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Gregg Treinish NatGeo Emerging Explorer

National Geographic named ASC’s Gregg Treinish an Emerging Explorer for 2013.   Gregg was NatGeo’s adventurer of the year back in 2008 after Gregg completed a 7,800 trek along the entire Andes Mountain.   This award reflects Gregg’s continued leadership in promoting science and conservation thru his Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit based […]

Coastal Walkabout App Beta

The Coastal Walkabout app is in beta now on Android and iOS.  I am expecting the full release to happen next month November in a big project launch in Perth at Murdoch University.  I will be there for sure!  After a short 18 months from the original idea and expedition, the team is ready to […]

Kimberley Gas Hub canned

We just arrives in Broome on the day the Perth-based Woodside decied to can their $45B LNG plant construction. The battle between local folks, the traditional owners and the West Australia government ran for 7 years before yesterday. Famed environmental writer Graham Lloyd from the Australian stated it clearly below. The Kimberley is rich in […]

Mining the Kimberley, Western Australia

  The Kimberley region of Western Australia is full of riches.  From the 40,000 year cultural history of the Traditional Owners to the wild and now protected Montgomery Reef to the billions of dollars of iron ore, oil, gas, diamonds and coal in the ground, this remote place is the next frontier in the battle […]

Back from Freshwater Cove

Andy Quinn and I have just returned from a week at Freshwater Cove, a remote fish camp near Montgomery Reef in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.  Home to some incredible 12 meter tides, the camp was a meet up place for us with Peter Tucker and Mark Jones of Save The Kimberley nonprofit, a […]

A Question of Balance

BlueCloud’s Tom McMurray was a guest on the Australian radio show A Question of Balance host by Ruby Vincent. You can listen to the show here and also learn more about Ruby’s program here.  What I like about her show is its real world grass roots focus on the balance of family, community, culture and […]

Pilbara Destruction or Beauty

Sometimes it is hard to tell where beauty ends and destruction begins.  At least from the air, everything has a view where it all looks beautiful. The flight from Exmouth, WA to Broome in May was both spectacular in the natural beauty of the Pilbara coastline and the powerful images of the iron ore industry […]

Broome Aerials

We always find getting up into the air above a place provides perspective.  And in the case of Broome, WA, one can see the Kimberley for what it is – a vast flat savannah that borders an incredibly rich and diverse marine ecosystem.  We spent days on the water in small boats looking for the […]

Citizen Science: Next Steps

We are back in the US now after 3 weeks traveling throughout Western Australia. Traveling from Perth up to Cygnet Bay, we discovered an incredible ecosystem unlike anything we had seen before. And what made it incredible was not the mantas, turtles, whale sharks or pigmy spinner dolphin: it was the people we met and […]

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