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Our name

We are the Australian Ocean Laboratory (AusOcean), an environmental not-for-profit organisation with a difference.

Our mission

We know that healthy oceans are vital to our future. Oceans harbour beautiful wildlife, provide a bounty of food, regulate the global climate, and provide many other benefits, such as transportation and recreation. Yet, considering the fact that they cover 71% of our planet's surface, our knowledge of the oceans and marine ecosystems is still surprisingly sparse. Our mission is to develop and apply technology to learn more about our oceans and in doing so help preserve and enhance them for generations to come.

Our work

AusOcean has started work exploring a number of initial projects. Please see the Projects section for further details.