Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Antarctic Tasmania

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) brings all the University of Tasmania components of marine and Antarctic research into a single entity which has 200 staff and 140 graduate students.  It also manages the Australian National Network in Marine Science.

Research covers a wide spectrum of topics including:

  • sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
  • coastal and estuarine ecology
  • ecosystem and marine systems modelling
  • change in the marine environment
  • marine biodiversity
  • Southern Ocean marine habitats
  • sea ice biota ecology and productivity
  • the Antarctic environment
  • oceans governance and policy
  • bio-security and seafood product supply chain.

It is envisaged that IMAS and its key collaborators will become a formidable force in temperate, cool and cold water marine science and be leaders in Antarctic and high latitude Earth-systems science.

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