Science Under Sail Expedition

Students have been invited to participate in the Science Under Sail Expedition. This exciting experience will afford a select group of Science students an opportunity to work with experts in the field of Marine Biology. The group will sail on the Valella, Directed by Dr James Udy; Adjunct Professor from QUT. Accompanied by fellow marine biologist and PHD student, Katya Ovsyanikova and crew. Furthermore, Dr Linda McIver; Computer Scientist from the Australian Data Science Education Institute (ADSEI), will be supporting students before and after the voyage with data analysis.                                   

The crew aim to sail to the mid or outer reefs of the Capricornia Bunker and collect data as part of an Extended Experimental Investigation (EEI), to provide students with a hands-on, real-world experience that meaningfully contributes to their science understanding. The expedition has been made possible through the generous funding of successful grant applications, aimed at enabling Australian Senior Secondary science students to collect critical data from the Great Barrier Reef and learn how to process that data for scientific analysis. The program has been developed as a result of the collaborative efforts of QUT, Monash University and ADSEI, along with leading authorities in Great Barrier Reef conservation efforts. Further program details provided overleaf.