New high-performance machines at UWA’s Advanced Geochemical Facility for Indian Ocean Research are delivering unrivalled capabilities to help solve environmental issues of global and regional significance, including the future of WA’s unique Ningaloo Reef and Kimberly coast.

“Two plasma mass spectrometers and a new laser system will assist geological research relevant to the resources industry, including measuring the age and origins of rocks and ore bodies,”
says Winthrop Professor Malcolm McCulloch.

“They will also support environmental management by providing baseline data on coral reefs.”

The facility was established to study environmental change affecting coral reef systems, and will also assist in the successful management and sustainable development of the Indian Ocean region.