A deep ocean mooring being prepared for deployment from Aurora Australis during the 2011 marine science voyage.

CMAR Facilities and Collections

Many of our facilities and collections are also available to industry and research partners.

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Future Research Vessel

In May 2009 the Australian Government allocated $120 million for a new ocean-going research vessel to replace the current Marine National Facility Research Vessel, the 66-metre Southern Surveyor.

Australian National Algae Culture Collection

This unique bank of Australian biodiversity contains marine and freshwater microalgal classes sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.

Oceanographic Calibration Facility: high accuracy calibration of oceanographic instrumentation

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) oceanographic calibration facility offers to calibrate a wide range of oceanographic instrumentation with a level of accuracy consistent with world’s best practice.