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Welcome to the Marine Innovation Southern Australia (MISA) website.

MISA brings together South Australia's top aquatic institutions and research scientists to pool our resources and knowledge, and grow our seafood industry more efficiently.

MISA, an initiative of the South Australian government established in September 2005, has funded the appointment of more than 40 high level scientists and significantly enlarged research facilities and equipment to support cutting edge marine research and education.

This strong capability has led to around 280 new or expanded research projects across the areas of Aquaculture Innovation, Product Quality and Value-adding, Ecosystem Services and Biosecurity, firmly placing South Australia at the forefront of marine science both nationally and internationally.

MISA partners are now delivering innovative and practical solutions to SA's seafood producers and processors to help the industry grow in a healthy and environmentally sustainable manner.

MISA partners are:


Australian sea lionNew era of marine research in the Great Australian Bight MISA is part of a $20 million four-year research program to better understand the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight. Our collaborative research partners are BP and CSIRO.

Marine Innovation Southern Australia. The first seven years - a foundation for the future (On-screen viewing: PDF 7MB) (Print version: 3MB).

Excellence in Marine Science inspired through collaboration