Minderoo Foundation is working towards making West Australia a world-class destination for marine conservation research.
The Minderoo Foundation Exmouth Research Laboratory provides scientists with state-of-the-art facilities that will enable high quality, high impact marine research, right on the doorstep of the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef.
View laboratory and facilities. Video Credit: Minderoo Foundation.
2 Truscott Crescent, Exmouth, Western Australia.
The Exmouth Research Laboratory is located within the Ningaloo Discovery Centre right in the heart of Exmouth. It is 34km from Learmonth airport, 2km from the Marina boat ramp for access to the Exmouth Gulf, and 38km from Tantabiddi boat ramp for access to the Ningaloo Reef.
Due for construction completion in 2021, the research aquaria will consist of:
The laboratory has both wet and dry spaces for general lab work. The dry lab also includes molecular capabilities for genetic experiments, including DNA and RNA extraction and qPCR capability.
Researchers will have access to Tethys, a 7.5m Barrington research vessel, as well as a qualified skipper. A 10m jet powered, bespoke research vessel is also under construction for future use.
Minderoo Foundation will provide accommodation options in Exmouth for researchers, within close proximity to the Minderoo Foundation Exmouth Research Laboratory for easy access.
There is office space for up to 12 researchers. High speed WiFi is available.