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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.
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a global leader in tropical marine science. Consistently ranking among the top one per cent of specialist research institutions internationally, AIMS is known for its unique capacity to investigate topics ranging from broad-scale biodiversity and also ecology to microbiology.
AIMS provides research capability that is directly relevant to the sustainable use and conservation of both Australian and global tropical marine ecosystems.
The Institute's current research activities support the management of tropical marine environments in the face of threats such as climate change and declining water quality.
AIMS Data Centre
The data AIMS collects is described in detail in the AIMS Data Catalogue. The catalogue contains descriptions of data (often called metadata) which allows others, including researchers, to identify potential data of use to them. Data can then be downloaded (if available) or requested. Access to some data will be via legal data agreement.
Research publications database
(Produced in conjunction with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville Queensland)