Strategic Plan Summary

 2024 – 2029



  • Build collaborative networks with national and international organisations in the marine and mining sector

  • Participate in national and international forums related to marine and mining resource recovery and upcycling

  • Recruit industry-experienced staff/consultants and leading researchers to ensure critical mass in marine and mining technology research and development

  • Undertake innovative and transformational research in upcycling technologies that leads to a significant advancement of knowledge

  • Create new models, materials, products, processes and Intellectual Property

  • Conduct education and training programs



  • Provide opportunities for Higher Degree by Research candidates and postdoctoral fellows to pursue industrial training
  • Drive growth, productivity, and competitiveness by linking to key growth sectors in oil, gas and energy resources and advanced manufacturing
  • Enhance research collaboration between universities and organisations within Australia and worldwide
  • Strengthen the capabilities of industries and other research end-users in the identified priority area of recovery and upcycling.
  • Foster innovation, creativity, collegiality, entrepreneurship, quality and scholarship


Research & Research Training

  • Build new research capabilities and partnerships in strategic areas relating to marine and mining recovery and upcycling
  • Position itself through the enhancement of laboratory and field facilities
  • Propose new approaches to recover and upcycle decommissioned marine and mining resources
  • Provide opportunities for students to participate in cutting-edge research


Engagement and Outreach

  • Integrate multi-disciplinary research groups within and outside CORR recognising the importance of a systems approach to optimise resource recovery
  • Strengthen engagement with industry in research
  • Strengthen engagement with industry in education to develop graduate skills and attributes that meet industry needs
  • Follow effective and efficient research impact pathways
  • Translation of research outcomes into practice