Due to the recent cluster of COVID-19 outbreaks the Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network Conference will be delayed until the first half of next year.

Note: delegates who have already registered will be contacted directly.

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and IT and the Department of Primary Industries Fisheries are proud to host the 6th Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network (AMSN) Conference in Ballina between 24-27 August 2021. This will be a hybrid in-person and virtual opportunities.

Conference Theme: "Looking back to move forward"

The AMSN was established to address the management issues that face tidal wetland habitats around the world.  As the tidal zone shifts with sea level rise this need is increasing.  The conference will bring together researchers, coastal managers, industry representatives and members of community groups who work across mangrove and saltmarsh landscapes.

The conference theme is ‘looking back to move forward’.  We hope to bring together, in-person and virtually, Australian and international colleagues to share their findings, ideas and experiences of studying and managing intertidal wetland systems.

My favourite Mangrove or Saltmarsh or Tidal Wetland video competition

New This Year!

All conference delegates are encouraged to submit a very short (~15 second) video showing themselves with their favourite mangrove or saltmarsh.  It can be an individual tree, saltmarsh meadow or intertidal system.  In the video can you say:

“This is my favourite [mangrove] / [saltmarsh] because . . . . .”

Can you also sign the release document DPI Fisheries image release 2021 so that we can use the footage in a montage honouring the most amazing intertidal places we love to work in.

If you love lots of different mangrove and saltmarsh (who doesn’t) you may enter multiple times!

Prizes will be awarded for the BEST video.  So, get creative and show us why your tidal wetland is top of the tree.

Contributions must be accompanied by a completed and signed DPI Fisheries image release 2021

Find out more about the Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network (AMSN).