Strategic Integrated Marine Science for the Marine State, a report showcasing the key research findings and achievements of WAMSI in its first five years is now available online.
Download A Summary of Research Outcomes 2006-2011 - A Quick Reference Guide
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- New discoveries of deepwater sponges off the iconic Ningaloo Reef;
- A ten-fold increase in our understanding of the habitats, as well as the physical and biological processes occurring at Ningaloo Marine Park;
- Development of a Tourism Destination Model for the Ningaloo Coast which will be a valuable aid in tourism planning;
- Enabling the state-wide adoption of a broad scale, holistic fisheries management system (Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management) for all WA fisheries;
- Increased understanding about the effects of climate variability on the Western Rock Lobster to help ensure its ongoing sustainable management;
- Establishment of a WA Marine Bioresources Library and encouraging the drafting of legislation to enhance the State’s capability in managing biodiscovery and biotechnology research and investment;
- Improved understanding of the oceanographic processes on coastal infrastructure and offshore structures in the North-West Shelf;
- Improved understanding of how projected climate variability will impact the natural and man-made built environment as a result of sea level rise, storm surges and wave climates;
- Detailed climatic and ocean current modelling leading to more accurate predictions of the effects of the Leeuwin Current on the marine environment; and
- Detailed understanding of the marine ecosystems off the Perth Metropolitan Region.