Sydney Institute of Marine Science
Building 19, Chowder Bay Road
Mosman NSW 2088
The Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) was founded in 2005 as a partnership between Macquarie University, the University of NSW, the University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney. The partnership is enhanced by collaborations with several state and federal government departments, the Australian Museum, the University of Wollongong and the University of Western Sydney. The Institute is uniquely positioned both in a geographical and a structural sense to significantly advance research into our marine environment.
As part of the establishment of the AUV Facility, IMOS will support deployment of the Sirius AUV which will be made available to scientists on a competitive basis in order to assist marine projects in Australia. IMOS will cover the costs of AUV calibration, preparation, insurance, transport within Australia, and access to and storage of the data. Ship-time for the deployment, tracking and recovery of the AUV are the responsibility of the local node requesting the deployment. The use of the AUV must comply with IMOS’ objective to “offer open access to data arising from research infrastructure provided through the IMOS to the national and international marine research communities”.