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Supporting SIMS

The Sydney Institute of Marine Science enables world leading marine science and research to make a significant contribution to ensuring our coastal and marine environments are healthy, resilient, and effectively managed. The SIMS Foundation meets six times a year to discuss science and research priorities, and how we can best support our community of researchers.
 

  • We engage with our scientific and research community to remain apprised of current and upcoming trends and programs, and how these projects are building capacity locally, nationally, and globally.
  • We bring together supporters, friends, and donors to SIMS through events including the annual Gala Emerald Dinner and our World Ocean Day Breakfast.
  • We support online and in-person gatherings, briefings, and meetings across Australia to share the SIMS story and support our researchers in communicating their science to a rich diversity of stakeholders including government, business, philanthropists, community groups, local community, ocean recreation users, sailing clubs and fishers.
  • We actively advocate for SIMS-led programs and projects throughout our networks.
  • We listen to our scientific community, our donors, and partners to provide us with the information and insights to direct our fundraising efforts.
  • As Trustees of the SIMS Foundation Trust, we support the distribution of donations to the SIMS research community, including via large project-based funding, leverage funding for large grants, bequests, scholarship funding for early career researchers, and support funds for equipment, facilities, infrastructure, and events.

 

Important Dates in 2022 

BOARD MEETINGS ARE HELD FROM 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Tuesday 1 February

Tuesday 22 March

Tuesday 10 May

Tuesday 19 July

Tuesday 20 September

Tuesday 29 November

EVENTS

Wednesday 30 March 2022 – Emerald Dinner

Wednesday 8 June 2022 – World Ocean Day Breakfast