. Christian Ritz hosted a pre-conference workshop entitled: “Statistical methods in ecotoxicology using […]

UCL – UniSA Workshop

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Yesterday, Craig ran a workshop “A systems approach to Energy & Resources Management” on the Bloomsbury campus.  Five participants travelled over from UniSA in Adelaide, a couple (Craig and Magnus) from UCL Australia and another dozen or so came from across the Faculty of Engineering/Bartlett in London.  A very successful day all round, with some […]

Term starts in London

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Craig is in London for two weeks, teaching in the new MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources. For once, the weather in the UK was better on arrival than what Craig left in Adelaide.

August 2016

International Marine Conservation Congress 4, Newfoundland, Canada

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The  International Marine Conservation Congress 4 (IMCC4) hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section was held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada from July 30th to August 3rd 2016. The meeting brings people together from all areas of marine conservation – academic, education, practitioners, students – together to developing thinking to further conservation science and […]

Marine biodiversity offsets and the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section

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Nicki Shumway (far right) brought Hedley Grantham, Martine Maron, Justine Bell-James, Guy Dutson, Me (Holly Niner) and Prue Addison together to talk all things relating to marine biodiversity offsets at SCBO, Brisbane in July. Great to meet everyone and lots to get the brain going…

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July 2016

Congratulations Suzanne

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Last week in Perth Suzanne gave birth to Ezekiel Jaziel Roshan.  Well done and best wishes from all  of us in the ERME group Suzanne….the MSc thesis will be a walk in the park by comparison!

May 2016

New Research on Desalination Published

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Congratulations to Masha on publishing part of her  PhD work on optimising water treatment processes, with a new paper just out: ‘Optimal Design of Water Treatment Processes’ in the journal Desalination and Water Treatment. In the paper Masha has used mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP) modelling to develop a a general approach for the (optimal) […]

April 2016

Social Licence to Operate

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On the way back from London, Craig called into Brisbane for a workshop on ‘Social Licence to Operate’ issues, held at QCAT at CSIRO.  Craig presented a summary of how SERAG011 Social Licensing has developed at UCL Australia – which was great to share with so many of the people whose research we talk about during […]

London

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Craig has been in London for the last week – meeting up with colleagues at the main UCL campus and around London. While the weather has been, well what you’d expect from London  – though this photo, taken on a morning walk over to St James Park for a meeting,  proves that the sun has […]

Welcome to Dr Hazel Vandeleur

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A warm welcome to our new research fellow, Dr Hazel Vandeleur, who be working on a range projects at UCL Australia. Hazel has extensive experience working on environmental assessment and monitoring and has worked on a number of projects across Australia, including:

Gladstone Ports Corporation Channel Duplication EIS: Dredging Components Assistance (QLD)
Review of Ecosystems […]

March 2016

Welcome to new MSc project students

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A warm welcome to two second year MSc students in the ERME research group:  Emma Haddon, who will be looking at environmental monitoring associated with wave energy developments for her research project and Suzanne Mather, whose project will focus on ‘Social Licence to Operate’ issues.

February 2016

Research Symposium with Future Industries Institute (UniSA)

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Yesterday UCL Australia hosted a symposium with colleagues from the Future Industries Institute at UniSA, with a series of great 3 minute presentations from Early Career Researchers.  Holly Niner did a terrific job presenting an overview of ERME research, even if she did manage to make Craig look  like a character from South Park in her Prezi […]

January 2016

Bye Laura

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Laura Falkenberg has just undergone her own climate change – moving from dry, sunny Adelaide (36 C) to cold, wet Bergen in Norway to start a post-doc on Ocean Acidification impacts on marine populations.

We’re going to miss Laura a great deal, but are looking forward to our now improved chances at footy tipping this year.