The BRUIE robot underwater

Autonomous robot could help in the search for signs of life in space

Friday, 3 April 2020

A new autonomous robot developed by engineers at NASA and tested in Antarctica by a team of researchers, including an engineer from The University of Western Australia, is destined for a trip into outer space and could, in the future, search for signs of life in ocean worlds beyond Earth. 

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. 

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. 

Bremer Canyon sponges

Deep-sea coral gardens discovered in canyons off Australia's South West

Friday, 28 February 2020

Stunning ‘gardens’ of deep-sea corals have been discovered in the Bremer Canyon Marine Park by Australian and international scientists during an oceanographic expedition aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor.

Gwion Gwion rock art figures

Kimberley Gwion Gwion rock art figures dated at 12,000 years

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Archaeologists at The University of Western Australia are part of a national team of researchers that has been able to more accurately date a significant number of the Kimberley’s most remarkable ancient rock art to more than 10,000 years ago.

Dirk Zeller

Recreational fishers targeting more sharks and rays

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A new study by an international team of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia, Universidade Federal de Sergipe in Brazil and the University of British Columbia has revealed an increase in the fishing of threatened sharks and rays.

OI team prepare for an expedition of epic proportions

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

While many of us are settling back into the start of the year at work, a team of Oceans Institute researchers are getting ready for a ground-breaking second expedition to the depths of the ocean off Western Australia.

Credit National Science Foundation, LIGO, Sonoma State University, A. Simonnet

UWA scientists crunch the numbers on a huge neutron star collision 3.4 times heavier than the sun

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have contributed to a new study with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) revealing a possible collision of two neutron stars 3.4 times heavier than the sun.