Video transcript - National Marine Science Centre
The National Marine Science Centre opened in 2002 and is part of Southern Cross University's School of Environment Science and Engineering.
Located in Coffs Harbour, metres from the beach, the centre sits on the edge of the beautiful Solitary Islands Marine Park.
These islands have a unique range of tropical and temperate habitats such as corals and kelp forests, the perfect environment for marine research and education programs, in fact the National Marine Science Centre is one of the world's best situated facilities for studying coastal and marine habitats and their inhabitants.
The Centre has state of the art teaching facilities, laboratories we temperature and climate control aquaculture facilities including a commercial hatchery, a public aquarium and a world-class flow-through sea water system.
A dedicated team of academic and research staff at the National Marine Science Centre lead research across the four broad themes of biodiversity, ecological interactions, aquaculture and sustainable fisheries to address the challenges facing marine ecosystems and sustainable resource use in a rapidly changing environment.
The NMSC education programs focus on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that equip a new generation of marine scientists with the knowledge and skills to address marine sustainability issues and develop our understanding of marine and coastal life.
Be sure to check out the courses on offer with Southern Cross University and take advantage and this state of the art facility in this fantastic location.
Visit the National Marine Science Centre for more information.