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Marine Science


Coastal fieldwork

The Marine Fieldwork Manager is here to help you get out near the water... and ensure you come back!

If you're planning a coastal research project, maximise your time and minimise your hassels by chatting with the marine fieldwork manager and/or dive officer as early as possible in your planning process. We have a lot of experince and expertise and who needs to reinvent the wheel?

If you're just looking to get involved with some of the exciting work happening around the uni, then the dive officer and marine fieldwork manager can help point you towards the people who are getting out near the water!

All coastal activities must be approved by the marine fieldwork manager or university dive officer in advance of conducting the fieldwork.


Coastal fieldwork contacts

Coastal Safety

Please direct any coastal safety concern to any coastal fieldwork contact, or to the Macquarie Health & Safety.

Performing coastal fieldwork  (forms and paperwork)

1. Preparing your fieldwork plan

  • A risk assessment of the proposed work and the study site must be undertaken (Field Friendly). This project proposal and risk assessment is then reviewed by the marine fieldwork manager via (Field Friendly). Contact the marine fieldwork manager for help with you planning.

2. Fieldwork notification

3. Logging fieldwork activity

  • Notify the marine fieldwork manager following completion of field trip (via Field Friendly).
  • If necessary complete Univeristy incident notification form [online form] and notify the marine fieldwork manager.
  • The marine fieldwork manager must be notified as soon as possible if any incident is reported.

More Information

MAR202 Jervis Bay, New South Wales

BIOL379 Heron Island, Queensland

BIOL227 Smiths Lake, New South Wales