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30 July: SeaSim technician awarded QTA North Queensland 'Apprentice of the Year'

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30 July 2014

30th July 2014

AIMS’ Steven Green was awarded the ‘Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year’ at the 2014 North Queensland Regional Final of the Queensland Training Awards.

Steve, who recently completed his Certificate III in Electrotechnology, is working in the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim) as a Controls and Electrical Technician. AIMS continues to support and encourage further development of his capabilities as he undertakes an Advanced Diploma in Industrial Automation. His skills allow him to design, construct, program and commission automation controls for sophisticated research experiments.

Opened in August 2013, SeaSim is a $35 million world class aquarium facility located at the Institute’s Cape Ferguson Headquarters near Townsville. SeaSim enables marine scientists to better understand the cumulative effects of multiple pressures, including climate change, ocean acidification, declining water quality and marine pests on tropical marine ecosystems. Using high level automation technology, environmental parameters such as water temperature, pH, salinity and light levels can be tightly controlled to better reflect daily and seasonal fluctuations. These cutting-edge technical capabilities are made possible by SeaSim’s dedicated team with specialist skills.

Steve is now one of seven finalists from across Queensland to proceed to the State Finals which will be held in Brisbane in September.

Click here for more information about SeaSim.