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

Marine and Atmospheric Research Data Centre

The Data Centre at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research holds much of the Division's data collected over the past 25 years by our ships and moored instrument arrays (moorings) in the Australasian region.

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.

Hi-tech ocean observing

Whether it's learning about  the daily behaviour of tuna or the changing circulation patterns of an entire ocean basin, marine observing technologies are essential for understanding our marine environment.

Cape Grim, Tas (Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station)

The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station in north-west Tasmania supplies vital information about changes to the atmospheric composition of the Southern Hemisphere. The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station supplies vital information about changes our Southern Hemisphere air.