Revealing ocean research insights

Year 8 students welcomed IGS parent and UNSW Dean of Science Emma Johnston to the School earlier this week, sharing knowledge of her ocean research projects.

“Our students heard about various topics ranging from the tricks for successful ocean research, ocean currents, changing climates, sustainability and the impact of humans on the ocean,” said IGS HSIE Teacher Brendan Gill.

“As an optimist, Emma’s message to the students was that your choices today will have an impact on tomorrow, especially good choices.”

Emma is a leading authority in marine ecology and a former Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UNSW, and has led major research projects for industry, government, the Australian Research Council and the Australian Antarctic Science Program.

Her research is conducted in such diverse field environments as Antarctica, the Great Barrier Reef and temperate Australian estuaries.

She finished the talk by sharing a range of choices for the future, and gave them a wonderful insight into the life of a research scientist.