By integrating the research strengths of the partners, the IOMRC will be able to address greater challenges, risks and opportunities in the sustainable and safe use of marine resources, and in the conservation of the Indian Ocean’s biodiversity.
The collaboration is being made possible through the following partners:
AIMS is committed to the protection and sustainable use of Australia's tropical marine resources. The IOMRC component of the Institutes's work focuses on the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park and the resource-rich waters of the Kimberley coast and northwest shelf.
Dr Jamie Oliver
Ph: +61(7) 4753 4019
CSIRO is Australia's national science agency. CSIRO manages the Marine National Facility - RV Southern Surveyor, and a number of marine and atmospheric collections. The research effort at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research is delivered largely through CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship, and with the Bureau of Meteorology through The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research. The Wealth from Oceans Flagship focuses on understanding Australia's oceans and their biodiversity, resources, and relationships with the climate system and provides CSIRO's contribution towards national challenges where oceans play a central role.
Communications Manager - Marine and Atmospheric Research
Ph: +61(3) 9239 4645
The Department of Fisheries in Western Australia manages the State's fish, marine, and acquatic resources to world-class standards to conserve, develop, and share the fish and other living acquatic resources of WA - for the benefit of present and future generations.
Manager, Department of Fisheries
The UWA Oceans Institute brings together the strength of marine researchers at UWA into a multi-disciplinary, integrated research focus. TThe goal is to capitalise on UWA's existing research strengths - in areas such as oceanography, ecology, engineering, resource management, and governance - to deliver Ocean Solutions for Humanity's Grand Challenges.
The University aims to be in the top 50 universities in the world by 2050. To solidify its position amongst the world's top 100 universities in the next few years, UWA has identified partnerships with world-class research collaborators and major industries via vehicles such as IOMRC as critical to its success.
The construction of the new facility at UWA's Crawley Campus will bring together the following UWA stakeholders:
The direction for the IOMRC project is governed by a steering committee, consisting of representatives from each of the partners involved.The Chair of the IOMRC steering committee is Winthrop Professor Peter Davies, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UWA.