Next SWIFFT seminar 13 February 2020

Theme: Marine Biodiversity Conservation

This seminar will look at some projects focusing on Victoria’s marine biodiversity and conservation efforts.

Marine Mammal Foundation

Burrunan Dolphin  - Marine Mammal Foundation

Thursday 13 February 2020
9.45 am (sharp) -  finish 12.15 pm
Registration required (this is a free event).

There are two ways to participate in the SWIFFT seminar:

  1. Attend in person at one of the 19 locations across Victoria  Register here. 
  2. Join in on-line Via Zoom video conferencing.  Register online via Zoom.

(Note: after registering to join via Zoom you will receive a link which will enable you to access the seminar. If you have never used Zoom before you will be asked to download the Zoom program to your computer. You will also receive an e-mail confirmation from Engage Grampians with link to Zoom which can be used on the day). It is recommended you test accessing the seminar and test the audio prior to the session.


1. Introductions  (9.45 am sharp)


2. Topics & Guest speakers (10.00 am) 

  • Mapping Marine Biodiversity

Dr Tim O’Hara, Senior Curator, Marine, Museums Victoria 

  • Marine Mammal Foundation (Victoria’s Burrunan Dolphins and Community Engagement)  

Matt Montemurro, Education Outreach Officer, Marine Mammal Foundation 


  • Seals as Ecosystem Sentinels

Dr Rebecca Macintosh  - Phillip Island Nature Parks 

  • Balancing community values on rays and banjo sharks in our nearshore waters. 

Dr Jo Klemke - Pricipal Policy Analyst, Victorian Fisheries Authority 


3. Open discussion session (12.00pm - 12.15pm)

This will be an open discussion and question segment.  Participants at all venues are welcome to raise issues relating to the video conference theme or other threatened species issues.

A short allocation of time will also be devoted to other items of interest which people may wish to raise.


Attending in person ? List of SWIFFT seminar venues (please advise the venue host of your attendance).

Register to attend a location in person 

Register to join in via  Zoom video conferencing  

Please note: if you are intending to view via zoom the connection link will be e-mailed to you once you have registered. If you have never used Zoom before you will be asked to download the Zoom program to your computer.



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