Victorian Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management
The Victorian Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM) conducts its primary research at Bio21 Institute. CAPIM is a consortium of world class researchers from The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Water, the Victorian Department of Primary Industry (DPI), RMIT, and the Victorian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The centre's multidisciplinary research team aims to address the complicated issue of understanding the impact of pollution on our aquatic environment. Additional CAPIM nodes are located at The University of Melbourne Department of Zoology and School of Chemistry, DPI Queenscliff and Werribee, and RMIT University Bundoora.
CAPIM's vision is to improve and secure aquatic ecosystem health by developing innovative approaches to pollution detection in inland waters and estuaries, and working with environmental management practitioners to reduce pollution impacts.
CAPIM is funded by The Victorian Science Agenda Investment Fund managed by the Department of Innovation Industry and Regional Development with partner funding contributed by Melbourne Water, the DPI and the EPA.
CAPIM is about real improvements to the environment through:
The CAPIM team is:
Research Team Leaders
Dr Vincent Pettigrove (centre) CAPIM CEO & Leader - Freshwater Research Program
Professor Ary Hoffmann CAPIM Research Director & Leader - Biomarker Research Program
Sampling at Werribee
Monitoring inland waterways
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