Partner with us to help deliver solutions to the challenges facing our oceans, reefs and coasts.

We collaborate locally and internationally with industry, community organisations, Traditional Owners, government and non-government organisations, philanthropic foundations and other research institutions. See a selection, below, of our partners.

Contact us or visit UQ’s partnership web pages to work with us.

Blue Economy CRC
This Cooperative Research Centre brings together expertise to deliver innovative solutions that will transform the way we use our oceans, including sustainable aquaculture, offshore seafood and renewable energy production industries.
Blue Carbon Initiative
This global initiative partners research institutions, government, non-government organisations and communities to conserve, restore and manage coastal ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves and sea grasses.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
This Australian Research Centre of Excellence partners Australian universities and research agencies to undertake integrated research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science
This Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence aims to discover proteins and peptides and their functions, and to develop applications for addressing global challenges, including for marine systems.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
UQ Marine researchers make key contributions to United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments, which provide policymakers with the latest scientific findings on climate change.
Marine Bioproducts CRC
This Cooperative Research Centre aims to transform Australia’s emerging marine bioproducts sector into a globally competitive and successful industry. It focuses on innovations that are environmentally sustainable, and science- and market-driven.
The Goodman Foundation
This foundation is the Centre for Marine Science’s inaugural philanthropic partner. It supports a range of locally focused research and community activities, as well as a program of student-centred research, science communication and public engagement skills development.
Moreton Bay Foundation
This independent philanthropic organisation is committed to ensuring the long-term health and sustainable enjoyment of Moreton Bay. Its members include UQ and South East Queensland’s three other major universities, and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation.
Great Barrier Reef Foundation
This independent not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Great Barrier Reef, and the animals that depend on it, from human and natural threats. The foundation supports our coral reef research projects.

Traditional Owners

UQ partners with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) in research, education and community engagement towards the understanding and protection of the Moreton Bay and its islands (Quandamooka).