The Royal Australian Navy Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS) is the Commonwealth Government agency responsible for the publication and distribution of nautical charts and other information required for the safety of ships navigating in Australian waters. It is also the Australian Defence Force (ADF) agency responsible for the provision of operational surveying support and maritime Military Geographic Information (MGI) for ADF operations and exercises.
The Australian Institute of Marine Science aims to generate the knowledge needed for the sustainable use and protection of the marine environment through innovative, world-class scientific and technological research.
The Australian Ocean Data Centre Joint Facility (AODCJF) provides a whole-of-government approach to ocean data management. It is a joint venture between six Australian Government marine data agencies - Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), CSIRO Marine AND Atmospheric Research (CMAR), Geoscience Australia (GA) and Department of Defence (RAN Directorate of Oceanography and Meteorology).
Marine, atmospheric and earth systems research driven by issues affecting Australia and the world.
The website of the Royal Australian Navy's Hydrographic Meteorological and Oceanographic Group, which provides maritime geospatial information and services to meet Defence requirements and national obligations. METOC consists of four sections: Operational METOC Centre; Nowra Weather and Oceanography Centre; Ocean Data Services; and METOC Geospatial Services.