UWA Oceans Institute

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

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The new Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre will boost marine science capacity in Australia.

As part of this exciting collaboration, two facilities are being developed – the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre at the UWA Crawley Campus, and upgrading the existing Watermans Bay Marine Centre, approximately 24kms from Crawley.

Watermans Bay Marine Centre
Location: Existing Watermans Bay Marine Centre, Watermans Bay Western Australia
Estimated completion: 2015
Architect: Ferguson Architects
Project value: $11 million
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, Crawley, UWA Campus
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre model
Location: The University of Western Australia Crawley Campus
Estimated completion: 2016
Architect: Ferguson Architects
Green attributes: Targeting 5 Star Green Star Rating
Project value: $62 million

A collaborative project

The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre is a collaboration that brings together four of Australia's leading research organisations working in and around the Indian Ocean:

The collaboration includes developing new multi-disciplinary research teams and creating a graduate training environment that will significantly advance Australia's marine science capacity, capability, and profile.

Support and funding

The development is being made possible by a grant from the Australian Government as part of the Education Investment Fund, and contributions from the four collaborating organisations.

The Western Australian Government, through the Department of Fisheries, strongly supports Indian Ocean marine research and is a key stakeholder in the Watermans Bay Marine Centre.