Australian Institute of Marine Science: National Sea Simulator – Access Project-Proposals 2015

The National Sea Simulator (SeaSim) is the most advanced research aquarium in the world. It enables replication of marine conditions such as temperature, light, salinity, turbidity and ocean chemistry. These parameters can be dynamically manipulated to model future scenarios, daily and seasonal profiles, and test the impacts of potential stressors.

Owned and operated by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), it is located at Townsville on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.

AIMS is making up to 50% of the SeaSim capability available to scientists and research institutions from around Australia and the world.


As AIMS has allocated a fixed budget for the SeaSim operations, external users are required to contribute to some of the costs of their use SeaSim. Costs are based on a tiered bench fee approach, and additional costs may apply for specialist equipment and capability not yet existing or provided as part of the normal support provided by the AIMS SeaSim Precinct Team.


Proposed projects must align with the facility’s core research themes:

  • Future Oceans,
  • Sediment and Pollution, and
  • Marine Diseases & Pests.

Submission Requirements & Internal Due Date

Further Information

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