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INSTITUTE FOR MARINE
AND ANTARCTIC STUDIES (IMAS)
Since its establishment by the University
of Tasmania in 2010, the Institute for Marine
and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) has earned
a global reputation for world-leading
research and education in marine and
Antarctic science. IMAS has three core
areas of research focus: fisheries and
aquaculture, ecology and biodiversity,
and oceans and cryosphere. IMAS staff
also collaborate across the major themes
of climate change, ocean-Earth systems,
and oceans and Antarctic governance.
Our geographic location gives IMAS unique
advantages with respect to research into
valuable local, national and international
fishing grounds, and landscapes of global
environmental importance, supporting
Tasmania’s role as Australia’s gateway to
the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.
By developing multi-agency, multidisciplinary projects, and partnering with
government, industry and the community,
IMAS delivers research and education
programs which have a direct economic,
social and environmental impact. We
solve real-world problems, develop new
technologies, build capacity, and inform
government policies and industry practices.
P. +61 (0) 3 6226 6379
E. imas.hobart.reception@utas.edu.au
W. www.imas.utas.edu.au
INTEGRATED MARINE
OBSERVING SYSTEM (IMOS)
IMOS undertakes systematic, sustained
observing of Australia’s vast and
valuable marine estate. IMOS data is
openly accessible to the marine and
climate science community, international
collaborators, and other stakeholders
and users.
IMOS is one of the national research
infrastructure capabilities currently
supported under the Australian
Government’s National Collaborative
Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS),
and the only capability based in Tasmania.
It is operated by a consortium of institutions
as an unincorporated joint venture,
with the University of Tasmania as
Lead Agent, in partnership with the
CSIRO, Australian Institute of Marine
Science, Bureau of Meteorology, Sydney
Institute of Marine Science, University of
Western Australia, Curtin University and
the South Australian Research
and Development Institute.
The IMOS office in Hobart coordinates
strategic planning which guides all IMOS
activities. It maintains relationships
with government, industry and other
stakeholders and facilitates scientific
discussions and activity planning among
IMOS partners. The office is co-located
with the Australian Ocean Data Network.
IMOS coordinates a multi-institutional
ocean observing capability in the Southern
Ocean, utilising the Aurora Australis and
RV Investigator. Data is collected through
the deployment of instruments including
Argo floats, satellite tags on marine
mammals and deep water moorings as
far as the East Antarctic shelf.
Photo: Clive McMahon
TIM MOLTMANN
P. +61 (0) 3 6226 7549
E. imos@imos.org.au
W. www.imos.org.au
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