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IOCAS signed MoU with AIMS,Australia
Update time: 2013-08-14
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July 30 to August 3, Dr. Sun Song and the delegation visited the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), the two sides made discussion on common themes for research collaboration. The cooperation fields include Marine Biodiversity; Coastal Eco-Systems; Climate Change; Data management; Integrated Eco-Systems modeling; Observation Systems etc. On August 3, two institutes signed a memorandum of understanding on scientific and technological cooperation for the next 10 years.

According to ‘Memorandum of Understanding’, the two institutes will develop co-operative and collaborative activities in furtherance of the mutually reinforcing interests of the two Institutes; develop research, realize technology transfer, implement applied marine programs and related activities; facilitate and promote beneficial opportunities of visiting scientists exchange between AIMS and IOCAS. The goal is to further promote the comprehensive marine science research and innovation.

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) was founded in 1972, is Australia's importance in the field of marine scientific research, with its headquarters located in Townsville, Queensland.

The Institute is consistently ranked among the top one per cent of specialist research institutions internationally and is known for its unique capacity to investigate topics from broad-scale ecology to microbiology. AIMS is committed to the protection and sustainable use of Australia's marine resources. Its research programs support the management of tropical marine environments around the world, with a primary focus on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia and northwest Australia.


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