This year’s workshop attracted more than 40 participants from across Australia, and New Zealand. The workshop also included guest presenters from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Around one quarter of participants were first time attendees, reflecting both turnover rates and recognition of the relevance of the workshop content.
The workshop focused on delivering two key outcomes:
- professional development needs of the network as a whole
- professional development needs of individual members.
This year’s workshop offered a mix of skills and knowledge-based sessions, supported by a full day exercise based on a 2010 incident that occurred in Newcastle Harbour. Both components of the workshop proved highly beneficial for participants.
The workshop was deemed a great success. We would also like to take the opportunity to recognise the work of Dr Peter Scanes from NSW. Peter’s contribution to the ES&T role and to the network, in their various evolutions, is outstanding and unequalled.
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ES&T Workshop participants. (Photo courtesy of Mike Holloway)