The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is a centre of excellence for both research and education at the University of Tasmania.
Our research is innovative, relevant, and globally distinctive. Our education delivers first-class programs resulting in highly trained scientists and researchers serving the needs of academic institutions, industry, government and the community.
To be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for marine and Antarctic research and education, developing environmental understanding, and facilitating sustainable development for the benefit of Australia and the world.
To improve understanding of temperate marine, Southern Ocean and Antarctic environments, their resources, and their roles in the global climate system through research, education and outreach.
To deliver our vision and mission, IMAS must become and internationally recognised, globally distinctive research and educational institute, offering excellence in basic, mission-oriented, and applied research. This research will cut across traditional scientific and social scientific boundaries, serving stakeholders and users across government, industry, and academic institutions. It will deliver new outcomes and knowledge relevant to marine and Antarctic environments and their resources, in particular, fisheries and aquaculture.
IMAS is characterised by research and education programs that: