World Harbour Project: Darwin Harbour Symposium

World Harbour Project was initiated by the Sydney Institute of Marine Science in 2014. The World Harbour Project aims to develop resilient urban ports and harbours through a global network of collaborating cities. The Project brings together international research institutions and agencies concerned with the health of these heavily urbanised waterways and the increasing challenges they face. World Harbour Project included four working groups; water and sediment quality, green engineering, multiple uses and users, and education. Peter Steinberg, director of the World Harbour Project, will be delivering a presentation on World Harbour Project immediately following the opening of the symposium. For more information relating to World Harbour Project, please refer to the attached brochure.

Darwin Harbour recently joined the World Harbour Project through the membership of Charles Darwin University and Australian Institute of Marine Science. Darwin Harbour is rare among city harbours with operating ports in being relatively pristine. Membership in the World Harbour Project presents an opportunity to collaborate with experts, globally, on challenges presented by increased human activity. This symposium represents an initial coming together of World Harbour delegates and local expertise to identify common ground and future partnership opportunities.

Hosting Institutions

  • Arafura Timor Research Facility, Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
  • Research Institute of Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University

Symposium location

Arafura Timor Research Facility, 23 Ellengowan Drive, Brinkin. Note, parking is currently unavailable behind Arafura Timor Research Facility due to resurfacing of parking area. Please park in the car park at the front of the building.

Any questions before the event, please contact Tom Brewer (; 0433 976 561)


Monday, May 9, 2016 - 12:00 to 16:30