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Corporate entry CSIRO Marine Research (1997 - 2005)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

1 February 1997
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
1 July 2005
Marine Science and Industrial or scientific research
Reference No
CA 8408
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Hobart, Tasmania


Marine Research can trace its history back to the CSIRO's Fisheries Investigation Section, which existed up until the late 1930s. Various name and structural changes have followed, seeing the Division separating into the components of Fisheries and Oceanography, and rejoining to form CSIRO Marine Research in 1997.

On 1 July 2005 CSIRO Marine Research and CSIRO Atmospheric Research merged to create CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research.


From their Web site, November 2002: "CSIRO Marine Research is helping Australians understand its oceans by conducting research in the sustainable use of Australia's marine resources, the ocean's role in climate, and the effective conservation of the marine ecosystem integrity."


 c. 1937 - 1939 CSIRO Fisheries Investigations Section
       1939 - 1956 CSIRO Division of Fisheries
             1956 - 1981 CSIRO Division of Fisheries and Oceanography
                   1956 - 1981 CSIRO Division of Fisheries and Oceanography
                   1981 - 1988 CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research
                         1981 - 1997 CSIRO Division of Oceanography
                         1988 - 1997 CSIRO Division of Fisheries
                               1997 - 2005 CSIRO Marine Research
                                     2005 - 2014 CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

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Edited Books

  • Mawson, Vivienne, Tranter, David J. and Pearce, Alan F. eds, CSIRO at Sea: 50 Years of Marine Science (Hobart: CSIRO Marine Laboratories, 1988), 216 pp. Details


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