Ocean radar on the move

Ocean radar on the move

The University of Western Australia (UWA) will become operating institution for the IMOS Ocean Radar Facility (ACORN)... read more
This is a ‘red letter day’ for blue water marine science, says IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann.

This is a ‘red letter day’ for blue water marine science, says IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann.

The RV Investigator pulled into its home port of Hobart at approximately 10am today. read more
Elephant seal data highlighted in the new Nature journal 'Scientific Data'

Elephant seal data highlighted in the new Nature journal 'Scientific Data'

IMOS data has contributed to a database of hydrographic profiles from tagged elephant seals in the Southern Indian Ocean. read more
Changing tides in ocean technology

Changing tides in ocean technology

IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann, has contributed an article to the Journal of Ocean Technology on recent technological... read more
IMOS recognised as a GOOS Regional Alliance

IMOS recognised as a GOOS Regional Alliance

At its most recent meeting in Paris, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO formally... read more
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Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) was established in 2007 under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), and was extended and enhanced through the Education Investment Fund (EIF) in 2009, and extended under the Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (CRIS) and NCRIS in 2013.

IMOS is designed to be a fully-integrated national array of observing equipment to monitor the open oceans and coastal marine environment around Australia, covering physical, chemical and biological variables.

All IMOS data is freely and openly available through the IMOS Ocean Portal for the benefit of Australian marine and climate science as a whole. IMOS observations are guided by societal needs for improved ocean information, and focused through science planning undertaken collaboratively across the Australian marine and climate science community.

There are are five major research themes that unify IMOS science plans and related observations: Multi-decadal ocean change; Climate variability and weather extremes; Major boundary currents and interbasin flows; Continental shelf processes; and Ecosystem responses.