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Wave energy surges forward under new CSIRO study (Podcast 21 Sep 2010)

Waves produced in Australia's southern oceans are a world-class, clean energy resource which could deliver a significant proportion of the nation’s future energy needs, according to CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship oceanographers, Dr Mark Hemer and Dr David Griffin. (4:51)

Making ocean life count (Podcast 22 Jun 2009)

CSIRO statisticians and marine researchers in the Wealth from Oceans Flagship are working to understand marine ecological processes in a critical range of Australia's continental slope. (3:46)

Stay-at-home fish prefer reef life (Podcast 09 Jul 2009)

New research shows that some fish species in Western Australia's Ningaloo Marine Park spend most of their time close to home, staying on the reef rather than travelling significant distances, as was previously thought. (4:55)

Great Barrier Reef under threat (Podcast 22 Feb 2007)

In this seven-minute podcast, Dr Arnold Dekker, from CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship, discusses the threat to the Great Barrier Reef from flood run off. (7:23)

Missing deep ocean pathway discovered (Podcast 15 Aug 2007)

Australian scientists have discovered a massive deep ocean pathway – or ‘supergyre’ – which links the three Southern Hemisphere ocean basins. In this podcast Mr Ken Ridgway, from Wealth from Oceans Flagship, talks about the significance of the ‘supergyre’. (4:45)

Waves: their role in ocean ecosystems

Scientists are researching the role of waves in ecosystem processes in the coastal waters of Western Australia. Understanding these processes has economic, social and environmental benefits and is vital to the effective management of coastal waters.

Wealth from Oceans Flagship video

In this video, discover how the Wealth from Oceans Flagship is helping Australia secure its social, economic and environmental future through knowing our oceans.

Understanding and predicting climate change

CSIRO is a world leader in understanding how the oceans affect climate, and uses this knowledge to predict climate change and variability. CSIRO is a world leader in understanding the connection between oceans and climate, and develops observing and modelling systems that enable Australia to respond to climate variability and change.

Turtles escape trawls using TEDs

An assessment of bycatch reduction practices in the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) yielded good news for turtles, larger sharks and rays, but warns greater efforts are needed to protect smaller species from incidental capture.

Improving marine management with TasMAN

The Tasmanian Marine Analysis Network (TasMAN) is demonstrating low cost monitoring technologies, improving understanding of coastal regions and enabling better informed environmental management.


CSIRO is able to offer thermometrics services - a technique used to establish the water salinity and the time of trapping of inclusions in rocks.

Strontium isotope stratigraphy in South-East Asia and the Middle East

CSIRO has been involved in the application of Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy to petroleum exploration in South-East Asia for the past three years, and has recently started work in the Middle East with a number of international companies.

Estimating whale numbers in the Southern Ocean

Using statistics, researchers can use observation data of whale numbers from ships and aerial surveys to better estimate whale populations for conservation management.

Simulating ocean weather

A video showing the BLUElink> ocean forecasting model, which was run in hindcast mode for the period 1992-2001. (3:00)

Sharks and Rays of Australia

This highly regarded book provides in-depth descriptions of 322 species of sharks, rays and chimaerids, accompanied by full-colour illustrations, descriptions, line illustrations and distribution maps.

Identifying, naming and describing new sharks and rays

CSIRO scientists have identified, formally named and described, more than 100 new species of sharks and rays.

Seeing below the surface

Our economic, social and, indeed, our life-support systems, depend on our oceans – or more accurately, the one global ocean we all share.

Marine voyages discover hundreds of new species in the Southern Ocean

CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship uncovered a treasure trove of creatures thriving on mountains deep under the ocean off south-eastern Australia.

Using statistics to predict seabed fauna

Wealth from Oceans Flagship environmental statisticians are working to predict the type and distribution of marine seabed fauna on Australia's continental slope.

Scientific support for Australian fisheries

CSIRO combines expertise in physics, biology, mathematics, economics and computer sciences to observe, understand and support the balanced use and conservation of Australia's marine fisheries.

The SHARC Consortium: a proposal

Industry participation is being sought in a joint industry project aimed at improving the understanding of shale behaviour.

Teeming biodiversity discovered in extinct volcanoes off south-eastern Australia

CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship team has discovered hundreds of new marine species and dozens of undersea mountains, in a project to monitor the Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network off southern Tasmania.

Seeing under the ocean with robotic Argo floats

See how a world-wide array of robotic floats is providing scientists with data about the ocean and helping them to understand the ocean’s role in climate, and to better forecast climate and ocean conditions. CSIRO is providing a valuable contribution to this project. (2:00)

Resistivity from oil-water inclusions (ROI™)

Resistivity from Oil-water Inclusions (ROI™) is a technique used by CSIRO for the petroleum industry to determine water saturation in oil reservoirs.

Researching healthier marine ecosystems

The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is researching the impact human activities have on marine ecosystems to improve the way people and the marine environment interact.

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