Marine research game-changer

THE $62 million, six-storey Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre built to house Australia’s largest cohort of marine researchers was opened on Wednesday, and has been billed as a “game-changer” in the way oceanic and marine research is undertaken.

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Artist's impression of the new IOMRC building.

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham opened the centre, which brings together more than 300 marine scientists across a variety of disciplines who will collaborate to increase knowledge across