Australia 2022 cruise talks

Below are the links to the Google Photos versions of the talks I gave on the Noordam during the Nov 12-Dec 02 2022 period. I will be adding text to explain the slides under the “i” tab eventually… I will also be adding references and acknowledgments where needed. Some animations were in the original powerpoints – but when I saved as jpg’s these animations obviously don’t work.

Below are the links to the Google Photos versions of the talks I gave on the Holland America Noordam during the Nov 12-Dec 02 2022 period. I will be adding text to explain the slides under the “i” tab eventually… I will also be adding references and acknowledgments where needed. Some animations were in the original power points – but when saved the powerpoint slides as jpg’s these animations obviously don’t work.

The slides shown on the links below are very close to what I gave on the ship. Only a few slides have been modified – if they had major problems. I modified my “style” of presentation as the cruise progressed, so the format of the presentation evolved to 1) a summary of what we saw at the previous port 2) our main subject for the talk and 3) a quick look ahead to the next port’s features of interest. This seemed to keep the interest of the audience better than just presenting a talk on one subject. Asking rhetorical questions to the audience, together with questions (like how many people have seen this or that, or have you been to this or that destination) helped to keep audience interest.

01 INTRODUCTION TO CRUISE

02 CORAL REEFS

03 NEW GUINEA BIODIVERSITY

04 TROPICAL QUEENSLAND

05 VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE OF AUSTRALIA

06 CITIZEN SCIENCE AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

07 AUSTRALIA’S “TOP END” NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS

08 EXPLORING THE WORLD WITH GOOGLE EARTH

09 TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

10 NATIONAL PARKS AND NATURE RESERVES; A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

11 THE SOUTHWEST AUSTRALIA BIODIVERSITY “HOTSPOT”