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.
WAMSI’s research is divided into three themes – ocean forecasting, biodiversity conservation and natural resource management.
It is providing collaborative research across disciplined biodiversity teams, helping with coastal planning, developing fisheries ecosystem understanding, and assisting the conservation and management of our valuable marine estate.
This regional scale research will ensure marine industries such as the oil and gas industries, tourism, fisheries and aquaculture co-exist with the environment, and facilitates future planning and engineering needs accompanying increased community coastal use and development.