The Ecology Centre and the Centre for Marine Science hosts a number of workshops throughout the year. These workshops are chosen based on demand and availability - please contact us if you have a workshop idea; either a workshop you may wish to attend or one you would be willing to present.

Using Adobe Illustrator as a tool for scientific documents

When: 13th March 2017, 9am - 12pm - Biological Sciences Library (bl. 94) - eZone 1 (215); 14th March 2017, 9am - 12pm - Biological Sciences Library (bl. 94) - eZone 3 (213)

Where: St Lucia Campus, UQ

Cost: $40.00

Places: 15

Note: This is only open to UQ students and staff on the CMS mailing lists.

Scientists often prepare complex figures, maps, diagrams and conceptual models for their work. A clear, well-designed figure can greatly contribute to effective science communication.

Adobe Illustrator can be used to edit pdf files exported from commonly-used programs such as R, Matlab andArcMap, then edited to ensure fonts, line weights and colours match the rest of your document precisely.

This workshop will be led by Diana Kleine. Diana is a graphic designer who has been working at UO for 16 years within marine science communication. A recurring theme in her work is the use of icons and conceptual diagrams as effective tools to communicate complex scientific messages.

Diana will demonstrate key features of Adobe Illustrator for beginners, but more advanced users will also benefit from her experience with this software. No previous experience is necessary.

Please note that this is a two half-day workshop. It includes 3 hours Monday morning and 3 hours Tuesday morning. The workshop is split across two days to allow time for attendees to practice skills in the interval and get the most out of the second day. The workshop room will set up with desktop computers. Adobe Illustrator has already been installed and will be available for you to use. However, if you have a licence and prefer to use your own laptop, you are welcome to bring it.

Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To reserve your place, please visit Eventbrite and complete the online payment. The password for registering is “CMS”.

If you have any question e-mail

Moreton Bay Boat Handling Workshop

When: 30th March, 2017, 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Where: Moreton Bay Research Station, North Stradbroke Island

Cost: $30.00

Places: 4

Note: This is only open to UQ students on the CMS mailing lists.

Do you feel unprepared for handling a boat in Moreton Bay? The Centre for Marine Science will be holding a boat handling workshop at Moreton Bay Research Station, North Stradbroke Island aimed at students who hold a current recreational boat licence, marine radio licence (VHF), and current first aid and CPR certificates, and are permitted to drive UQ vehicles. 

The workshop is designed to give inexperienced boat handlers supervised practice including driving a trailer, loading a boat on and off a trailer, docking at a jetty, navigating channels in Moreton Bay using onboard GPS, knot-tying, anchoring, and radio use.

If you are interested in attending, but missing any required certifications, see suggestions below:

  • Complete the form for authority to drive UQ vehicles
  • A number of providers offer boat licences, such as Boat Safe.
  • The School of Biological Sciences frequently run First Aid and CPR training sessions. Email for details.
  • A number of online providers offer marine radio certification. UQ’s Boating and Diving Officer can assess you for the examination fee only once you have done the online study.         

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