We are also excited to welcome two new members. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) was founded in 1957 with the mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Estuary Care Foundation (ECF), South Australia was founded in 2016 to conserve, protect, enhance and promote the ecology of the Port River and Barker Inlet Estuary.
Membership is open to organisations with a strong focus on ocean science or ocean conservation, which MLSSA, TNC and ECF all exemplify. AusOcean grants members preferential access to its technology and, in particular, works closely with members to locate AusOcean equipment in areas of importance to them.