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The Sydney Institute of Marine
Science is a partnership between Macquarie
University, the University of NSW, the University of Sydney and the University
of Technology, Sydney. The partnership is enhanced by collaborations with several
state and federal government departments, and the Australian Museum. SIMS has over 100 scientists and graduate students
associated with the Institute, representing a broad diversity of skills in
SIMS is a unique focal point
for collaborative marine research and innovation, provision of marine research
for policy makers and managers, and research
training and teaching in the marine sciences.
SIMS sits in the middle of Australia’s
largest city - a city of over 4 million
people. It also sits on a coastline that
is bathed by the East Australian Current, making Sydney and the
coast of New South Wales a global hotspot for ocean warming. SIMS’ unique location makes it the ideal place
from which to address the combined impacts of urbanisation and climate change,
two of the central challenges facing coastal sustainability today. Beyond Sydney and
NSW, management and rehabilitation of
our coasts and oceans in the context of urban development and a changing
environment is a global issue, and
SIMS scientists work across the world to share understanding and expertise
SIMS research is solution
resulting in novel approaches and
technologies for enhancing our sustainable use
and enjoyment of the marine environment now and into the future.
SIMS is a not for profit, unlisted company and is overseen by a Board of Directors and a Director/CEO. The research programme is guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee. Our strategy can be found here.
SIMS is located in historic buildings at Chowder Bay and Georges Heights Mosman under a long term lease from the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. The location, near the Sydney Heads is ideal for marine research with high quality seawater available to service the SIMS research aquarium.