Led by Dr Ben Fitzpatrick, 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. 20 years later we are still at it, using science to illuminate the region’s globally unique biodiversity. From these beginnings, we are increasingly contributing our expertise to assist non-profit organizations in developing science-based conservation solutions in Australia and internationally.
As part of a small team, 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