Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Faculty, Division or Major Institute uri icon

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) was created by the University of Tasmania Council to bring together the many strands of marine and Antarctic research currently being pursued in and around Hobart, to encourage the development of strengthened research links and exploit new research opportunities. The Institute is independent of the University's Faculty Structure and is run by an independent Board under the leadership of an independent Chair.
The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) pursues multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work to advance understanding of temperate marine, Southern Ocean, and Antarctic environments.
IMAS is a centre for both research and education. Our basic and applied research is characterised as innovative, relevant, and globally distinctive. Education at IMAS delivers world class programs, resulting in highly trained graduates who serve the needs of academic institutions, industry, government, and the community. Our natural advantages include our Southern Ocean location proximal to Antarctica and Tasmania hosting one of the world's largest critical masses of marine and Antarctic researchers.