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The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies(IMAS) (established 2010) is a teaching and research organisation located in Hobart. The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) was established by the University of Tasmania Council. The aim of the esbalishment of the institute was to bring together the many strands of marine and Antarctic research currently being pursued in and around Hobart,Tasmania[1]. IMAS has 200 staff and 140 graduate students[2].

IMAS will be located in a $45 million building on Hobart’s waterfront next to the CSIRO and Antarctic shipping berths [3][4].


Research Themes

The institute's research themes cover various subject disciplines:[5] :

  • sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
  • coastal and estuarine ecology
  • ecosystem and marine systems modelling
  • change in the marine environment
  • marine biodiversity
  • Southern Ocean marine habitats
  • sea ice biota ecology and productivity
  • the Antarctic environment
  • oceans governance and policy and
  • bio-security and seafood product supply chain.


  • Australian Antarctic Division
  • Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre (to be co-located with IMAS)
  • CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
  • Integrated Marine Observing System (to be co-located with IMAS)
  • Tasmanian Partnership in Advanced Computing (to be co-located with IMAS)
  • National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability at the AMC (NCMCRS),
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of Tasmania


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