Collaborations and Partners

The Oceans Institute (OI) works with a growing list of partners, including industry, government and non-government organisations, and national, regional and international research institutions. All are committed to helping progress and advance our understanding of the oceans through solutions-based research.


The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC) partnership

The OI is headquartered at the purpose-built Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC), Crawley, which opened at the UWA Crawley campus in 2016. Major refurbishments were also undertaken at the existing Department of Fisheries marine centre, approximately 24km from Crawley, now also known as the IOMRC, Waterman’s Bay.

Universities are often acronym soups and UWA is no exception, so there is sometimes confusion about the Oceans Institute and the IOMRC, which are not one and the same.

The IOMRC collaboration partners UWA with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD; fisheries).

The OI also has a close relationship with the West Australian Marine Sciences Institute (WAMSI), a joint-venture partnership that includes the IOMRC members as well as other WA universities and institutions, all united by a common interest in marine research.

The National Marine Science Committee (NMSC), which promotes coordination and information sharing between Australian Government marine science agencies and the broader Australian marine science community, includes representatives of 29 organisations conducting and using marine research across Australia.


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The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia 6009

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Ocean Marine Research Centre, Building 453 (Corner of Fairway and Fairway Entrance 4).

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