Projects in Indian Ocean

The future of humanity is critically dependent on the development of the capacity to provide healthy lives to the 9 billion people that will populate the planet by year 2050.

The ocean is a yet untapped source of key resources. Yet, the Indian Ocean, the cradle of modern humans, ranks among the least studied of all oceans. The capacity to deliver these resources in a safe and sustainable manner will determine our overall success, and The University of Western Australia aims at contributing on that success.

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.

"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