Offshore energy installation

New wave of Federal funding to transform offshore energy industry

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $5 million in Federal Government funding to establish a new research hub which will focus on harnessing data and physics-based science to better understand offshore energy environments and improve future infrastructure design.

UWA

UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.

Dolphin

Shelling out for dinner - dolphins learn foraging skills from peers

Friday, 26 June 2020

A new study by an international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia demonstrates for the first time that dolphins can learn foraging techniques outside the mother-calf bond – showing that they have a similar cultural nature to great apes.

Underwater rivers

Scientists discover unusual underwater rivers along Australia's coastline

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered underwater rivers along most of Australia’s continental shelf that are unique and do not occur at this scale anywhere else in the world. The research has been published today in Nature Scientific Reports.

Wave Energy Research Centre buoys

UWA expertise to help shape future of Australian oceans

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Five ocean researchers from The University of Western Australia have been selected to join the newly established Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre, a Federal Government initiative which explores the sustainable use of ocean resources to drive economic growth. 

Wave

New data reveals significance of Perth super storm

Monday, 1 June 2020

Two drifting wave buoys deployed along the coast of Western Australia by researchers at The University of Western Australia have highlighted the significance of Perth’s recent super storm, recording massive waves along 1000km of WA’s coastline. 

Scott Reef

Powerful and large cyclones place distant coral reefs at risk

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Big and strong cyclones have the potential to damage coral reefs up to 1000km away from their paths, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Fish in coral

Healthy coral reefs need fish mix to survive

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A new study from The University of Western Australia has revealed clear evidence highlighting the importance of fish biodiversity to the health of tropical coral reef ecosystems.

Matt Navarro, smiling and ready to take to Reddit

Having a Pint of Science at Home

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

UWA Marine ecologist and economist, Dr Matt Navarro, has shared his expertise with the public by joining the live Pint of Science Ask Me Anything event on 13 May.

Bird population on one of three islands in the Ashmore Reef Marine Park

Ashmore Reef: new insights into remote and fragile ecosystem

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

On a satellite photo, the Ashmore Reef Marine Park is no more than a tiny teal dot in the middle of the Timor Sea about 630 km north of Broome, perching on the edge of Australia’s continental shelf. But this small and isolated tropical reef and its three islands form a sanctuary for an abundance of marine and terrestrial life within its boundaries.

Green Gravel - Seeding kelp

Help me kelp you, ARC grant supports kelp restoration project

Monday, 11 May 2020

Dr Thomas Wernberg (Associate Professor, UWA Oceans Institute), Dr Melinda Coleman (UWA adjunct from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment), and Dr Karen Filbee-Dexter (DECRA Fellow, UWA Oceans Institute) have been awarded a grant from the ARC for their project “Restoring Blue Forests with Green Gravel”.

ocean gliders

Ocean gliders to examine impact of heatwave affecting northern Australia

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Ocean gliders operated by The University of Western Australia from The Australian Integrated Marine Observing System’s (IMOS) facility have been deployed off the coast of Broome this week to collect ocean temperature data vital for understanding the marine and land heatwave affecting northern Australia.

Man with Manta Ray

UWA Expert Series - World leading marine scientists Zoom in to help Year 12 students

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Some of the world’s leading marine scientists will be Zooming in to high school classrooms this term to help Year 12 students achieve their best in their final year of study amid the COVID-19 confusion.

Charlotte Birkmanis, one of the six UWA semi-finalists

UWA researchers to showcase their science findings live

Friday, 3 April 2020

Six early career researchers from The University of Western Australia researching topics such as how their self-image influences the way leaders lead others and how to stop deadly bacteria from accessing sugar in the body have been selected to present their research at the 2020 FameLab Western Australia semi-final.

The Falkor at dock in Fremantle

Ground-breaking 32-day journey explores never before seen depths of Bremer Bay Canyon

Thursday, 2 April 2020

The Falkor, the 83-metre-long oceanographic research vessel, was home to a team of international scientists lead by Dr Julie Trotter, an ARC Future Fellow from UWA, on a month long expedition to explore the unchartered depths of the Bremer, Leeuwin, and Perth submarine canyons located off the south west coast of Western Australia. 

James Hehre

Destined for Marine Science; James Hehre is Here!

Thursday, 2 April 2020

The son of a marine biologist and palaeontologist, Dr. James Hehre was born with a love for oceans and science. Raised in marine labs around the world and inspired by his scientist parents, James’ career in marine science seems almost inevitable.

Left to right: Fiona Moggach, Ms Jahmila Parthenay, Dr Michael Clarke and Ms Mai

Awards and Achievements - March 2020

Monday, 30 March 2020

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

IOMRC wonder women

Wonder Women everywhere: female achievement front and centre at IOMRC International Women’s Day Celebrations

Friday, 27 March 2020

“Why and how to have women in the mix?"  This big question formed the focal point of this year’s IOMRC International Women’s Day celebrations, held on 10 March.

Dr Ana M. M. Sequeira

UWA marine researcher chosen to tackle global ocean challenges

Thursday, 26 March 2020

A senior research fellow at The University of Western Australia is one of only two Australians to be awarded a prestigious international grant to address some of the most critical challenges facing the world’s oceans.

Prof Chari Pattiaratchi

New ‘Living Report’ on Australia’s changing oceans

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Over 70 scientists from across 16 different institutions have united to launch a new ‘living document’ that offers unprecedented insight into Australia’s vast and valuable marine estate.