Peter Macreadie

Box Hill North, Victoria

Marine scientist, blue carbon leader

Originally a biochemist, a cancer diagnosis in his mid-twenties caused Peter to re-evaluate his life and follow his true passion – marine science. He is on a mission to raise awareness of the carbon storing potential of Australia’s coastal ecosystems, which can hold up to 40 times more carbon than inland areas. Peter is using his AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to help measure greenhouse gases from degraded coastal habitats with the aim of highlighting the need to protect key sites around Australia’s coastline: “My research will develop new knowledge of how coastal ecosystems should be managed to ensure our vast reservoirs of coastal carbon achieve maximum carbon offset capacity.”