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

  • What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?

    Wed, 17 Apr 2019

    Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to know where it goes.

  • UWA part of a new era of Australian ocean research

    Tue, 16 Apr 2019

    The University of Western Australia will be at the forefront of a new era of research into the‘blue economy’, following the announcement of Australia’s biggest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

  • Fearless sea urchins stripping underwater forests

    Tue, 09 Apr 2019

    A new study led by The University of Western Australia and the Centre of Advanced Studies of Blanes in Spain has found that sea urchins’ fear of predators plays a key role in the health of underwater forests, which are declining globally.


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