imagesWith just a week to go until The Developing Northern Australia Conference Above the Line – unleashing the north’s potential to be held next week 20-22 June 2016 at Darwin Convention Centre there is still time to book a tour to The Arafura Timor Research Facility (ATRF) which is the base for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in Darwin

The Arafura Timor Research Facility (ATRF) provides modern, multi-functional laboratories to support research into coastal and marine ecology across Northern Australia. The ATRF is also a logistics centre underpinning field work in the estuaries and wetlands of the Top End, and marine studies of the Arafura/Timor Seas and the two northern gulfs.

The visit to the ATRF will showcase the Aquaria Facility, tropical ecotoxicology and contaminants studies in NT coastal waters, modelling activities in Darwin Port informing its development, and the joint AIMS – Geoscience Australia – NT Government exercise in benthic habitat mapping in Darwin and Bynoe Harbours. Limited numbers are available so click here to book today.

Coach departs Darwin Convention Centre on Wednesday at 9:00 am and returns at 1:30 pm.

Alternatively, you can book a tour to The Humpty Doo Barramundi Farm.

At Humpty Doo Barramundi Farm, an example of northern Australia’s potential you will see the farm in operation with stops at the nursery, ponds, and packaging plant, catch the team harvesting the barramundi and taste the produce in a specially crafted product tasting.

With commentary provided by the owners this visit is an example of providing employment opportunities for local people; research and development; water management; continuous improvement and investment.

Coach departs Darwin Convention Centre on Wednesday at 8:30 am. Returns at 1:30 pm and you will need to wear comfortable shoes. Click here to book a tour today.

The Developing Northern Australia Conference Above the Line – unleashing the north’s potential continues the dialogue started in 2015 following the release of the Australian Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.