Industry, Innovation and Science
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia's tropical marine research agency, is recognised internationally for its leadership in research into tropical marine environments and their living aquatic resources. Its mission is to generate and transfer knowledge to support the protection and sustainable use of the marine environment through innovative, world-class scientific and technological research. AIMS: - conducts strategic and applied research into marine life, from microbes to whole-of-ecosystems, and the processes that sustain them - monitors condition and trends in health of the marine environment - builds models and decision support tools to assist interpretation of the data collected - develops a broad spectrum of enabling technologies, from molecular sciences to ocean technologies. AIMS' research is targeted towards priorities of Commonwealth and State Governments and industry.
Appropriations 47527000
Departmental expenses 76915000
Average staffing level 243

Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    General Public Services

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    1 July 1972

  • Postal Address

    Private Mail Bag No. 3, Mail Centre, Townsville Qld 4810

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