Mark Chinkin

Australian Institute of Marine Science


I am a member of the Australian Institute of Marine Science team conducting fish surveys and biochronologies studies across the Chagos Archipelago.

am mainly involved in logistics, planning and safe execution of fieldwork, particularly diving and have undertaken the Diver Officer role on both the trips I’ve attended to date.

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Mark Chinkin


2020 Present
RRAP Fieldwork Coordinator; Australian Institute of Marine Science
2016 2020
Field Operations Officer, Perth, AIMS
2005 Present
Commercial Diver and Dive Supervisor, Various
2011 2016
Marine Consultant and Field Manager, Perth, Jacobs (SKM)
2010 2011
Marine Parks Ranger, Moreton Bay, QLD Parks and Wildlife
2008 2010
Boating and Diving Officer, Heron Island Research Station, University of Queensland

My Project

  • Island Reef Connections
    Coral Reef Fish in the Indian Ocean Region

Other interests

In my role at AIMS I work across a multitude of projects, providing leadership and technical support in scientific research environments including controlled experimental facilities, specialty laboratories, field operations in remote locations.

My Publications