Sydney Institute of Marine Science

The funding will help the Sydney Institute of Marine Science restore Sydney Harbour at a scale rarely seen before.

Artificial reefs 12 months after installation

Man-made reefs can be used in conjunction with the restoration or protection of natural habitat to increase fish abundance in estuaries, UNSW researchers have found.


Marine scientists from UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) have won the NSW Government’s Natural Environment Award for an innovative project to restore crayweed forests to Sydney’s foreshores.

Emma Johnston

Renowned professor of marine ecology and TV presenter Emma Johnston is adding Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) to her impressive list of achievements.


UNSW scientists are asking for help to restore Sydney’s lost underwater forests this Christmas and provide food and shelter for some of our most important marine animals.

sea microbes

Microbes may be tiny, but their huge number and diversity mean they can be used to identify environmental impacts early, potentially limiting greater harm to larger organisms, write Katherine Dafforn, Emma Johnston, Inke Falkner and Melanie Sun.