Scientific research, partnering with local and traditional knowledge, provides the essential platform for evidence-based policy, management, and education. SCBO seeks to promote conservation science within Oceania, to build the capacity of conservation students within our region, and to make conservation science accessible to the public.

We have led efforts to identify research priorities for conservation in Oceania, and edited journal special issues that promote the globally important conservation science being undertaken in our region. We support student members through annual awards, and award travel scholarships to enable them to attend SCB conferences, during which we provide training workshops designed to build the capacity of students and early career researchers. Through our chapters and during our conferences, we organise public outreach events.