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Queensland Smart Futures Fellowship

I was awarded a 2009 Queensland Smart Futures Fellowship for the project: High-resolution depth model for the Great Barrier Reef and adjoining Coral Sea. The Level 2 Fellowship is awarded by the Queensland Government and so I attended an award presentation ceremony at Parliament House in Brisbane, meeting the Premier Anna Bligh and the Treasurer Andrew Fraser, along with other Fellowship recipients. Combined with matching funds from the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC) and James Cook University (JCU), the Fellowship provides a total of $300,000 towards the cost of the three-year project.

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Welcome to my new website

The new www.deepreef.org website went live courtesy of Rob Rutten and Joyce Mar at Rutten Technology Services in Cairns, Australia. I am also grateful to Steve Holloway from James Cook University who helped with the initial design layout over the past year, turning my vision for the site into coding reality. The website is intended to be a resource for the general public as well as for fellow scientists, and hopefully to inspire a new generation of marine scientists to continue exploring Australia's fascinating deep ocean.

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