Fantasea Adventure Cruising is a proud sponsor of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and the naming rights sponsor for the Fantasea Harbour Hike held annually every year on Father’s Day.
SIMS conducts multidisciplinary marine research across five core research themes – Urbanisation, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ocean Resources, and Marine Management. SIMS is also the operator of the NSW node of the Australian Government’s Integrated Marine Observing System – IMOS.
SIMS plays a vital role in producing the next generation of marine researchers and managers by facilitating the research of PhD students and post doctoral fellows, and through undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the Institute. Post graduate opportunities offered include the SIMS Master of Marine Science and Management and SIMS Doctoral Fellowships which are awarded annually.
SIMS educational responsibilities go beyond training scientists, and beyond research outcomes. We want to be science interpreters, articulating our research programs, and exciting the community about the marine world through a variety of outreach opportunities including citizen science programs . We aim to promote responsibility at an individual and community level for the protection and conservation of our marine riches.
About Fantasea Harbour Hike
Now in its fourth year, Fantasea Harbour Hike is an annual event and is regarded as one of the best walks in the world providing participants with a fantastic day out whilst rediscovering magnificent Sydney Harbour along the way.
Take dad, your family and friends on a glorious walk past majestic federation homes, beautiful bays, classic boats, bountiful bushland and spectacular views of the city all the while having fun understanding more about Sydney Harbour’s unique marine environment and history and entering to win great prizes.
Funds raised and donations received during Fantasea Harbour Hike will directly benefit SIMS’ flagship Sydney Harbour Research Program which is developing the science that will enable us to look after our magnificent Harbour for future generations.