We fund nationally-consistent research to help decision-makers manage and conserve Australia’s marine biodiversity. Our projects range from establishing monitoring baselines for Australian marine parks, to quantifying the risk of shipping to large marine fauna. Lately we’ve been exploring coral reefs near Lord Howe Island, reviewing the wellbeing of Australia’s sharks and rays, surveying Tasmania’s Red Handfish and restoring seagrasses at Shark Bay.

Australian Marine Parks and World Heritage Areas

Threatened and migratory species

Threatened and migratory species

Sharks, cetaceans, sea snakes, handfishes and strategic, multispecies approaches to recovery.

Indigenous engagement

Indigenous engagement

Sharing knowledge and building pathways to meaningful research collaboration.