WAMSI has become one of Australia’s premier marine research organisations. Its structure is special: a collaboration of 15 State, Federal, industry and academic entities cooperating to deliver benchmark research and independent, quality scientific information.
The effects of climate change are expected to have a huge impact on Western Australia’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems and our environment. Organisations, institutions and agencies are carrying out a range of research activities which are directly relevant to climate change and its impacts.
The third annual Ningaloo Research Symposium, Ningaloo into the future: integrating science into management was held in May 2009.
The Ningaloo Marine Park has been underway for over three years and is producing a vast quantity of quality science directed at answering management questions and filling in knowledge gaps to support sound management decisions.
A total of 250 scientists are working on 85 WAMSI research projects across the 13,500 kilometre WA coastline, from the Kimberley tropical environment in the north to the more temperate coastline in the South-West.
The attached document provides an overview of the projects in each of the six WAMSI Nodes of research.