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Curtin University
Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST)
Benthic habitat mapping at Esperance, Western Australia Above: Deployment of a CMST sea noise recorder for acoustic monitoring of whale activity.

About CMST

Founded in 1985, the Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) comprises a multi-skilled group of scientists and engineers committed to the development of technical ocean-related skills in Australia. The Centre has earned a reputation as a high quality marine technology research and development facility responsive to industry and government needs.

CMST’s expertise fits into four major categories: Hydrodynamics, Underwater Acoustics, Marine Ecology and Stereoscopic Imaging.

The centre works in close cooperation with Curtin’s Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Department of Applied Geology, Remote Sensing Group, Aquatic Science Group, and the Department of Environmental Biology, plus WA:ERA, IMOS, the Australian Maritime College, and many others.