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
Mon, 01 Oct 2018
Research into the future of Australia’s “other reef” – the Great Southern Reef – shows that even under the most optimistic carbon emission scenarios, ocean warming is likely to cause substantial loss of critical habitat-forming seaweeds by 2100.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
A new study has found that since 1950 industrial fishing fleets have more than doubled the distance travelled to fishing grounds and spread so far that they now operate in more than 90 per cent of the global ocean.
Wed, 25 Jul 2018
The colourful stripes of coral reef-dwelling clownfish may serve to warn predators about their poisonous anemone hosts, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia.