Update on IMAS

UTas IMAS project nears completion

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Front view of the IMAS building.

Tim Wilks, Aluminium Industries’ Sales Manager, headed to Tasmania last week to check on the progress of  the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies building. He brought back pictures to share. The project is slated to be completed before the end of the year and occupied in early 2014. Judging from the pictures, they’re right on track.

The vision for IMAS is for it to be an internationally recognised institute capable of delivering excellence in both pure and applied research.

“The new building will co-locate much of Tasmania’s considerable strength in Marine and Antarctic studies in one precinct, offering opportunities for collaborative research of state, national and international significance,’’ the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Paddy Nixon, explained. “As the historical and current departure point for Australia’s Antarctic research expeditions, the Hobart wharf district is the ideal location for this leading research facility.”

The new building will bring together under the one roof researchers and experts from UTAS, IMAS, CSIRO, the Australian Antarctic Division, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre and the Integrated Marine Observing System.

For more information on the project and the school’s plans for the building, visit the University’s website.

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View of the IMAS building from the water.