The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Aquatic Sciences Research Division supports the:
- ecological sustainable management of marine resources and aquatic environments
- sustainable growth of South Australian marine industries.
Aquatic Sciences Programs
SARDI Aquatic Sciences’ core skills include:
- aquaculture nutrition
- aquatic biosecurity and animal health
- environmental assessment
- fisheries biology
- genetics and propagation
- marine and freshwater ecological research
- micro and macro-algal production
- stock assessment and harvest strategies
- threatened, endangered and protected species assessment.
SARDI Aquatic Sciences facilities
A number of SARDI research services and facilities are available to external researchers and industry on a fee for service basis.
- The South Australian Aquatic Sciences Centre at West Beach
- Lincoln Marine Science Centre at Port Lincoln
- numerous aquatic vessels including the 25 metre RV Ngerin
- analytical and growout facilities for micro and macro algae
- South Australian Aquatic Biosecurity Centre at Roseworthy, north of Adelaide.
We collaborate with a variety of groups. These include:
- other research institutes
- government departments.
SARDI Aquatic Sciences hosts the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Algae and Biofuel Facility ( or ), which fosters algal production capability ( or ).
We partner with:
- Southern Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (SAIMOS)
- Marine Innovation Southern Australia (MISA)
- the Great Australian Bight Research Program.
Learn about the Oceanography sub-program ().
More details of collaborative partnerships and projects are in the capability statements for each of the Aquatic Sciences programs.