This article was first published in the The Australian on 12 July 2021.

Today, on International Women in Engineering Day, AIMS Team Leader for Technology Development Engineering Melanie Olsen shares her unique journey.

Person with helmet and remote control with large surface drone in background

While 2021 is the International Year of Sound, a global community of scientists are asking us to tune into the drowning sounds of the ocean.

Unprecedented global collaboration across many disciplines is needed to overcome the research challenges of scaling up sexual production of corals, to help the world’s coral reefs combat the impacts of climate change and other threats.

Pink hard coral releasing small bundles of egg and sperm into the water

New results indicate the potential for 'assisted evolution' to increase the thermal tolerance of corals, and thus help their adaptation.

AIMS’ reef monitoring team is now using face-recognition technology in its annual surveys of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from recent unprecedented coral bleaching events. But the answer to part of its recovery could lie in the reef itself, with a little help.

The Great Barrier Reef can repair itself, with a little help from science

Now available, the 2016 Australian Institute of Marine Science’s (AIMS) Index of Marine Industry reports phenomenal sustained economic growth of the ‘blue economy,’ or the Australian marine...

Australia’s burgeoning ‘blue economy’

When the 84 metre polar vessel Ushuaia left the safety of the harbour at Ushuaia, Argentina, Dr Nicole Webster recalls feeling quite nervous. Alongside seventy-six other women, she was about to...

AIMS’ top female scientist travels to the ‘end of the world’ to elevate the role of women in science

Controlling repeated outbreaks of the coral-eating Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) (Acanthaster planci), is one of the greatest challenges facing resource managers of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR).