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Scott Spillias

PhD Candidate

University of Queensland

Nice to meet you…

I’m a scholar, musician, baker, sky appreciator, and sailor.

My PhD at UQ is focused on trying to understand the environmental impacts of seaweed farming.

Interests

  • Offshore Seaweed Cultivation
  • Blue Growth
  • Decision Analysis

Education

  • PhD in Environmental Management, present

    University of Queensland

  • MEnvMan in Resource and Environmental Economics, 2018

    University of Queensland

  • BSc in Marine Biology, 2009

    Duke University

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

PhD Candidate

School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Queensland

Jan 2018 – Present Brisbane, Australia
How can expanded offshore seaweed cultivation contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
 
 
 
 
 

Captain

Call of the Sea

Nov 2015 – Apr 2017 Sausalito, California
I took a break from SEA to return to Seaward for my first command. We sailed from San Francisco to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Puerto Vallarta and then back to San Francisco. Along the way we introduced dozens of people, both young and old, to what it’s like to live a life at sea.
 
 
 
 
 

Mate

Sea Education Association

Aug 2015 – May 2017 Woods Hole, Massachussetts
It is difficult to truly understsand the ocean unless you have voyaged upon it. So
 
 
 
 
 

Luthier Apprenticeship

Sennebec Guitars

Jun 2015 – Aug 2015 Sausalito, California
When you get an opportunity to spend a summer in beautiful mid-coast Maine learning how to build guitars with a master Luthier, you take it.
 
 
 
 
 

Mate

Ocean Classroom Foundation

Sep 2012 – May 2015 Booth Bay, Maine
This is where I really cut my teeth at sea. After one season teaching marine science to a cohort of High School seniors and juniors, I earned my first Mariner’s license and began standing watch as a mate. *Although they’ve since gone out of business, you can get the idea from looking at their old blog above.
 
 
 
 
 

Naturalist

Call of the Sea

Sep 2010 – Aug 2012 Sausalito, CA
I lived on a beautiful 82’ Steel Schooner in San Francisco bay and got paid to teach kids about marine ecology and conservation. This was the dream job.
 
 
 
 
 

Naturalist

Call of the Sea

Sep 2010 – Aug 2012 Sausalito, CA
I lived on a beautiful 82’ Steel Schooner in San Francisco bay and got paid to teach kids about marine ecology and conservation. This was the dream job.

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