Latest news from the region

The Karratha Science Engagement Network (KSEN) was established at the beginning of 2014 and consists of enthusiastic representatives from community, government, education, science and industry.

A HYDRO-geologist has found an inexpensive, high-quality three-dimensional imaging method for aquifers and other below-ground features.

Published in Industry & Resources

FINDING ways to target mineral deposits in remote and deeply covered areas, such as in WA’s often thick regolith cover, has been a major motivating factor in collaborative research between Australian and US scientists.

Published in Industry & Resources

LEFTOVER concrete sleepers and spare rock boulders have proven key to coral communities regaining a foothold in the heavily used Port of Dampier, research has found.

Published in Fisheries & Water

SPONGE gardens along WA’s coast are proving to be a haven of new species—and many are playing an important role in new drug discoveries.

Published in Fisheries & Water

SCIENTISTS have found applying a soft metal layer before welding hard metals can act as a sufficient buffer to address fatigue behaviour in welded metal.

Published in Industry & Resources

StirlingRange creativeworkerCREATIVE workers are more likely to be drawn to live in rural locations offering diverse physical landscapes and high socio-economic and cultural settings, according to new research.

Published in Social Science

Bestof2013AN ACTION packed year for science in Western Australia, we saw our Chief Scientist Lyn Beazley step down from the role, while the Premier Colin Barnett took on the Science Portfolio and opened the ‘Office of Science’.

Flathead Turtle4_LindaReinholdPOPULATIONS of the threatened flatback sea turtle are returning in droves to nest on beaches in the Pilbara, with their behaviour being chronicled by local volunteers.

Published in Fisheries & Water

YardieCreek caperange_stalagmitePALEOCLIMATIC reconstructions from West Australian stalagmites have demonstrated how historic climatic events still determine Australia’s current climate variability.

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