Corporate governance and structure
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a Commonwealth statutory authority operating under the Australian Institute of Marine Science Act 1972 .
AIMS is accountable to the Minister for Industry and Science and is governed by a Council that reports to the Minister. The Council, which meets quarterly, is the policy-making body of the Institute.
AIMS is Australia's only sole marine science organisation. It organises its capabilities to maximise effective delivery of its vision. That research effort is supported by services sections including corporate, operations and infrastructure, business and commercial and communication.
The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day affairs of the Institute.