Waypoint Spring 2015



Welcome from the AIMS' CEO, John Gunn

We are delighted to welcome, and look forward to working with, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, new Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for...

Ancient building rite marks milestone for new collaborative research centre

An ancient 'topping off' ceremony was used in July to celebrate the successful installation of the final concrete beam in the new Indian Ocean Marine Centre in Perth.

Growing and protecting our blue economy: AIMS at the helm

Last decade, Australia’s ‘blue’ economy – tourism, shipping, oil and gas, aquaculture and fishing – doubled to contribute $47 billion to our economy.

$2 million grant to AIMS researcher to fast-track evolution of coral resilience

‘Bootcamp for corals’ is the latest innovative solution being explored to build the resilience of our reefs against rising ocean temperatures and more acidic oceans.

Reef danger likely triggers baby fishes’ first 'words'

A surprising find has revealed that baby fish who communicate using ultraviolet facial patterns don’t automatically develop the patterns as expected.

Largest AIMS research vessel now open to the public – virtually!

This October marks eight years since AIMS launched its largest research vessel – the 35-metre RV Solander – and it’s now open for tours, virtually.

Open day at Cape Cleveland welcomes over 10,000 local visitors

Distance was no object for the more-than-10,000 people who visited AIMS’ Cape Cleveland facility on a sunny mid-winter Sunday this year.