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 Thai vessels falsely report fish catches

    Wed, 13 Dec 2017

    Fish catches by Thailand’s distant-water fleet fishing throughout the Indo-Pacific are almost seven times higher than the numbers reported to the United Nations, according to new research carried out by The University of Western Australia and The University of British Columbia.

  • Batavia's mysteries unfold with discovery of mass grave

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017

    An international team of archaeologists, including scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum, has discovered a new communal grave in the Abrolhos Islands, the result of deaths after a shipwreck of the Dutch East India company shipBatavia.

  • Deep-sea fish reveals twilight vision trick

    Thu, 09 Nov 2017

    A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish that opens up a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions.


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