New era of marine research in the Great Australian Bight
Respected South Australian marine scientist, Associated Professor Tim Ward has been appointed to lead a four-year $20 million research program of the Great Australian Bight's ecosystems, marine resources and socio-economic importance.
The first voyage supporting the recently announced Science Collaboration with BP, CSIRO and MISA has returned from 20 days exploring deep waters of the Great Australian Bight. Find out more on 'news @ CSIRO' (External website).
Building a bigger picture of the Bight
MISA is part of a $20 million four-year research science program to improve our understanding of how the unique Great Australian Bight ecosystem functions and to inform its future sustainable development. Our collaborative research partners are BP and CSIRO.
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:
- The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
- Flinders University
- The University of Adelaide
- The South Australian Museum
- Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)
- The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)
- Seafood industry - represented by the South Australian Seafood Industry Federation Inc. which includes Wildcatch Fisheries SA, the South Australian Aquaculture Council and the Seafood Processors and Exporters Council Inc.
- Regional communities
Excellence in Marine Science inspired through collaboration