Wisdom Comes in Waves

This week coastal stakeholders came together for what may become a more regular event.

Organised by the Coastal and Marine Community Network (CMCN), the inaugural Waves of Wisdom (thanks ChatGPT) workshop saw the coming together of like-minded coastal folks in a hybrid format comprising both face-to-face and electronic connection. Others joined online from the comfort of their homes.

Meeting hubs in Bunbury, Perth, and Geraldton linked up to share presentations from each of the hubs. In Bunbury Dr Kim Lema provided a fascinating outline of her work with Educational Marine Areas. Then it was Geraldton’s ‘tern’, with Dr Nic Dunlop launching the Management Strategy for the Australian Fairy Tern – Mid-west coast and Abrolhos Islands.

Morning tea was followed by Rada Tomanovic, with a detailed account of improvements in Cottesloe’s natural areas. Lastly, before lunch, event organizer Raphaela Raaber wrapped up with an overview of CMCN resources. All up, at least 60 people attended the hybrid event.

NACC NRM Coastcare Support Officer Dr Mic Payne said it was great to be able to connect with people from all over the state.

“It was an ambitious event to take on, given my own lack of IT skills, but our Geraldton hosts, the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute, rose to the occasion and we pulled it off,” Mic said.

“Hopefully, we will have more of these low-carbon events in the future.”

This event was delivered as in partnership between the Coastal Marine Community Network (CMCN), NACC NRM, and Perth NRM.

Dr Mic Payne – Coastcare Support Officer

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Nice summary Mic, I like your style 🙂
Too bad I missed this one. Looking forward to connecting in the future again.

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