The IMOS office published the 2011/12 Annual Highlights Document in November.
The document opens with an overview of the year and a brief description of how IMOS works. Summaries are then provided for the five, major research themes addressed by IMOS, along with a small selection of annual highlights by theme. Performance indicators and a financial summary are provided at the rear, along with acknowledgement of our Operators and Co-Investors.
The activities and outcomes highlighted in the document reflect the collective efforts of multiple operating institutions, dozens of co-investors, and many hundreds of scientists, technicians and administrators working across Australian marine and ocean-climate science. By all measures, 2011-12 has been another outstanding year for the IMOS national collaboration.
Importantly, the benefits of sustaining IMOS are now being seen not just within innovation, science and research, but across all areas where scientifically robust ocean information can improve knowledge, understanding and decision making – climate variability and change, extreme weather, defence maritime activities, marine environment, marine industries, and international cooperation within the Australian region.
The Annual Highlights document is available from the IMOS website http://imos.org.au/highlights.html or if you would prefer a paper copy please contact the office at imos(at)imos.org.au