Operation Crayweed

Adriana Vergés | UNSW Emerging Thought Leader Prize Winner 2019

Associate Professor Adriana Vergés has been awarded the 2019 UNSW Emerging Thought Leader Prize for her creative and inspiring leadership in marine ecology.

Adriana Verges Emerging Thought Leader

Associate Professor Adriana Vergés is recognised for her creative and persuasive leadership in the public interest.

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Marine scientists from UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) have won the NSW Government’s Natural Environment Award for an innovative project to restore crayweed forests to Sydney’s foreshores.

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An art installation celebrating a scientific project to replant forests of seaweed that disappeared from the Sydney coastline in the 1980s is a feature of this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.

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UNSW scientists are asking for help to restore Sydney’s lost underwater forests this Christmas and provide food and shelter for some of our most important marine animals.