Australian Institute of Marine 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.

AIMS is the host and developer of the eAtlas system.


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How to access and use Coral Reef data for your research - Friday May 10, Moreton Island

This workshop is to assist the scientific community to discover, access, download, use and understand the potential of the data being collected by a number of agencies on and around Coral Reefs. This includes IMOS and AIMS long term monitoring environmental and ecological data sets.

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Understanding the management and governance of Australia’s vast coastline can be complex. International, Commonwealth, State and Indigenous entities all have various roles and powers to promote the health and integrity of Australia’s marine environments.

[Quick links: Maps to help you get started - Links to Indigenous Sea country Management Plans]

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In partnership with the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife, Western Australian Marine Science Institution scientists on the Australian Institute of Marine Science vessel RV Solander recently spent 15 days in the field collecting data to help determine what flatback sea turtles in north-western Australia eat.
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Flatback sea turtles (Natator depressus) are endemic to northern Australia and one of only two sea turtle species that are not distributed globally (7 species in total). Nesting occurs only on tropical Australian beaches, many in NW Australia’s remote Kimberley region.

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See what's happening during biodiversity month in Australia's unique north west marine region.