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Surrounded by one of the world’s largest and most diverse ocean territories, the Australian marine biotechnology industry has access to a wealth of untapped biodiversity for the discovery and development of pharmaceutical and other biotechnology products.

Marine Biotechnology has the potential to address global challenges such as food and energy security, population health, and to contribute to green growth and sustainable industries by providing new products and solutions to these challenges and applying advanced technologies to the cultivation of marine organisms, without damaging or compromising crucial ocean habitats.

Molecular marine biotechnology, discovery, identification, testing and cultivation of marine natural products, along with using molecular tools to measure and understand the impacts of environmental stress and change, are some areas which are currently being explored by marine biotechnologists