UWA Oceans Institute

Ocean engineering

Both pictures are Courtesy Woodside Energy

The UWA Oceans Institute conducts research to advance the safe extraction of resources in the marine environment to derive energy, food and water from the oceans and the sea floor and transport it safely to land.

Because of the growth of these activities in Western Australia, the Oceans Institute is perfectly located to build strong relationships with industry and other organisations.

The challenge of ocean engineers is to design, build and maintain the structures used to extract and transport marine resources so that they run effectively, safely and with minimal damage to the environment.

Ocean engineers not only need a combination of skills derived from the disciplines of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering; they also require a thorough understanding of other oceanographic disciplines such as marine biology, chemical and physical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics.

At UWA, research is focused on: