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Our expert scientists are world leaders in aquatic toxicology and environmental risk assessment

AIMS is a leading authority on the impact of pollutants on tropical marine life. Our expert ecotoxicologists study the effects of contamination caused by population growth, urbanisation, trade, industrialisation and mining on aquatic species.

AIMS scientists have access to a dedicated ecotoxicology aquarium and testing laboratory. We specialise in the impact of pollutants on tropical marine ecosystems, which is poorly studied and understood compared to temperate ecosystems.

Our research informs regulators and proponents with sound scientific evidence, allowing them to better predict and manage the impact of activities on marine life. Our work also supports the development of evidence-based policy positions, guidelines and regulatory frameworks.