Deep sea corals at Scott Reef

Reel life after dark

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A month-long expedition is underway to Scott Reef and submerged shoals offshore of the Kimberley coast on board the US-based Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor, The research brings together staff and students from The University of Western Australia, The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Stanford University, and Griffith University.

UWA student Matthew Rowbottom

The farmer takes a drone

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Drones on dairy farms? It may sound like fun, but for UWA student Matthew Rowbottom, the high-tech machines could be useful to time-poor dairy farmers. He is researching the effectiveness of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in monitoring the growth of pasture biomass on dairy farms.

Dr Ryan Kempster wit5h Port Jackson shark

UWA shark researchers enlist the help of the public as citizen scientists

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Shark researchers from the Neuroecology Group at The University of Western Australia are asking for the public's help to identify and record shark sightings from around the world, using their new Citizen Science project, SharkBase (

RIGSS logo

UWA kicks off RIGSS JIP with Operator and Survey Contractor support

Thursday, 2 April 2015

A Joint Industry Project led by the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) at the University of Western Australia entitled Remote Intelligent Geotechnical Seabed Surveys (RIGSS) has kicked off with 5 industry participants - Benthic Geotech, Fugro, Shell, Total and Woodside.  The RIGSS JIP will deliver new sensors, tools and engineering design methods that will enable more intelligent and efficient geotechnical seabed surveys.

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson (left) and Dr Bjorn Lomborg

New economic prioritisation research centre at UWA

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The University of Western Australia and the Copenhagen Consensus Center today announced the establishment of a new policy research centre at the UWA Business School.

Dr Patrick Dunlop

Sorry, but it's ok to say sorry

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

In the 1970 smash film Love Story Ali MacGraw's character, Jennifer, tells her boyfriend Oliver (played by Ryan O'Neill) that ‘love means never having to say you're sorry'.

GoPros underwater research tools of the future

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

An international team, including researchers from the Centre for Marine Futures at The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute, recently completed a study which has found GoPros to be a cheaper and easy to use camera for underwater videography, compared to more traditional cameras.

An autoclave

Study to aid rapid clean-ups after disastrous offshore oil and gas leaks

Friday, 27 March 2015

One of the first experimental investigations to simulate the high-pressure formation of oil droplets during deepwater blowouts has attracted the attention of the prestigious journal Chemical Engineering Science

Golden snub-nosed monkey

Beards as badges of honour?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Are beards ‘in' again because guys are under pressure? Maybe.

Rejection of the Higher Education Bill means uncertainty for Australia's universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015

The University of Western Australia is disappointed that the Federal Government’s Higher Education Bill has been rejected by the Senate for a second time.
A deregulated tertiary sector would allow universities rather than government to set their own fees and would be of great benefit to the nation.