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October Meeting - Under the Sea (Darwin Harbour)

Wednesday Oct 10 7:45 pm

Duration: 1.5 hours


Presention by Dr Jeffrey J. Tsang

SUMMARY: This presentation will provide information about the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in the Top End, including research on arsenic in Darwin Harbour sediment.

AIMS is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972. As Australia’s tropical marine research agency, we conduct innovative, world-class scientific and technological research to support sustainable growth in the use and effective environmental management and protection of Australia’s tropical marine estate. AIMS’ headquarters was established near Townsville in recognition of the importance of the Great Barrier Reef to Australia. Today, we also operate from bases in Darwin and Perth, which allows us to undertake research across northern Australia, spanning two oceans and three regional seas.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr Jeffrey J. Tsang is a born and bred Darwinite. He works for Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) as an Environmental Chemist Research Scientist based in Darwin. His research interests include: chemistry of trace metal contaminants in the marine environment (e.g. their chemical forms, bioavailability, fate and transport); aquatic biogeochemical processes; stable isotopes as environmental tracers; in situ techniques (including passive samplers and electrochemistry); and research that interfaces chemistry with biology. He is currently working on: applications of passive samplers to study bioavailable concentrations and sources of metal contaminants in seawater; development of electrochemical methods to determine bioavailable metals; and sediment quality regarding metal and metalloid constituents.

Location

CDU Casuarina. Room BLUE 2.1.51

Long: 130.871338 Lat: -12.371890