Our resilient coastal Australia
The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is providing Australia's governments, industries and communities with the scientific knowledge, tools and approaches to make wise decisions about our uses of coastal environments.
Dr Joanna Parr: leading research on novel, ocean-based industries
Dr Joanna Parr leads the Wealth from Oceans Flagship's research into novel, ocean-based industries. Her expertise in marine geology has led to a better understanding of how ore bodies were created in the (geological) past. The broader implications for the mining industry are improved capabilities to find new mineral resources on land.
Sounding out life in the ocean
Commercial fishers are helping marine scientists to map and monitor food supplies available to top order predators in the oceans around Australia.
Scientists offer new take on selective fishing
A new, less selective approach to commercial fishing is needed to ensure the ongoing productivity of marine ecosystems and to maintain biodiversity, according to a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Warming Indian Ocean – impacts to be discussed
The impacts of a warming Indian Ocean on Western Australia’s climate, environment and fisheries will be discussed today in Perth by scientists at a Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) symposium.
Anglers urged to share tales of longtail tuna
Coastal anglers are being encouraged to help ensure the long-term sustainability of Australia’s newest ‘recreational only’ species, the longtail tuna, by reporting catches using a new online system.
Science improving the ecological health of the Basin
Scientists and water managers from around the Murray-Darling Basin will meet in Sydney this week to discuss how the health of ecosystems across the Basin will respond to future water availability in the context of a changing climate.
BLUElink: A triumph of scientific collaboration
Users of the vast ocean areas around Australia will be able to obtain broad-scale information on ocean currents, temperature and salinity for the first time following today’s launch of BLUElink – a new ocean forecast system.