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Australian Association of Maritime Affairs
The AAMA aims to generate greater public awareness of maritime affairs across a wide range of our community, especially those in business, tertiary institutions, the marine professions and the public service who are concerned with Australia's maritime affairs.

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.-

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.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

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Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and Australian Ambassador Launch Coral Reef and Climate Change Guide

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Greg Moriarty and the Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Fadel Muhammad, today jointly launched the Indonesian version of the University of Queensland's publication ‘Coral Reef and Climate Change: The Guide for Education and Awareness', at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Jakarta.

Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Fadel Muhammad, in collaboration with the University of Queensland arranged for the book to be translated into Indonesian.

"Australia is widely recognised for world class research in environmental sciences. We are pleased that through this book, we will be able to contribute and work together in conserving the beautiful reefs of Indonesia," said Ambassador Moriarty.

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Master of Maritime Studies

The Australian Maritime College Master of Maritime Studies program – which incorporates a Graduate Certificate and a Graduate Diploma as entry or exit points - is a general studies degree that has been structured as a vehicle to enable exploration of the ‘maritime space'.  The program is available online and studying can be undertaken part-time.

In the context of this program, the maritime space is considered to consist of a number of interconnecting elements that relate to or are dependent upon the sea:

    the maritime industries and associated services and infrastructures
    government, defence and security
    the marine and coastal environment
    maritime communities and culture: amenity and leisure, maritime art, history, literature and spirituality.

It is increasingly recognised that effective management of - or in - the maritime space is of necessity a multidimensional and complex process involving the interaction of communities, government and international organisations and conventions, the maritime industries and the marine environmental sciences.

These elements interrelate and interconnect:

Management in this context is much broader than organisational management – it also encompasses the development of public policy, the administration of the maritime jurisdiction and of the sectors that operate within it and the management of marine resources. Those involved in such management have the challenging task of balancing the conflicting and interacting needs of a wide variety of stakeholders.

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Marine and Antarctic Politics

Dr Joanna Vince is a Lecturer in the Politics and International Relations Program. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate general public policy and governance subjects, as well as specialised subjects examining Antarctic and oceans governance. Her research focuses on aspects of international and domestic ocean governance that include Australian oceans policy, comparative oceans governance, coastal zone management, and marine protected areas. Joanna is co-author of the book Oceans Governance in the Twenty-First Century: Managing the Blue Planet (Edward Elgar Publishers, 2008) and co-editor of Marine Resources Management (Lexis/Nexis Butterworths, 2011). She is also an Editorial Board member of the Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs.
Selected recent publications:

Vince, J. ‘Oceans governance: Where have we been and where are we going?' Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, (in press)

Vince, J. ‘Oceans governance and marine spatial planning in Australia', Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, (in press)

Nursey-Bray, MJ and Vince, J. and Scott, M and Haward, M and O'Toole, K and Smith, T and Harvey, N and Clarke, B, ‘Science into policy? Discourse, coastal management and knowledge', Environmental Science & Policy pp. 1-13. ISSN 1462-9011 (2013)

Vince, J, ‘Marine bioregional plans and implementation issues: Australia's oceans policy process', Marine Policy: The International Journal of Ocean Affairs, 38 pp. 325-329. ISSN 0308-597X (2013)

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