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Welcome to a winter edition of SIMS NEWS!
 
Join us at the 2019 Emerald Dinner for your opporunity of a lifetime aboard Aurora Expeditions brand new ship, the Greg Mortimer
BOOK NOW FOR THE 2019 SIMS EMERALD DINNER
My Community Project Funding - Manly Festival of Seaweed 
Live in the Manly Electorate? We Need Your Vote!

SIMS and Operation Crayweed are excited to be partnering with the Dorset-Sutton Initiative to put forward the Manly Festival of Seaweed as a project for funding.  The event is designed as a  fun, participatory and educational festival celebrating our wonderous underwater forests. And if you live in the Manly electorate you get to support us first hand by voting for our project to receive funding through the NSW Government My Community Project scheme.
 
TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED AND VOTE TODAY
SIMS and OEH congratulate Dr Dominic McAfee
Winner of the Tony Roach Prize

The prize is in memory of Dr. Tony Roach and his long career and contributions to marine science in NSW  The prize was awarded to Dr McAfee for his paper "Fast-growing oysters show reduced capacity to provide a thermal refuge to intertidal biodiversity at high temperatures".  Dominic's love for oysters goes beyond the norm. He's spent the past few years on rocky shores, the seafloor and in laboratories investigating the lesser known talents of these ecological superheroes.

READ THE FULL STORY BEHIND THE RESEARCH PAPER HERE

Think sea level rise will impact you?

Half of NSW’s coastal community thinks rising sea levels will not impact them directly according to new data released by UNSW scientists. The report – released on the anniversary of the 2016 East Coast Low ‘superstorm’ that saw widespread damage along Australia’s east coast - is an important read, as the perception of risk often influences the effectiveness of strategies 

 
READ THE MY COAST STUDY REPORT HERE
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