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 modern slavery promotes overfishing

    Thu, 08 Nov 2018

    Labour abuses including modern slavery are‘hidden subsidies’ that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing, according to new research from The University of Western Australia and theSea Around Usinitiative at the University of British Columbia.

  • Project to examine water quality impact on marine habitats

    Tue, 30 Oct 2018

    A new research partnership between The University of Western Australia and K+S Salt Australia will investigate the impact of cyclones and other weather events on water quality and the marine ecosystem in the north-west of Western Australia.

  • Great Southern Reef to lose huge seaweed habitat to ocean warming

    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.


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