The new Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre will boost marine science capacity in Australia.
As part of this exciting collaboration a purpose built facility - known as the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, Crawley, is currently under construction at the UWA Crawley campus.
Major refurbishments were also undertaken at the existing Department of Fisheries' marine centre approximately 24kms from Crawley, now also know as the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, Watermans Bay.
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.
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 Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, Watermans Bay.