Since its establishment by the University of Tasmania in 2010, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) has earned a global reputation for world-leading research and education in marine and Antarctic science.
IMAS has three core areas of research focus: fisheries and aquaculture, ecology and biodiversity, and oceans and cryosphere. IMAS staff also collaborate across the major themes of climate change, ocean-Earth systems, and oceans and Antarctic governance.
Our geographic location gives IMAS unique advantages with respect to research into valuable local, national and international fishing grounds, and landscapes of global environmental importance, supporting Tasmania’s role as Australia’s gateway to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. By developing multi-agency, multi-disciplinary projects, and partnering with government, industry and the community, IMAS delivers research and education programs which have a direct economic, social and environmental impact. We solve real-world problems, develop new technologies, build capacity, and inform government policies and industry practices.