Projects by field: Water

Underwater Gliders to Observe the Ocean

Autonomous ‘mini-torpedoes with wings’ are revolutionizing the collection of ocean observations.  The gliders are fairly cheap, reusable and can be remotely controlled, making them a relatively cost-effective method for collecting ocean subsurface observations. The ocean gliders are providing data about the ocean on unprecedented temporal and spatial scales leading to documentation of new processes and long-term monitoring. […]

Wave Energy and Desalination

The UWA Oceans Institute has initiated a large collaboration research plan to assist Carnegie in the last development step and implementation of CETO, a wave energy technology that converts ocean swell into zero-emission renewable power and desalinated freshwater.

The UWA Oceans Institute

The UWA Oceans Institute (OI) was established to further enhance the capabilities of marine research in Western Australia by drawing together the University’s researchers and collaborators in the fields of marine science, engineering, social sciences and governance.

Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

The global production of plastics has been growing exponentially over the last decades.  Now we live in the Plastic Age, where societies rely on synthetic polymers for most of their activities.  Given our massive plastic production and waste, plastics are nowadays the most abundant component of anthropogenic debris entering our oceans. How are scientists assessing the […]

"I am confident that in the coming decades the city of Perth will grow in importance as a centre of business, educational and technological excellence in the region. This State will also continue to develop as the epicentre of a global resource and mineral supply economy delivering the growth that has seen an economic power shift to the Asian and Indian Ocean regions." Michael Chaney
Chancellor, The University of Western Australia