Australian Institute of Marine Science

Tropical rock lobster larvae under the microscope. Monitoring - image A biodiverse underwater community. Zooxanthellae, the algae that lives symbiotically with coral.

 The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a leader in tropical marine science.

The Institute is consistently ranked among the top one per cent of specialist research institutions internationally and is known for its unique capacity to investigate topics from broad-scale ecology to microbiology.

AIMS is committed to the protection and sustainable use of Australia's marine resources. Its research programs support the management of tropical marine environments around the world, with a primary focus on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia and northwest Australia.

AIMS' headquarters is ideally located on a 207 hectare coastal site 50km from Townsville, Queensland, in a scientific zone surrounded by National Park and Marine Reserve.

The location was selected because of its proximity to the geographical centre of the Great Barrier Reef and access to clean seawater. This strategic position provides a fast transition from the sea to the laboratory, a key advantage in marine science.

Two smaller offices, in Perth, Western Australia, and Darwin, Northern Territory, provide direct links for research partners and clients in these regions.

Data Profile
Australian Institute of Marine Science has 1992 data records in Research Data Australia, which cover 1 subjects areas including , oceans and involve 11 group(s). All of the information provided by Australian Institute of Marine Science can be accessed from the box on the right hand side of this page.
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PMB 3, Townsville MC
Townsville 4810
Queensland, Australia
Tel: (07) 47534444
Fax: (07) 47725852

PO Box 41775, Casuarina MC
Casuarina 0811
Northern Territory, Australia
Tel: (08) 8920 9240
Fax: (08) 8920 9222

The UWA Oceans Institute Building
35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley 6009
Western Australia, Australia
Tel: (08) 6369 4000
Fax: (08) 618 6488 4585