Oceans to benefit from shared knowledge
The group – from the provinces of Maluku and North Maluku in Eastern Indonesia – was in Australia after SCU received an Australia Awards Fellowship from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to deliver professional development training in marine science, fisheries and tourism from the University’s researchers and staff.
Associate Professor Amanda Reichelt-Brushett from the School of Environment, Science and Engineering said the main outcome of the month-long program was to develop a cohort of leaders to introduce best practice in marine sciences and fisheries education and management.
“The region will benefit fromthe development of professional and business skills in marine research, ecology, marine park management, fishing, sustainability, government policy development and tourism,” Professor Reichelt-Brushett said.
“We’re also looking at opportunities to pursue joint research projects between Australia and Maluku.”