Emma Sommerville

Contact Details

Phone: 03 6226 6462

Fax: 03 6226 2107

email: Emma.Sommerville(at)utas.edu.au

Role in IMOS

The primary responsibilities of the IMOS Operations Manager are:

  • development of the processes enabling oversight of the IMOS national deployments from implementation to data availability
  • provision of high level assistance in relation to project management (including financial)
  • support of scientific and communications activities.

Biographical details

Emma completed a BSc in Marine Biology at Flinders University in 2005 and Honours in Marine Science at Murdoch University in 2007. Emma’s Honours Project investigated dietary resource partitioning between four co-occurring elasmobranch species on the south-west coast of Australia.

Prior to joining IMOS, Emma worked as an environmental consultant in Western Australia on various major Projects for clients in the oil and gas, renewables, land development and mining sectors. As part of these Projects, Emma was involved in the design and implementation of marine baseline surveys to support Environmental Impact Assessments, production of a range of Environmental Approval documents, and the establishment and running of monitoring programmes associated with environmental approval conditions.

Emma’s experience comprises project management, field survey planning, specialist contractor management, survey implementation, data management, data analysis and QA/QC, desktop studies, health and safety planning, and technical reporting and reviewing.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys camping, gardening, surfing, kayaking and bushwalking.


Honours (BSc. Hons) in Marine Science, Murdoch University, 2007

Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, Flinders University, 2005