Operating Institutions

Operating Institutions are contracted and funded to operate IMOS Facilities and Sub-Facilities.  They are the core Partners who implement the observing program and make the data available. 

 

 

University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s foremost teaching and research institutions. With a history spanning almost 125 years, the university is ranked in the top ten research universities in Australia and in the top two per cent of universities in the world.    

UTAS operates the following IMOS Facilities/Sub-Facilities:

UTAS also contributes to the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Animal Tracking Facilities; and sponsors the Bluewater and Climate and South East Australia Nodes.

 

 

Australian Institute of Marine Science

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s premiere tropical marine research agency. It provides large-scale, long-term and world-class research that helps governments, industry and the wider community to make informed decisions about the management of Australia’s marine estate.

 

AIMS operates the following IMOS Facilities/Sub-Facilities:

 

AIMS also contributes to the Deep Water Moorings, Ocean Gliders, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Ocean Radar, Animal Tagging and Monitoring Facilities; sponsors the Queensland Node; and participates in the Western Australian and Bluewater and Climate Nodes.

 

 

Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. It provides observational, meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services and by undertaking research into science and environment related issues in support of its operations and services.

 

The Bureau of Meteorology operates the following IMOS Facilities / Sub-Facilities:

 

 The Bureau also contributes to the Argo Facility and participates in the Bluewater and Climate Node.

 

 

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere Flagship

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. The CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship provides research to help plan for and respond to weather and climate related natural hazards and ensure sustainable coastal development and growth of marine industries.

CSIRO operates the following IMOS Facilities / Sub-Facilities:

 

CSIRO also contributes to the Ocean Gliders, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Animal Tagging and Monitoring Facilities; and sponsors the Bluewater and Climate, Western Australian, Queensland and South East Australia Nodes. 

 

 

Curtin University

Curtin University is Western Australia's largest university. Around 40,000 students attend a total of 16 Curtin locations, including campuses in Sydney, Singapore and East Malaysia.

 

Curtin University operates the following IMOS Sub-Facility:

 

 Curtin University also participates in the Bluewater and Climate, Western Australian, South Australian, and New South Wales Nodes

 

 

Sydney Institute of Marine Science

SIMS conducts multidisciplinary marine research across five core research themes  - Urbanisation, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ocean Resources, and Marine Management. The collaborative research profile of the Institute harnesses the strengths of NSW’s leading marine scientists and universities (includes The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, The University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney).

 

SIMS operates the following IMOS Facilities / Sub-Facilities:

 

SIMS also contributes to the Ocean Gliders and Ocean Radar Facilities; sponsors the New South Wales Node; and participates in the Western Australian, South Australian, Queensland, South East Australia and Bluewater and Climate Nodes.

 

 

South Australian Research & Development Institute

SARDI is the South Australian Government's principal research institute, a research division of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA). It aims to deliver scientific solutions for primary industries and to position agricultural, food, aquatic and bioscience industries as internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.

 

SARDI operates the following IMOS Sub-Facility:

 

SARDI also contributes to the Ocean Glider, Ocean Radar, and Animal Tracking Facilities, and the Passive acoustic mooring Sub-Facility; sponsors the Southern Australian Node; and participates in the Bluewater and Climate and South East Australia Nodes.

 

 

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University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 as the State's first university. Its mission is to advance, transmit and sustain knowledge and understanding through the conduct of teaching, research and scholarship at the highest international standards for the benefit of the Western Australian, Australian and international communities.

UWA operates the following IMOS Facilities:

UWA also contributes to the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, National Mooring Network and Animal Tagging and Monitoring Facilities; sponsors the Western Australian Node; and participates in the Bluewater and Climate Node.