Tasmanian Ocean Summit 2023

Achieving a thriving ocean future for all
Spring Bay Mill

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The Australia Institute is hosting the second Tasmanian Ocean Summit, on Friday 17 November 2023, at Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna.

The Summit will bring together representatives from across Tasmania’s marine sectors, scientists, economists, management experts and Tasmanian Aboriginal communities.

Join us for a compelling program of speakers, panel discussions and opportunities for collaboration on the change we need to achieve a thriving ocean future for all.

Early bird tickets have just been released – book now and save

Tasmanian Ocean Summit 2023
Friday 17 November
Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna

Speakers include:

  • Andry Sculthorpe | Land and Heritage, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
  • Polly Hemming | Climate and Energy Program Director, The Australia Institute
  • Gretta Pecl | Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology
  • Angela Williamson | Blue Policy & Planning Director, Blue Economy CRC
  • Jane Gallichan | CEO, Tasmanian Association for Recreational Fishing
  • Associate Professor Neville Barrett | Marine and estuarine ecologist, IMAS
  • Professor Jan McDonald | Environmental and Climate Law, UTAS
  • Joey McKibben | Chair, Divers Sector Sub Committee of the Tasmanian Abalone Council
  • Claire Bookless | Managing lawyer, Environmental Defenders Office Tasmania
  • Matt Grudnoff | Senior Economist, The Australia Institute
  • Dr Larelle Bossi | Regenerative ethicist, UTAS
  • Rebecca Howarth | Marine Campaigner, Environment Tasmania
  • Ebony Bennett | Deputy Director, The Australia Institute
  • Eloise Carr | Director, The Australia Institute Tasmania

…and more speakers to be announced soon!

Early bird tickets are on sale now! 

Tasmania is currently reviewing its main marine law for the first time in 28 years. With dual biodiversity and climate crises, building resilience in healthy oceans is more urgent than ever. If we are to meet the current and future needs of the community and environment, we need to significantly improve the way we care for and use our oceans.

Australia is entering a new era of ocean management through Australia’s Sustainable Ocean Plan. Tasmania has the opportunity to lead the way states contribute to its development.

The Summit is an opportunity to discuss ideas that can contribute to Tasmanian and national marine management frameworks. Speakers will consider how we can protect biodiversity in a changing ocean, emerging and competing uses for space in our coastal waters, and moving Tasmania towards the new national vision and commitment to ocean sustainability. There will be plenty of time for discussion and audience participation.

Join us for a day of collaboration to explore challenges and opportunities ahead.

Please Note: this is an in-person event and will not be live streamed.

Dietary requirements: Please email the event contact for any dietary requirements for catering on the day.

Event Contact: jacquie@australiainstitute.org.au

And if you’re planning on coming to the Summit, why not make a night of it and join us for the Deep Dive Dinner, hosted by Spring Bay Mill. This dinner celebrates fresh local produce, with award-winning chef Lilly Trewartha at the helm, crafting dishes that emphasise sustainability.

Tickets to the Deep Dive Dinner are available at a reduced rate for Tasmania Ocean Summit attendees and accommodation is available at Spring Bay Mill. Book online at: https://events.humanitix.com/deep-dive-dinner


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Spring Bay Mill
555 Freestone Point Rd
Triabunna TAS 7190

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