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Environmental geodesy: variations of sea level and water storage in the Australian region

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Australia is ominously situated in a period of significant environmental change caused by continued warming of the Earth. Changing sea-levels and variation in national water storage present challenges that are at the forefront of Australian consciousness.
Environmental genomics and novel bioactives from microbial communities on living marine surfaces

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This project has three linked benefits to Australia.  One, it is the first study to use environmental genomics analysis in an Australian marine ecosystem, thus bringing into the Australian scientific community the cutting edge technology for studying diverse microbial communities.
Patient Safety: enabling and supporting change for a safer and more effective health system

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Internationally, patient safety is a growing concern. Patient harm occurs in 10% of hospital admissions. A million adverse events occur in general practice each year in Australia. Overseas data reports that patients receive recommended care only 50% of the time.
Sydney Institute of Marine Science


The relationship between the Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) provides another example of an ongoing initiative that enhances the CMB’s (and UNSW’s) capabilities.