an oil rig in the distance

North West Shoals to Shore

Understanding the impacts of oil and gas exploration and development in Australia's north west

Australia’s North West marine region is rich in resources important to our economy, whilst also home to exceptional habitats teeming with life.  

AIMS led the three-year research program, North West Shoals to Shore (NWSS), to understand the impacts of petroleum exploration and development, and to inform the sustainable development of the area.  

AIMS worked closely with the offshore oil and gas industry, the ports and shipping sector, and government regulators to collect, interpret and disseminate the research. 

AIMS was engaged by Santos to develop and lead the NWSS research program. In September 2020, the findings were presented at a symposium held in Perth, Western Australia.