The Centre for Marine Science supports and hosts a number of events throughout the year. Find out about upcoming events below.

World Oceans Day Photo & Art Competition

CMS is joining forces this year with the newly formed student Marine Society UQ to bring you our annual World Oceans Day Photo and Art competition. One $50 Adreno Scuba Diving voucher will be awarded for each category (Photo, Art). UQ students, staff and alumni are encouraged to share your photos, artwork and accompanying stories that represent how you honour, protect and conserve the ocean

To enter, send your 1) image file, 2) accompanying story (<200 words about when and where the photo was taken, subject matter, materials used and its significance to World Oceans Day) along with your 3) full name and UQ email address to before 8pm (AEST) Friday, 5 June 2020. Terms & Conditions apply.

Voting will occur on our UQ Marine Facebook page beginning 9 am (AEST) 6 June. Winner will be announced at 9 am (AEST) 8 June.



CMS Biodiversity Road Show - 13 October 2019, 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Wellington Point Recreation Reserve

an image of children looking at microscopesThe UQ Biodiversity Road Show is a mobile, interactive exploration designed to reveal the biological diversity of our local region to the public.  

UQ marine researchers will guide attendees through an exploration of the different habitats and life forms found at the shore and throughout Moreton Bay. 

The event caters to all ages offering shark jaws, turtle and coral skeletons, and sound recordings of dolphins, snapping shrimp and singing fish.  

an image of a child with fish jawsMicroscopes will be available to see some of the smallest creatures found in the sand, sea grass and waters of the Bay. You will be able to see wonders such as snails feeding up close, the host of tiny animals living on a piece of sea grass and the intricate beauty of planktonic animals. Tutors will be on hand to provide brief introductions to the animals’ biology and the ecology of their habitat. 

There will be guided shore walks open to those members of the public who have signed up online and have the appropriate PPE (Hat, sunscreen, closed shoes or diving booties).  

Underwater video from habitats around the western Bay will be playing on a large screen. You can even try your hand at designing a boat hull, identifying individual dolphins and whales from photos and hear about CoralWatch, Reef Check Australia and other citizen science activities taking place in Moreton Bay in which you can participate. 

All activities are family friendly and free so come join us!