UWA Oceans Institute

Providing innovative and effective solutions to challenges facing the world's oceans

The UWA Oceans Institute engages in fundamental and applied research to support evidence-based decision making. Our collaborations are the key to addressing the challenges facing our oceans, coasts and estuaries.

The Institute's state-of-the-art facilities provide the foundation for world-class marine research across the disciplines of engineering, biophysical sciences and social sciences.

Latest news from the Institute

  • Government subsidies play key role in profitability of high sea fishing

    Mon, 11 Jun 2018

    Up to 54 per cent of the high seas fishing industry would be unprofitable without large government subsidies, according to a global research collaboration including The University of Western Australia.

  • Dolphin name game reveals complex relationships

    Fri, 08 Jun 2018

    Researchers from The University of Western Australia have discovered male bottlenose dolphins can retain individual vocal labels, or“names”, to help recognise friends and rivals in their social network, much like humans.

  • Role of kelp forests in mitigating climate change under threat

    Mon, 04 Jun 2018

    A global study led by a team from The University of Western Australia and the Marine Biological Association of the UK has found that kelp forests take in more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide than previously thought, which can help mitigate the impact of climate change.


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