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Why give to CMSI?

Australia is surrounded by approximately 34,000 km of coastline and more than 85% of its population lives within 50 km from the shore. The coastal marine environment is not only an important part of many of our societal and economic developments but is also substantially impacted by human activities. There is a greater need to understand, research and develop innovative solutions for sustainable management and conservation of our marine ecosystem. 

Your generous donations will further ensure a deep understanding of the workings of the marine environment and our interactions with it in order to protect its value and provide innovative solutions for the development of a sustainable “blue economy”.

It is through the help of our supporters that the CMSI can conduct cutting-edge research that is improving our marine ecosystems. 100% of your donation will go towards helping our researchers make real advances and important breakthroughs.

If you would like to discuss our programs in greater detail, please contact our Development Team at

All gifts, no matter the amount, make a difference. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible in Australia.