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We are the Australian Ocean Lab (AusOcean) we develop and apply open source, ocean technology to help solve ocean science and conservation challenges. We aim to transform the way in which ocean data is collected and communicated on a global scale.


Our Mission

Our mission is to help our oceans through technology. We develop and apply open source ocean technology to help solve ocean science and conservation challenges.

Why we do it


Healthy oceans are vital to our future. 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. We need to change this.

Who we partner with


We partner with other not-for-profit organisations and researchers working in the area of marine conservation and restoration. We bring a technology centered approach to support our partners science and research.

What we do


We design, build and deploy open source ocean technology, including networked sea surface platforms, known as “rigs”, as well as custom sensors (e.g. underwater cameras, hydrophones, environmental sensors, etc.). 

About AusOcean

At AusOcean, we aim to use technology to solve the challenges facing our oceans. Our team of experts develops and applies open-source ocean technology to collect and communicate ocean data across South Australia. We believe that by working together, we can make a real difference in protecting our oceans.

Underwater maintenance

Upcoming Projects to Fund

We have several upcoming projects that require funding. These projects include developing new ocean sensors, improving our open-source software, and expanding our ocean monitoring network. With your support, we can continue to make progress in protecting our oceans.


There are many ways you can help us protect our oceans. You can donate to support our projects, volunteer your time and skills, or spread the word about our mission. Together we can make a difference.

All the Latest Updates

Stay up to date with our latest news and progress in protecting our oceans. We share updates on our projects, events, and other important news related to our mission.

Get to Know AusOcean

Our team is made up of experts in ocean technology, science, and conservation. We are dedicated to our mission of protecting our oceans through technology. Get to know our team and their backgrounds.

Low-cost underwater camera

AusOcean wins at the 2023 SA Science Awards

This collaboration between The University of Adelaide and various partners has successfully revived an extinct oyster reef ecosystem, enhancing fish production and water quality. By utilising the discovery that baby oysters are attracted to certain underwater sounds, the team employed innovative sound technology to guide oysters to newly constructed reefs. This groundbreaking approach, using low-cost speakers to play oyster-attracting sounds, significantly accelerated reef restoration. This pioneering work has led to a remarkable scientific revelation: marine life can be profoundly influenced by sound, impacting their entire life cycles within naturally healthy soundscapes.


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