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Students will visit Sydney, Townsville and Cairns, engaging with Australian universities, marine science institutes and private enterprises.​

This unique blend of highly immersive STEAM activities and empowering personal development creates a once-in-a-lifetime experience.​

CASE Senior Ocean School​

Ocean Management for Young Leaders​
  • Location

    Sydney, Townsville, Cairns

  • Duration

    12 Days​

  • Open to Student​

    16 years and above​

Program Framework

Built on the Seven Survival Skills foundation, the program offers three key pillars of activities: engaging ocean studies, immersive ocean project management and inspiring personal and leadership development.​

CASE Senior Ocean School is a unique and exclusive program providing a holistic STEAM experience in some of the world’s most renowned locations. Returning from the expedition, students will become more focused and more inquisitive to pursue the subjects they are interested in.​

Ocean Exploration for Young Leaders​

Engaging Ocean STEAM Activities​
Inspiring Personal and Leadership Development​
Immersive Cultural Experience​
Seven Survival Skills​
Transportable Skill Sets​

Program Benefits

Immersive Activities​



The analysis phase is to discover the ocean at its inspiring and amazing locations and facilities. Students will truly be immersed in the world of ocean science and activities including fisheries management, witnessing what drives the ocean food chain and participating in Great Barrier Reef projects.

Stage one grows teamwork, communication and their sense of adventure in an exciting fast-paced environment.​



Stage two introduces the students to the ocean economy and uncovers where the future lies. Participating in the CASE exclusive program, OceanU, students will team up and put what they have learnt into a real-life scenario.

​OceanU allows students to gain multi-faceted knowledge, cutting across multiple disciplines outside the student’s normal realm of learning.



At CASE ChallengeX Competition, modelled on the global X-Prize that has led to many technological advancements, the students compete in an ocean development project. Students work as a team under set guidelines and timelines to professionally present to a panel of judges.​

The CASE ChallengeX Competition fosters critical thinking and problem solving, effective oral communication, and project management skills in a highly competitive environment.​


Amazing Locations​

A ‘classroom’ like no other awaits all CASE Senior Ocean School participants. Students will visit scenic Magnetic Island, jump into the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and discover the mysteries of the oldest rainforest in the world.​

Sydney offers students a vibrant metropolitan lifestyle with pristine beaches, Townsville is the marine industry hub and Cairns is a seaside escape with the Coral Sea at their feet. A visit to the University of Sydney and James Cook University offers an insight into their future study possibilities.


Cultural Experience

Witnessing and experiencing how different cultures uniquely express themselves, encourages students to see things from different perspectives. In addition to participating in modern Australian lifestyle activities such as beach volleyball, rugby and Australian BBQ, students will also learn from the world’s oldest living civilization, the Australian Indigenous Aboriginal people.​

This develops a more culturally aware individual and prepares students for life in the 21st century.


Inspirational Speakers​

An unforgettable experience awaits all CASE Junior Space School students. During personalised presentations and special events, students hear directly from guest speakers including astronauts, NASA scientists engineers and CASE Special Adviser Ms Nicole Stott.​

Nicole Stott

Ms Nicole Stott, former NASA Aquanaut and Astronaut, is the Special Adviser to CASE. Nicole holds a world record for living underwater for 18 days, and is a veteran of two space flights and 104 days working in space on both the ISS and Space Shuttle.Nicole is a believer of the inner space/outer space connection and its power to encourage appreciation and action for our planetary life systems.

Michael Aw

Michael Aw is an author, explorer and conservation photographer. His accolades include winning more than 65 international photographic awards and being named as one of the world’s most influential nature photographers by Outdoor Photography.

Tom Denniss

Tom Denniss has a PhD in Mathematics and Oceanography and has been involved in the wave energy industry for more than 25 years. Tom invented the technology of Wave Swell Energy, the world’s leading proprietary technology that converts the energy in the ocean waves into clean and zero emission electricity.

Edwina Tanner

Dr. Edwina Tanner is the Project Manager for the World Harbour Project and coordinator of the Marine Studies Institute at the University of Sydney. Her research in climate science focuses on carbon emissions, budgets, and dynamics in estuaries as well as hydrodynamic modelling. Edwina works in different locations across global harbours and ports that all have similar water and sediment quality issues.

Brett Lewis

Brett Lewis is a PhD Student at the Queensland University of Technology, science communicator and council member for the Australian Coral Reef Society. Brett’s work uses advanced imagining and sampling techniques to capture unique and previously unknown coral science and behavior that otherwise could not be discovered.

    Personal Development​

    ​Throughout the expedition, students engage in mPOWER modules aimed to provide principles and guidance for their future endeavours. Students will learn the growth mindset, a concept developed by Prof. Carol Dweck of Stanford University.​

    ​Students will learn to:​

    Embrace challenges​
    Be inspired by​ the success of others
    Believe talent and ability​ can be developed​
    Adopt an “I want to keep improving” attitude​
    View failure as a chance to grow and persist despite obstacles​
    Learn from criticism​
    Understand effort leads to success

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