Task Teams

Task Teams are assembled to bring together people with specific interests and appropriate expertise to tackle issues that cross Node and/or Facility boundaries. 

Teams will assess particular issues, generally arising from IMOS Annual Planning Meetings, and where appropriate, develop projects to address them.

Ongoing Projects


Zooplankton Ocean Observations and Modelling Task Team

Integrating zooplankton observations from multiple platforms with biogeochemical and ecosystem models.


Harmful Algal Bloom forecasting as a focus for IMOS

Exploring the potential for IMOS for underpin research into Harmful Algal Bloom forecasting and work towards a Harmful Algal Blooms forecasting system. 


State and Trends of Australia's oceans Report Task Team

Progress and deliver a report the “State and trends of Australia’s open oceans: An assessment based on physical, chemical, and biological indicators".

Completed Projects


Synthesis and national scale analysis of IMOS acoustic telemetry data

Developing a national approach to synthesis and analysis of IMOS ATF data and use these analyses to inform future aspects of acoustic telemetry networks. 


Bio-optical Working Group 

Tackling issues of national relevance related to bio-optical measurements and interpretation.


IMOS Radiometry Task Team

Improving consistency among IMOS radiometric measurements in view of improving their usability for research and for validation of international satellite ocean colour products and planning the future of radiometric measurements in IMOS.