The upgraded facilities of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) have been officially opened at Chowder Bay in Mosman, following investment of $20 million to upgrade and construct laboratories, expand seawater research aquarium facilities and purchase and install a range of marine research equipment.


The Australian Government’s Education Investment Fund provided $19.5 million for the institute’s new facilities, while the  NSW Government and Ian Potter Foundation contributed $600,000 each.


SIMS was established in 2005 in buildings previously occupied by the Army’s Maritime Transport Wing.


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