Sydney Institute of Marine Science upgraded
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.
More information about SIMS is at http://www.sims.org.au/