The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has extensive world class capability (staff, infrastructure, background IP and data resources) to deliver multidisciplinary research to the wide range of stakeholders interested in the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub.  AIMS focus is on tropical marine systems, and the integration of field studies, remotely-sensed data and advanced numerical modelling to support evidence based decisions by government and industry. The Institute has a strong track record for program leadership, national and international collaborations and delivery of end-user-focused research as a partner in the previous CERF and NERP Marine Biodiversity Hubs.