University News

Oceans Institute

Tool kit for ocean health

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The ocean is undergoing global changes at a remarkable pace and we must change with it to attain our best possible future ocean, warns the head of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.

Harlequin Fish

Keeping watch over our seas

Friday, 21 November 2014

Vast areas of Australia's oceans are being better monitored and understood thanks to an observing system which is being launched today to operate from The University of Western Australia.

Early sea urchin embryos

Female sea urchins hedge their bets in the mating game

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sleeping around pays off for females, according to an international team of evolutionary biologists.

Techniques for analysing smart phone data may help understand marine species

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Over the past 30 years, satellite tracking has revealed the otherwise invisible lives of the animals that occupy the skies, forests and oceans - and now scientists hope to apply the latest techniques used to understand how humans move, to learn even more about the migrations of the biggest marine animals.

Sumatra tsunami

A decade of developments in tsunami science

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A decade on from the devastating and unprecedented 2004 Tsunami that hit Indian Ocean countries, The University of Western Australia's Professor Chari Pattiaratchi will present a public lecture tonight on the advances in tsunami science and lessons learnt.

Geoff Bastyan

Albany seagrass champion wins Southseas Oceans Hero Award

Monday, 27 October 2014

A lone seagrass champion from Albany has been recognised for his efforts in seagrass restoration and community collaboration at The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute's community event over the weekend.

The Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle

Invitation to explore the deep ocean

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Join The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and the Institute of Advanced Studies in a celebration of our ocean community at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle next weekend (Saturday 25 October 2014).

Ultraviolet light

Arctic marine organisms capture CO2: research

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Arctic marine organisms act as a reservoir for CO2, according to research published in the international journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Public opinion should help sway marine policy: study

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Public opinion should inform policy decisions about the marine environment, according to a study published this week in the international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

UWA Oceans Institute and industry form Indian Ocean Business Alliance

Monday, 6 October 2014

The formation of the Indian Ocean Business Alliance (IOBA) was announced today at the Indian Ocean Rim Association Conference being held in Perth (Australia’s Indian Ocean capital).

UWA enhances Indian Ocean research in new Memorandum of Understanding with Mauritius

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

An executive team from The University of Western Australia (UWA) visited The University of Mauritius last week, signing a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance relations between the two Universities in Indian Ocean research.

The Swan River by Hrvoje Mihanovic

Managing coasts under threat from humans, climate change and sea-level rise

Monday, 1 September 2014

Human-led change and other non-climatic changes need to be taken into account when managing the world's coastal regions already under threat from climate change and sea-level rise, according to a team of international scientists.

Phil Vercoe, Craig Lawrence and Peter Davies

WA researchers succeed in breeding rare fish

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Western Australia's Department of Fisheries have bred one of Australia's rarest fish - the critically endangered Western Trout Minnow.

Conleth O’Loughlin (COFS), Senol Özmutlu (Vryhof), Joris Roozen (Vryhof)

Dutch company takes on board UWA-designed anchor

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

An innovative offshore anchor designed by researchers at The University of Western Australia has already been snapped up by Dutch anchor specialists Vryhof Anchors.

Plastic pieces

Research needed to resolve fate of missing plastic debris

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Plastic pollution in the open ocean is widespread but less than predicted, according to a study published today in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Electric vehicle recharge station

Renewable vehicle and marine imaging tools impress at WA tech awards

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A postgraduate student project and The University of Western Australia's supercomputing hub have been recognised in Western Australia's premier Information and Communications Technologies awards.

Professor Ian Small (left) and Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

UWA scientists join world's most highly cited researchers

Monday, 23 June 2014

Six researchers from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as some of the most influential scientific minds in the world.

Fisheries Minister Ken Baston and Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin

$11 million for new marine research facility

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The international marine and fisheries research status of the State and the nation will be boosted by an $11 million commitment to a research hub in Perth's northern suburbs.

Divers help with shark research

Citizen science aids shark research

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Recreational dive guides can help researchers to keep track of changes in shark populations, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Professor Jon Evans

Offspring benefit from mum sending the right message

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Researchers have uncovered a previously unforeseen interaction between the sexes which reveals that offspring survival is affected by chemical signals emitted from the females' eggs.