Sun, sea and pollution (Podcast 30 May 2013)
In an effort to better understand the impacts of human activity on Australia’s coastal environments, scientists are using powerful computer models to investigate and predict the water quality in coastal bays, gulfs, harbours and river estuaries.
The wind, climate change and the Southern oceans (Podcast 18 Feb 2008)
We all know that the oceans are warming, especially in our polar regions. But what role does wind play in raising surface, or deeper, ocean temperatures? A 15 year study of water temperature profiles undertaken by CSIRO, French and US scientists is revealing some surprising answers. (5:46)
Beneath the waves of an interactive ocean (Podcast 17 Jun 2011)
CSIRO has developed a science-meets-game-engine website that allows users to interact with lifelike, three-dimensional animations of fish in their underwater environment. The site offers stories of the animals and illustrates aspects of CSIRO's tagging research. (6:59)
Deep sea coral to reveal a history of climate change (Podcast 20 Jan 2009)
An American research vessel, the RV Thomas G. Thompson, has arrived back in Hobart after an expedition to collect deep-sea corals south of Tasmania. An un-manned deep-diving ‘Remotely Operated Vehicle’ (ROV) with a capacity to go as deep as 6000 metres was used to collect samples and data, and photograph and video areas of the ocean floor. (9:17)