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

  • Study finds remote climate'events'can drive marine heatwaves

    Mon, 17 Jun 2019

    A new international study involving The University of Western Australia has found marine heatwaves can be influenced by climate‘events’ that take place thousands of kilometres away.

  • Funding boost for world-class research

    Wed, 12 Jun 2019

    The University of Western Australia and partner organisations will benefit from $67.5 million in overall funding to provide world-class equipment to advance scientific research in Western Australia and support WA jobs in STEM industries.

  • Male dolphins like sponging for mates

    Wed, 12 Jun 2019

    When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close friendships with other dolphins that have a common interest, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

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