The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is committed to generating and transferring high value intellectual property assets for use by stakeholders.

The Institute has developed business relationships with clients and partners across many industries over the past 20 years (see current and past partnerships). Most of our industry partners have come from the fisheries, aquaculture, biotechnology, mining, tourism, agriculture and forestry sectors.

AIMS has a unique multidisciplinary mix of capabilities, allowing an integrated approach to tackling contemporary and future tropical marine issues. Our goal is to assist industry to achieve sustainability, to reduce environmental risk and to generate the knowledge needed for long-term viability.

The Institute's primary business model emphasises a collaborative approach to adding value for our partners. Through co-investment, the Institute can provide the flexibility and responsiveness needed to capitalise on opportunities as they arise, providing a competitive edge for all parties.

AIMS' head office is in Townsville, with additional offices in Darwin and Perth. If you would like to explore business opportunities with AIMS, please contact our Business Services Group.

2013/2014 Business Partnerships


  • Apache Energy Ltd
  • Aurecon
  • BHP Billition LTD
  • Chevron
  • Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS)
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Fircroft
  • Mitsubishi Foundation
  • Power Water Corporation
  • PTT Exploration and Production Public Company
  • Queensland Alumina Ltd
  • Rio Tinto Australia
  • Shell
  • Sinclair Knight
  • Territoria Civil
  • URS Australia
  • Woodside Offshore Petroleum Ltd
  • XSTRATA Zinc

Universities and Institutes

  • Australian Academy of Science
  • Australian National University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Curtin University
  • James Cook University of North Qld
  • Max Planck Institute
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Tasmania (IMOS)

Government organisations

  • Australian Institute of Marine Science@ James Cook University
  • Australian Research Council
  • Centrelink
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Darwin Port Corporation
  • Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Department of Fisheries WA
  • Department of Land and Resource Management - NT
  • Department of Mines and Energy - NT
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife - WA
  • Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries - NT
  • Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts
  • Department of The Environment (DOTE) formally SEWPAC
  • Environmental Resources Management Australia
  • Geo Science Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • Land Development Corporation (NT)
  • National Environmental Research Program
  • Northern Territory Government
  • Northern Territory National Resource Management Board
  • Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community
  • Torres Straits Regional Authority
  • WA Marine Science Institute
  • Western Australia Government

Non-government organisations

  • Terrain NRM

Trusts and foundations

  • Great Barrier Reef Foundation
  • Hermon Slade Foundation
  • Research Trust of Victoria
  • Save Our Seas Foundation
  • Science and Industry Endorsement Fund
  • Seaworld Research & Research Foundation
  • Teakle Foundation

Media companies

  • 60Minutes


  • Fitzroy Basin Association

United Nations



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