Wandoo

Wandoo

In collaboration with Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia (VOGA) we are investigating the ecology of offshore oil and gas platforms. Many of the world’s oil and gas platforms will reach their end-of-life in the next 10-20 years, with the global decommissioning industry expected to be worth US$82 Billion by 2040. …

Global Impact Challenge 2019 winner

Global Impact Challenge 2019 winner

Congratulations to Prof. Jessica Meeuwig and Dr. James Hehre on winning Singularity University’s Global Impact Challenge (GIC) for Western Australia and the finals in Melbourne! The University of Western Australia’s Marine Futures Lab won for their idea to halt and reverse global fisheries declines by developing open access technology for governments and stakeholders to better evaluate, manage and protect important fisheries.

Rowley Shoals and Montebello Islands Expedition

Rowley Shoals and Montebello Islands Expedition

The Marine Futures Lab returned from a month-long stint in north Western Australia using midwater stereo-BRUVs to survey pelagic fish and shark assemblages. Sampling effort was focused in deep canyons north-west of the Rowley Shoals and the surroundings of the Montebello Islands. In total, 280 mid-water stereo-BRUVs were successfully deployed across the Rowley Shoals and Montebello Islands. …

Malpelo

Malpelo

In April – May of 2018 the Marine Futures lab was involved in an expedition to Malpelo Island, Colombia led by National Geographic Pristine Seas. Multiple sampling teams conducted comprehensive sampling from the shallows surrounding the island down to the deep sea and to the blue waters surrounding it…