Graduate project supports marine research centre

31 July 2009


Geoscience Australia graduates undertaking fieldwork at Twofold Bay (© Geoscience Australia)

Geoscience Australia graduates
undertaking fieldwork at Twofold Bay
© Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia's 2009 graduates are undertaking their field-based project in partnership with the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre.

The graduates' week-long field trip took them to Eden and Twofold Bay in New South Wales. During their trip, they surveyed the local beach, collected sediment and rock samples and took seabed video footage from around Twofold Bay.

Over the next two months the graduates will use the data they collected to prepare four educational posters which will become permanent exhibits at the Marine Discovery Centre. The posters explain the geology, geomorphology, land-use and seabed environments within the region. The posters will be delivered to the Centre in time for the peak summer holiday season.

The Marine Discovery Centre has a strong educational focus and uses a wide range of interactive exhibits that help visitors to explore the coastal and marine environments of the region.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013