20 December 2013
Premier Colin Barnett, Minister for Science, officially opened the new offices of the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) headquarters in Floreat on Friday 17th May 2013. At the opening were around 35 invited guests that included the WAMSI Board and Governors, Professor Lyn Beazley, Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin, WA Premier's Research Fellow, and Professor Robyn Owens, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) from the University of Western Australia, as well as other eminent Western Australian Scientists. The Premier was given a guided tour of the new WAMSI offices and also toured Angela Rossens’ studio, the Ocean’s Institute’s artist in residence. After the tour, the Premier unveiled a plaque commemorating the occasion.