UWA Oceans Institute
A world-recognised hub for collaborative and cutting-edge multidisciplinary marine research, uniquely positioned at the gateway to the Indian Ocean rim.
The UWA Oceans Institute brings together the collective strength of the University’s best and brightest researchers into a multidisciplinary, integrated research organisation across oceanography, ecology, engineering, resource management, social sciences and governance.
In the spotlight
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have collected rare imagery revealing rich marine biodiversity at Ningaloo Reef, after deploying baited underwater cameras to analyse various fish species.
Fri, 30 Aug 2019
Thirteen talented young marine students from The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute today received a major boost to support their doctorate research.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
A team of archaeologists led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with Traditional Owners, has discovered that the remote Drysdale River catchment in Western Australia’s northern Kimberley region has one of the earliest and securely dated sites for Aboriginal occupation in the North West at 50,000 years ago.
To be the leading global oceans research and training centre focused on the Indian Ocean.
It's fitting that in its 2030 Vision and Strategy, UWA has named oceans and the marine environment as one of its seven 'Grand Challenges'. For the Oceans Institute it means we will continue to pursue large projects that utilise the full breadth of our interdisciplinary skills, working in collaboration with industry, government and community partners.Professor Peter Veth - Director, UWA Oceans Institute
Over the years I have enjoyed supporting the pursuit of marine science and conservation and during this time I have observed an increasing desire by Australians from all walks of life to really care for the oceans. The marine environment is hugely important to the future wellbeing of all life on earth. To properly care for the seas we must do our best to understand them.Jock CloughOceans Institute External Advisory Board