Resources & Links

Resource Facilities

One Tree Island, Great Barrier Reef

There are an enormous range of technical and research support facilities available at Sydney. Specific facilities for marine research include: One Tree Island Field Station on the Great Barrier Reef, the Warrah Crommelin Research Station in Broken Bay, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) Research Station in Sydney Harbour and the Cape Banks Scientific Marine Research Area. Equipment in the Institute includes an 8m research boat, numerous smaller boats, a side-scan sonar, an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), CTDs, a vibro-corer, deep and shallow-sea seismic equipment and a comprehensive range of environmental monitoring equipment available within the individual departments.

The Institute also has access to the University’s supercomputing facilities for modelling and visualisation, to the University’s Electron Microscope Unit and the NWG Macintosh Centre for Quaternary Dating.


Below is a list of web links that are related to marine science. They have been split into the following groups: Sydney University Links, Australian Links, and International Links.

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Sydney University Links

School of Geosciences
Geocoastal Research Group
Marine Processes

School of Biological Sciences
Centre for Research on Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities (EICC)
Marine Symbiosis Lab

Faculty of Engineering
Centre for Wind, Waves and Water
Australian Centre for Field Robotics

Ocean Technology Group
One Tree Island
Institute for Sustainable Solutions

Australian Links

The ARC Marine Cadastre Pilot Project
Australian Antarctic Division
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Australian Society for Fish Biology
Australian Museum
Australian Coastal Atlas
Australian estuary database
Australian Marine Sciences Association
Australian Coastal Society
Bureau of Meteorology (climate, weather, waves, links)
CSIRO Marine Research
Department of Environment and Heritage
Department of Natural Resources - coast & estuaries
Manly Hydraulics NSW - real time wave & tide data
National Tidal Facility
NSW Coastal Council
NSW EPA (Department of Environment and Conservation)
NSW Fisheries (Department of Primary Industries)
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (Dept of Environment & Conservation)
Sydney Institute of Marine Science
Sydney Water

International Links

British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Coastal Imaging Lab (beach videos)
Google Earth
Groundwater Software Links
Soft Earth - (A collection of software links for geoscientists)
Virtual Earth - (An introduction to the web of geoscientists)