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.
More details of collaborative partnerships and projects are in the capability statements for each of the Aquatic Sciences programs.
Education and opportunities
Research division contact
Dr Michael Steer
Research Director, SARDI Aquatic Sciences
Phone: (08) 8429 0115