Enhancing management, education and research of

Australia's marine resources


Science Under Sail Australia has three delivery areas:

Velella, our 12m sailing catamaran, has been used since 2002 as a mobile research platform.

She circumnavigated Australia in 2012 and has undertaken water quality surveys in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, as well as completing regular seagrass surveys in Moreton Bay.


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Photo Credit:  ms.akr

Photo Credit: ms.akr

Velella can carry up to 24 people making her an excellent training platform for people of all ages.

Through a collaboration between Science Under Sail Australia, Earthwatch and Healthy Waterways we deliver three citizen science programs a year.

We are also developing education programs with Queensland University of Technology and several high schools in Brisbane to enhance understanding of Moreton Bay.

Assists governments, water utilities and industry to improve environmental outcomes and develop solutions:

Over 20 years helping to find solutions:  

5 yrs as Chief Scientist for Healthy Waterways coordinating the provision of expert advice from the fields of marine science, social science, and economics.

Strong track record delivering innovative waterways monitoring programs, including the quantification of social and economic benefits and incorporation of citizen science.