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

  • Albany to become global leader in wave energy

    Tue, 24 Apr 2018

    The Great Southern is one step closer to becoming a global leader in marine renewable energy after the Albany Visitor Centre was announced as the location for the Wave Energy Research Centre.

    The announcement comes after the State Government awarded $3.75 million to The University of Western Australia to establish a marine energy research hub in Albany to drive offshore research and innovation.

  • Stunning new species of sea slugs discovered

    Thu, 05 Apr 2018

    A small team of scientists at The University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Museum, and the California Academy of Sciences has identified 18 new species of sea slugs, including some only found in WA.

  • Shark bite-off rates revealed at Ningaloo

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018

    In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have quantified the number of shark bite-offs of recreationally caught fish in the Ningaloo region.


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