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:

UWA Oceans Institute launch – Welcoming the future of marine science research and collaboration at UWA

Friday, 9 April 2010

On Wednesday 24 March, many distinguished guests and prominent figures in marine science research witnessed the launch of the UWA Oceans in the University Club of WA Auditorium.

The Australian Research Council Super Science Fellowship award success

Thursday, 8 April 2010

 The Australian Research Council Super Science Fellowships have awarded four years funding to Prof Malcolm T McCulloch, Prof Gregory N Ivey, Asst Prof Ryan J Lowe, Asst Prof James Falter, Dr Ross J Jones for their project

Ocean Climate Change: Ningaloo Reef, a litmus test for the survival of coral reefs

ANNiMS student scientific training voyage on the RV Southern Surveyor

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Professors Anya Waite (UWA) and Tom Trull (UTas) are running a 2-week student training voyage in biological and geochemical oceanography on the Australian Marine National Facility, the RV Southern Surveyor. Sponsored by ANNiMS, the Australian National Network in Marine Science, fourteen postgraduate and honours students across Australia have been selected through a national competition to join Waite and Trull at sea for some hands-on training as they track the length of the longest ocean  feature in Australia, the Leeuwin Current.

Oceans Institute launches school of experts

Friday, 19 March 2010

The University of Western Australia will on Wednesday (March 24) officially launch its Oceans Institute - the State's most significant step toward finding answers to the complex issues that define our coastal and oceanic habitats.

Black bream wired for salinity research

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

A research project that involved tracking black bream on the South Coast has found some fish will swim up to 10 kilometres up and down the estuary and river.