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Awei Bainivalu – Research Update

Awei Bainivalu – Research Update

Fijian microbiologist Awei Bainivalu is conducting ground-breaking bioremediation research, which aims to use these organisms to clean up oil spills naturally. She is studying bacteria which have been discovered in oil collected by Major Projects Foundation volunteers...

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Newsletter – June 2020

Newsletter – June 2020

Welcome to Major Projects Foundation's e-newsletter. We hope you enjoy this new way to stay informed about the big things happening in our organisation. DGR Status  After many months of work the Major Projects Foundation is now recognised by the Australian tax...

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Research Update May 2020

Research Update May 2020

Matt Carter details one MPF's high priority wrecks in this video.A word from our Research Director. Dr Matt Carter.Firstly everyone at MPF would like to congratulate Matt on completing his PhD thesis. He is now officially a Dr!While many of us involved with MPF have...

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Peter Cundall

Peter Cundall

Meet Peter Cundall Peter is an amazing guy. He is our Chief Historian and a Director of Major Projects Foundation. Peter, until recent retirement, worked in the maritime industry at Svitzer Australia, the main towage operator in Australia.  Peter’s real passion is...

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Newsletter – March 2020

Newsletter – March 2020

Welcome to the first issue of Major Projects Foundation's new e-newsletter. We hope you enjoy this new way to stay informed on Major Projects Foundation's news. RESEARCH DIRECTOR'S PRESENTATION  A talk at the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club by Matt Carter, Major...

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The Ticking Time-Bomb of WWII-era Shipwrecks

The Ticking Time-Bomb of WWII-era Shipwrecks

The Major Projects Foundation is working against the clock to research and prevent world war II shipwrecks from leaking oil into fragile marine ecosystems. Determining which shipwrecks pose the greatest risk to the oceans—and getting to them before they leak—is a...

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MOU media event

MOU media event

On May 23 Major Projects Foundation formalised its partnership with The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) at the University of Newcastle. The signing of a memorandum of...

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