"Strategic Writing for Quality Journals"- Oceans Insititute writing seminars continue

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Tim Pitman (Research Development Officer) continued the series of seminars for the staff and students of The UWA Oceans Institute held on Friday 2nd July. He provided an overview of what ‘quality' is, who it is defining quality, and how to identify quality journals for publication of your research.


Janelle Braithwaite and Ryan Kempster selected as semi-finalists in the UWA Three Minute Thesis Competition

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Two PhD students from the Oceans Institute competed in the first round of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences heat of the UWA's inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition held on Tuesday 15th June. Twelve students competed in this first round.

Building resilience in times of change was the topic of two of the Lunchbox sessions held at the Oceans Institute.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Helen Close performance and lifestyle coach presented two workshops on building resilience in times of change: Strategies to reduce stress and enhance performance and lifestyle.

Debbie Thackray presents the first of a series of writing workshops for the Oceans Institute

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Debbie Thackray  FECM Research Development Officer held the first of a series of writing workshops for the Oceans Institute staff and students on preparing for ARC Linkage Grants. A panel of three Oceans Institute academics with a proven history of ARC Linkage Grants, Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin,Winthrop Professor Mark Cassidy and Dr Pauline Grierson discussed the important issues that make the difference in securing ARC Linkage Grants. These included the following:

Monitoring seagrass decomposition at Geograph Bay

Simple but expensive solution to Busselton’s smelly seaweed

Monday, 14 June 2010

Stinking mountains of rotting seagrass have made life miserable for hundreds of Busselton residents for many years.

UWA research has found the solution is to replace three groynes.

Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques)

Centre to study our unique marine estate

Thursday, 10 June 2010

A new $63 million Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre based at The University of Western Australia will boost marine science capacity in Australia, according to UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson.

A ballet of ocean leather jackets at 210 m

Scientists reveal deep sea mysteries of the Perth Canyon

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Never before seen images of marine life deep inside the Perth Canyon, 22km west of Rottnest Island, were revealed today by scientists at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Marine Futures and School of Plant Biology, and CSIRO.

Southern Ocean Time Series site, ocean glider track

Ocean glider completes first voyage

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

An ocean seaglider that is helping revolutionise ocean observations and climate science has completed its first successful deployment in the Southern Ocean.

Six UWA Marine Science students have been selected to undertake the ANNiMS Scientific Diving Course

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Six UWA Marine Science students have been selected to undertake the ANNiMS Scientific Diving Course to be run in January or February 2011.

Mapping the forming Leeuwin Current on the RV Southern Surveyor

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

15 May 2010

After a week at sea, our boutique team of 8 scientists have deployed 4 drifters in the Leeuwin Current and completed three onshore- offshore transects from Barrow Island and NW Cape, through mazes of oil and gas platforms. 

Professor Malcolm McCulloch FRS

UWA scientist and Premier's Fellow elected to the Royal Society

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Coral reef expert, Premier's Fellow and research leader at The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute, Professor Malcolm McCulloch, has been elected to the prestigious Royal Society.

The UWA Oceans Institute hosts Indonesian Delegation for morning tea

Thursday, 20 May 2010

 The UWA Oceans Institute hosted a group of Indonesian Delegatesand for Morning Tea on Tuesday 18th May in the Oceans Institute Boardroom to meet some of the staff and students and to learn about the purpose and vision of The UWA Oceans Institute.

Jamie Gallop from RRaFT presenting the first lunch box session

The Oceans Institute holds the first lunch box session designed to develop the culture of the Oceans Institute

Friday, 7 May 2010

The first of a series of Lunch box sessions specifically designed for developing the Culture of The UWA Oceans Institute "Working Across Disciplines" was held in the Oceans Institute Seminar Room on Thursday 29 April.

UWA Oceans Institute students take part in the ANNiMS semester swap and intensive short courses

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The Australian National Network in Marine Science (the Network) is a collaboration between James Cook University (JCU), the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the University of Western Australia (UWA). The partners are leaders in Australian marine science.

Coral communities on sea floor

Nationwide sea-floor study starts in WA

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia is taking part in a collaborative study of the ecology of Australia's sea-floor that will increase understanding of how ocean currents affect coastal ecosystems.

UWA Oceans Institute honours students win 2010 AMSA(WA) Honours Prizes

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Two UWA Oceans Institute Students won first and second prizes at the recent AMSA(WA) Honours Prizes.

Jordan Goetze 1st prize and Bryce McLaren 2nd prize.

The UWA Oceans Institute holds its inaugural postgraduate showcase

Thursday, 6 May 2010

 Are whale aggregates tied to upwelling deepwater in Sri Lanka? How do sharks sense their prey? Did you know sloshing around of Liquid Natural Gas can damage tankers? What is a perched beach? The answers to these and other questions were shared at the Inaugural UWA Oceans Institute's Postgraduate Showcase.

Students discover deep-sea canyon

Friday, 30 April 2010

A deep-sea canyon new to science has been discovered on the continental shelf near the Montebello Islands by students from The University of Western Australia, James Cook University and the University of Tasmania.

Cecile Rousseaux wins WAMSI award for best science based work

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

On the 1st April 2010, climate change, whale sharks and the social impacts of climate change at Ningaloo were discussed at the Ningaloo Student Research Day. The day was jointly led by the Department of Environment and Conservation, CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship's Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster and the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI).

UWA Extension Lecture Series: The state of the oceans in the year of biodiversity 2010

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute teams and the Australian Institute of Marine Science(AIMS) will mark the UN International Year of Biodiversity with a a series of three talks: