Research Infrastructure

JCU is equally committed to high quality and high impact research. To realise these outcomes, the University has invested substantially in structures and facilities to support research and development activity. Wherever possible these initiatives have been leveraged to obtain additional external investment and the best value outcomes in facility development.

One of several key aspects in JCU's success lies in its unique geographical location. The advantages of this to our researchers and graduate students cannot be overstated, with ready access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in our backyard. The University has invested in field research stations to take further advantage of this tropical landscape.

Experience JCU's research environments

Daintree Rainforest Observatory

Classroom in the Rainforest

Eco-monitoring site in World Heritage listed Queensland rainforest.

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Fletcherview Research Station

Classroom in the Outback

Working cattle property near Townsville, Queensland.

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Orpheus Island Research Station

Classroom on the Reef

Ready access to the Great Barrier Reef from a pristine island.

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Advanced Analytical Centre

Analytical Instrumentation

Central analytical facility that proudly supports research and industry.

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Boating and Diving

Advancing marine science and teaching

Providing expert knowledge, experience and equipment for research groups to get onto and into the water.

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eResearch Centre

Advancing research with technology

Advancing tropical knowledge by bringing researchers and the wider community together to harness the power of technology and data.

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Marine and Aquaculture Research Facility

State-of-the-art aquatic facilities

Operated by world-leading research and scientists to support industry partners manage marine resources and sustainable fishing.

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