The Centre was established under a Research Collaboration Agreement between Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology Development Center (QNLM) and CSIRO and is managed through a governance structure comprising a:

CSHOR Steering Committee at the launch on 22 May 2017 – L to R: Peiwen Ji, Andreas Schiller, Helen Cleugh, Susan Avery and Kehou Pan. Gongke Tan absent (Photo by Francois Fourie)