The Vivienne Cassie Cooper Institute of Marine Science


Conservation International Prizes in Marine Science - Pacific oceanscape


Conservation International's, The Pacific Oceanscape project has brought together 23 countries and territories to protect, manage and sustain the Pacific Ocean’s cultural and natural integrity. Comprised of what many consider to be tiny island nations with modest terrestrial areas, these nations have responsibility for 10% of the world’s total ocean surface — an area four times the size of the United States. These are economically important waters, harboring the world’s largest remaining stocks of tuna and providing nearly half of the world’s tuna catch.

CI works hand in hand with communities and governments across the Pacific Oceanscape to conserve the critical habitats in the region, including islands, coasts and the open ocean. And we recognize that everyone, from village leaders to heads of state, governments to corporations, residents and those far away, all have a stake in protecting this critical area.  Conservation International are working with a number of post-graduate students within IMS on a number of projects.

In addition to working with post-graduate students, Conservation International are offering the following undergraduate prizes in marine science

$1,000 will be awarded to the student achieving the highest mark in Marine 202

$1,000 will be awarded to the student achieving the highest mark in Marine 302

$1,500 will be awarded to the student achieving the highest overall marks in courses undertaken for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Marine Science.