Tasmania: An innovative marine research hub
Tasmania is home to a vibrant and diverse scientific research community. The state's natural advantage of proximity to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, abundant renewable resources, and a stable population have resulted in expertise and capabilities in a number of scientific areas. These include research on temperate marine ecosystems, the Antarctic, aquaculture, renewable energy and population genetics.
A critical mass of renowned researchers in all these fields now sees Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city, home to the highest number of scientists per capita than any other city in Australia. Furthermore, the launch of a $300 million global marine industries research centre – the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre - in the state’s north is set to deliver further economic and environmental outcomes.
Marinova is proud to be a part of this innovative research community, recognising that continued scientific progress is vital for the future of the global economy – including quality of life, health and security. In the words of Marinova’s CEO & Managing Director, Mr Paul Garrott, “We are incredibly well positioned here in Tasmania to take advantage of a range of tremendous opportunities. The environment is second to none and the surrounding marine research community continues to be a source of innovative collaboration. The marine science occurring in Tasmania is world-leading.”
Marinova’s Chief Scientist, Dr Helen Fitton, was herself recently nominated for the prestigious 2019 Tasmanian Premier’s STEM Researcher of the Year Award. Dr Fitton’s nomination stood alongside other well respected scientists honoured for their innovative achievements across core fields of study and research.