Harry Butler Institute
|Company Name||Harry Butler Institute|
|Address||90 South Street, Murdoch. PERTH WA 6150|
|Number of Employees||40|
|ABN||61 616 369 313|
- Marine Renewable Energy
- Aquaculture and Fishing
- Carbon Capture and Storage
- Ocean Science
Environmental science was a foundation area when Murdoch University was established in 1973, and now underpins our world-class environmental and conservation science research. Our activities provide fundamental information to regulators and managers for identifying biodiversity processes and threats, understanding conservation science, and protecting ecosystems through increased stewardship.
Our research spans restoration ecology, wildlife biology and conservation, urban ecosystems, environmental science and sustainability spaces, climate change adaptation, nature-based tourism, forestry and threatening processes.
Research projects which seek to achieve co-existence of business and biodiversity Our research is clustered into four major centres, each true to the value that business (human endeavour) and biodiversity can co-exist: This centre works to ensure healthy and productive freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems in Australia and further afield. The objective is to produce new knowledge and innovative solutions to the challenges of maintaining ecosystem health, ensuring food security and developing the socio-economic health of people utilising aquatic environments. Our research areas span aquaculture and sustainable fisheries; marine megafauna; catchments to coastal health; and biological oceanography.
Supplies of water and energy are fundamental to modern life, as is the management of waste. We conduct research in these three related areas, ensuring that the impact of human endeavours can co-exist with biodiversity and sensitive ecosystems. Current energy research ranges from new wind and photovoltaic (PV) technologies and devices; sustainable and resilient planning of power delivery systems, microgrids, smart grids, integration of renewables, zero emission technologies and energy economics and policy; and research into wastewater treatment and desalination; and research into integrated water, energy and waste technologies to enable smart buildings, urban areas and rural communities.
Specialist Equipment, Capabilities
Technology - ML/DL, long-range communications, Virtual/Augmented reality, Marine animal monitoring, 3D modelling, Aquaculture, Drone surveillance.