UWA Oceans Institute

Woodside RiverLab

The RiverLab – a collaboration between Woodside and The University of Western Australia – is a unique initiative aimed at developing innovations in offshore engineering via research, education and outreach.

RiverLab brings together a community of researchers from diverse disciplines, with state-of-the-art equipment, to enable unique field measurements and experiments in the Swan River.

Possessing a steady and reliable supply of wind waves, the Swan River in Perth is a prime location to explore the performance and response of offshore structures temporarily moored. The Swan River also provides an under-utilised resource for trialling prototype devices and sensors, such as those used for measuring offshore waves and currents and geotechnical conditions at the river bed, and to monitor aquatic life.