Clean Ocean Foundation PO Box 475 Wonthaggi 3095
CEO Clean Ocean Foundation (2012 to present)
As along time surfer, scuba diver and former Chemical Engineer, John has had a long term love affair with the marine environment, complemented by an intimate understanding of scientific process.
John Gemmill is well respected amongst community groups concerned with the marine environment as a thoughtful advocate for both practical and economical environmental reform resulting in better outcomes for the marine environment.
Since 2012, John has re-imagined the Clean Ocean Foundation as a national body respected as an honest broker to both the environmental community and governmental organisations concerned with outfalls.
He sees the National Outfall Database as a cost effective and unique opportunity to unite scientific, statutory and community groups in cooperative approach to produce the best outcomes for marine environment in relation to Australia’s outfalls based on rigorous scientific research.
Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical (SUT)
Master of Applied Science (RMIT)
The database tracks the volume and composition of wastewater discharged to Australia’s ocean and estuaries, ranks ocean outfalls (and sewerage treatment systems) by relative pollutant discharges, and fosters citizen science projects to understand local impacts on the marine environment and recreational users.
Australia’s Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, joined University of Tasmania scientists and volunteer divers on a Reef Life Survey at Tinderbox Marine Reserve south of Hobart today.
After the dive, the Minister joined UTAS Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, at Hobart’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to launch the Marine Biodiversity Hub, one of six hubs funded under the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).
The NESP is a six-...
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Australian Government has announced the successful organisations to lead research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia's environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. This research will ensure decisions about managing Australia's biodiversity and environmental resources are made on the best available...