Oceanwise Australia is a specialised environmental sciences firm contributing research, management, conservation and monitoring of marine and coastal ecosystems. Oceanwise was first initiated in 1998 to promote awareness of the marine environment of the Ningaloo Reef. This enabled the implementation of marine protected areas, sustainable coastal development and ecotourism for this globally significant ecosystem. It also provided the science on the impacts of fisheries and climate change on coral reefs, leading to the world heritage listing of Ningaloo Reef. More recently, Oceanwise contributes internationally recognised scientific expertise drawn from work on major Australian government research and conservation programs, environmental monitoring and management programs for major resources companies, and developing science-based solutions for non-profit organisations. We have grown to provide expertise to projects in Australia and increasingly internationally in Indonesia, Oceania, Central America and the Middle East.
We work alongside government, resource sectors, NGOs and academia always with the environment in mind. The collaboration between these different bodies is essential for a sustainable future. We assist in a variety of ways, more details on how we can help can be found under services.
Government – Departments of natural resources, conservation, fisheries, agriculture, defence, tourism, sustainable development
Resource sectors – oil and gas, minerals, ports and harbours, agriculture and aquaculture
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) – international aid, sustainable development and conservation programs
Academia – university, government-based and independent researchers