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Australian Marine Conservation Society
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is a national charity that works with local communities to create marine national parks, protect ocean wildlife and help make our fisheries sustainable.-http://www.amcs.org.au/

Australian Maritime College (AMC)
AMC is Australia's national centre for maritime education, research and training. AMC is an institute of the University of Tasmania. www.amc.edu.au/

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
www.amsa.gov.au

Maritime Industry Australia Ltd (MIAL)
The peak ship owners association in Australia providing information on the services it provides to its members as well as information on careers at sea. www.asa.com.au

Baird Publications
Baird Publications is one of the world's premier maritime publishing houses and organisers of international conferences and exhibitions. www.baird.com.au/

Coastalwatch
Coastalwatch is committed to bringing the coast to a broad cross section of Australians and overseas visitors. Their goal is to make a significant contribution to more timely and safer coastal use and more efficient and cost effective coastal management. Coastalwatch actively supports community groups and/ or charities. www.coastalwatch.com

CSIRO
For more than 35 years, CSIRO has proudly delivered innovative learning opportunities to schools, teachers and the wider community. - https://www.csiro.au/en/Education 

Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA)
  www.cymepa.org.cy/

EnviroPrint Australia 
EnviroPrint Australia's main goal is to enhance public awareness of environmental conservation, cultural harmony, and the important work of Australian charities. http://enviro-print.com.au/ 

Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities 
The GPA is the only global intergovernmental mechanism directly addressing the connectivity between terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems.  http://www.unep.org/gpa/who-we-are/overview: http://www.unep.org/gpa/who-we-are/overview

GhostNets Australia
An alliance of 22 indigenous communities across coastal northern Australia which undertakes the removal of ghost nets and the recovery of trapped wildlife. Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been abandoned at sea, lost accidentally or deliberately discarded and continue to trap fish and other marine life such as turtles. www.ghostnets.com.au/

Gould League 
Environmental educational resources and school programs with online student activities.http://gould.org.au/

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
www.gbrmpa.gov.au/

International Marine Environment Protection Association - http://www.intermepa.org/ 
Marine Environment Protection Association, a voluntary, non-governmental and non-profit making entity is now established in Athens, Greece representing the corresponding Founding Associations below: 

International Maritime Organization
www.imo.org/

Lighthouses of Australia Inc.
The site includes comprehensive lists of lighthouses in each state, with photos, technical data, history, access details, links to other lighthouse organisations, museums, resources and other information. www.lighthouse.net.au/

Marine Discovery Centres
Marine Education Centres with school and community programs. Find information about all these MDCs on the website https://www.mdca.org.au/ 

  • NSW - Bondi Beach Marine Discovery in New South Wales (Bondi Beach)
    NSW - Ballina Marine Discovery Centre in New South Wales (Ballina)
    NSW - Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre in New South Wales (Terrigal)
    NSW - Coastal Environment Centre in New South Wales (Pittwater)
    NSW - Hastings Point Marine Environments Field Study and Resource Centre in New South Wales (Hastings Point)
    NSW - Port Macquarie Marine Discovery Centre in New South Wales (Port Macquarie)
    NSW - Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre in Eden, New South Wales  (Eden)
    NT - Indo Pacific Marine- NT’s Living Marine Educational Discovery Centre (Darwin)
    QLD - Thursday Island Marine Discovery Centre in Queensland (Thursday Island)
    SA - Henley Beach Marine Discovery Centre in South Australia (Henley Beach)
    TAS -  Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre in Tasmania (Woodbridge)
    VIC - Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre in Queenscliff, Victoria  (Queenscliff)
    WA - Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury, Western Australia (Bunbury)
    WA - Department of Fisheries, Western Australia (Hillarys)

Marine Education Society of Australasia (MESA)
MESA is a national organisation bringing together those interested in coastal and marine environments. This website includes teaching ideas, Seaweek activities, news, marine education forums and a good list of marine links. www.mesa.edu.au/

Marine Life Society of South Australia
Although MESA is not a functioning organisation now it brought together a wealth of information for teachers, students and the public. The information is still available www.mlssa.asn.au/

Marine Teachers Association of Queensland (MTAQ)
MTAQ fosters curiosity, imagination, knowledge and enthusiasm for 'real world' science and vocational maritime studies for Primary, Middle and Secondary school students MTAQ has established the following community and government partnership projects. . MTAQ's list of achievements includes publications, professional development programs, agreements and memoranda of understanding, certificates and licences for members, a curriculum exchange of ideas, exam papers and teaching pedagogy, professional development programs, workshops and conferences. www.marineteachers.org.au/

Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand (MSNZ)
 www.msa.govt.nz/

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ)
www.msq.qld.gov.au/

Natural Resource Management South Australia
See how the natural resources in South Australia are managed. Natural resources are everywhere; they are in our bush, around our coast, along our rivers, on our farms and in our cities and towns. -http://www.nrm.sa.gov.au/

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP)
http://www.nqbp.com.au/

Oceans IQ  
World-class marine science and exceptional video story telling combine to give you a new way to boost your Oceans IQ. A new way to understand our world's oceans and the wildlife that lives in them. http://www.oceansiq.com.au/

Oceania Project
The Oceania Project is a Not-for-profit, research and information organisation dedicated to raising awareness about whales, dolphins, porpoises and the oceanenvironment. www.oceania.org.au/ Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of South East Asia (PEMSEA) Facilitates sustainable environmental benefits in South East Asian river basins, coasts, islands and seas. www.pemsea.org/

Phillip Island Nature Parks
Phillip Island Nature Parks, home to the world-famous Penguin Parade, is dedicated to developing a greater understanding of the natural environment. The coastal, bushland and wetland environments are home to numerous wildlife including penguins, koalas and seals and provide the perfect setting for learning activities provided by our education department. www.penguins.org.au

Reef Check Australia
Reef Check Australia is an award-winning, Queensland-based coral reef monitoring organisation. Through community engagement, scientific research and education programs, their vision is to create a sustainable future for Australia's coral reefs. www.reefcheckaustralia.org

Save our Seas
SOS is an international Hawaii based non-profit organization utilizing education and research to preserve, protect, and restore the world's oceans for future generations. It has a Student Link https://saveourseas.wordpress.com/

Sea Australia
Sea Australia provides environmental/marine pollution solutions. The company helps government, NGO's, public and private businesses with their environmental concerns.  http://www.seaaustralia.com/

Sponsors for the Ports and the Marine Environment education website

Sponsors for the Ships and the Marine Environment education website

Shipping Australia Ltd. (SAL)
The major focus of Shipping Australia, as a peak industry body, is both to promote and advance the interests of shipowners and shipping agents in all matters of shipping policy, environmentally sustainable practices and safe ship operations. www.shippingaustralia.com.au/

World Ocean Observatory:
A Global Forum for Ocean Information and Education A place of exchange for ocean information, education and public discourse about the future of the ocean and its implication for human survival. Incorporating, a survey of maritime arts, cultural manifestations and research tools; the UN Atlas of the Oceans, Census of Marine Life, climate, and other useful sites, an indexed network of more than 20,000 organizations worldwide with ocean interests, and The World Ocean Classroom, an inventory of curricula, portraits of ocean exemplars and schools, and listings of on-line educational resources for global distribution. www.thew2o.net/

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