UWA Oceans Institute

Research themes

Building Resilience

Understanding our ocean ecosystems and equipping society to resist and recover from major ocean disturbances and climate-related stressors.

Exploring and Discovery

Uncovering the oceans' secrets and learning about the enormous oceanic biodiversity from the shallows to the deep sea floor, to protect it and predict the effects of future change.

Influencing Governance and Policy

Exploring current approaches and issues in marine planning, economics, governance, sovereignty and law to provide targeted, informed responses to management issues.

Safeguarding our Resources

Researching solutions for governments, industries, non-government organisations and the community to make decisions that protect and sustain our ocean resources.

The ocean is a vital source of key resources. The capacity to deliver these resources in a safe and sustainable manner will determine our success in providing healthy lives to the nine billion people that will populate the planet by the year 2050.

The UWA Oceans Institute is focused on addressing key ocean challenges by delivering ocean-based solutions. Providing multidisciplinary capabilities and excellence in marine research and technology, the Institute provides an integrated approach to the challenges of sustainable ocean resources, resilient ecosystems, informed marine governance and understanding and ocean exploration.

Ocean Solutions Research is impact-based and provides a clear and measurable focus for targeted, collaborative marine research.

The Institute has four major research areas offering multidisciplinary expertise to address these ocean challenges.

Safeguarding our Resources

Building Resilience

Influencing Governance and Policy

Exploring and Discovery