Consul General Rachel Cooke attending the opening of the International Indian Ocean Science Conference at IOMRC, Crawley.
It's been a busy start to 2017! The UWA Oceans Institute, along with the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Perth Programme Office (IOC PPO) recently co-hosted the International Indian Ocean Science Conference. Over 80 leading international scientists in marine and climate research attended the conference held at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, Crawley. Presentations included the Indian Ocean's complex oceanography, bio-geochemistry, extreme weather events and the latest scientific equipment (underwater, sea-surface and airborne) used to study the Indian Ocean. The conference also devoted special sessions to the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2), a global collaborative 5 year program. The IOC PPO has a major role running the IIOE-2, in conjucntion with its IIOE-2 Joint Project Office partner in India.
Federal Senators Louise Pratt and Linda Reynolds along with Federal Member for Parliament Nola Marino toured the new IOMRC facilities in early February. The Senators and Minister saw first hand some of the exciting interdisciplinary research taking place within the building and how the collaboration between IOMRC research partners, The Australian Institute of Marine Science, CSIRO, Department of Fisheries Western Australia and The UWA Oceans Institute is excelling.