GMR was launched in June, 2021 although the people associated with GMR have been conducting research in Geographe Bay for over three decades. GMR is a company limited by guarantee and is registered as a charity and has Deductible Gift Recipient status from the Australian Tax Office as an Approved Research Institute.
Geographe Marine Research’s mission is to communicate and promote the conservation of whales and their environment through targeted research in the south west of Australia.
GMR has a highly qualified research committee to oversee the researchers who will continue to research marine mammal species (and their habitat) that frequent the West Australian coast. The establishment of GMR will enable the current research to be conducted on a sound financial basis, as well as providing an organisation that can assist the researchers and volunteers.
The Directors of GMR have a vision of establishing an organisation that is capable of conducting world class research. To achieve this they are working hard to establish systems and procedures that support the researchers, and provide support for funding, insurance, management of volunteers, and representation (in the scientific community as well as to government). They are also seeking to foster new collaborations with other research organisations.
We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and our work is funded through fundraising activities, grants, memberships and donations from supporters worldwide.