Publications archive - International Activities and Commitments
Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.
Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.
WSSD 2002 case study
Environment Australia, August 2002
Established by the Australian Government in 1972, the Australian Institute of Marine Science helps generate the knowledge needed for the sustainable use and protection of the marine environment through innovative, world-class scientific and technological research.
The institute brings together some of the world's best expertise and capacity in marine science. Since its main laboratories opened at Cape Ferguson, 50 kilometres from Townsville in northern Queensland, institute researchers have built international reputations in three broad areas of science: marine biodiversity and conservation; coastal processes, and marine biotechnology.
A project conducted in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam is an example of the institute's collaborative work with other research organisations. The results of projects such as this underpin the work of management authorities and government decision-makers in Australia and internationally.