The Big Blue Marine Community Expo


It’s a big weekend in Launceston for people who want to know more about enjoying the ocean: Marine scientists, artists and marine activities enthusiasts are coming together for talks and displays on everything oceans.

QVMAG, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Natural Resource Management North, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation will talk subjects from plankton, southern ocean predators, seahorses, cold water corals, edible seaweeds, cuttlefish, maritime history and robots. A major theme of the event is discovering the unique features of the Tamar River, from the mountains to the sea. 

Local and interstate photographers, filmmakers and artists will present how the oceans inspire them.

Scientists will discuss issues with the “big blue”, climate change, water quality, threatened species, marine pests and pollution.

There will be of fun for kids, both big and small: deep sea robots, tanks full of strange animals, computer game about a wayward cuttlefish, drawing contests, touch tanks and a fishing pond.

A donation of $5 per person or family is welcome.


  • Sunday, 11 February 2018 | 09:00 AM


Albert Hall, Tamar Street, Launceston 7250  View Map

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