Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies


The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Coral Reef Studies undertakes world-class integrated research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs.

The Centre was established in 2005 - creating a partnership between AIMS, Australian National University (ANU), the Great Barrier Reef Marne Park Authority (GBRMPA), James Cook University (JCU), University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Western Australia (UWA).  

AIMS CEO John Gunn is a member of the Centre's Advisory Board and three AIMS senior scientists (Drs Janice Lough, Madeleine van Oppen and Mark Meekan) are Partner Investigators in the Centre. Dr Ken Anthony, formerly a Chief Investigator in the Centre from UQ, now leads AIMS' Healthy and Resilient Great Barrier Reef Program.