Laura Smith

Laura joined Marine Solutions in 2011 while completing a Master’s degree at the University of Tasmania.  As Project Manager with Marine Solutions, Laura manages a diverse portfolio of projects, with broad experience in a variety of private enterprise, not-for-profit, academic and government projects throughout Tasmania and interstate. Laura oversees projects from procurement to final reporting, including budgeting, personnel, field work and data management/analysis.  Laura specialises in marine environmental impact assessment, with a particular interest in protected species/communities.  She has a strong working knowledge of marine species identification including fish and benthic fauna.  With previous experience in protected area management, Laura has managed environmental assessments and approvals under state-based legislation, including major projects within the infrastructure, tourism, waste and urban development sectors.  Laura is a confident and capable ADAS-qualified Part 1 Scientific Diver and Coxswain (unrestricted).