'Dugong' and 'Lobster' Volcanoes surprises scientists off Fiji (Podcast 20 Jun 2008)
The discovery of two huge active volcanoes under the sea near Fiji has excited scientists searching for new minerals – and revealed new species of creatures never seen before. In this podcast, Captain Fred Stein, Director of the Marine National Facility, describes how the volcanoes, named 'Dugong' and 'Lobster' were found almost by accident. (5.44)
A chilling sign of global warming (Podcast 01 Jul 2009)
The amount of carbon stored in frozen soils a high latitudes is double than previous estimates. This carbon is increasingly vulnerable to exposure to the atmosphere and could significantly increase global temperatures by the end of the century. (5:33)
The Hidden crisis in the Murray-Darling Basin (Podcast 19 Jun 2008)
The drought in the Murray-Darling Basin continues, but lack of rainfall is not the only woe to afflict one of the country’s most productive agricultural regions. In this podcast, CSIRO’s Dr Ian Smith, Co-Ordinator of the South East Australia Climate Initiative, explains that global warming has a less obvious, but very real, threat. (6.06)
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)
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)
Dr Ying-Ping Wang: land surface modelling
Dr Ying-Ping Wang is working to understand the interactions between land surface and atmosphere and quantify the biophysical and biogeochemical effects of land use and land use change by humans on climate and climate change.
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.
Wind energy research unit
Our Wind Energy Research Unit has demonstrated Australia’s wind energy potential with pioneering research that has identified wind-farm sites and helps predict their average wind energy yield.
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.
Dr Trevor McDougall: ocean mixing and climate
Dr Trevor McDougall's research is concentrated on fundamental issues in the field of ocean mixing and particularly how the known conservation equations should be properly averaged and included in ocean models.
Understanding tropical cyclones
Tropical cyclones threaten northern Australia every year. Recent Australian flooding and cyclonic events can be largely explained by a strong La Niña. However, sea surface temperatures off the northern Australian coast in 2011 were at or near record levels. The extremely high sea surface temperatures are part of a significant warming of the oceans that has been observed in the past 50 years. These pages provide some information about the causes, occurrence and impacts of tropical cyclones.
Accurate and easy-to-use air pollution model
The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) is a user-friendly model for the prediction of air quality, with a strong scientific basis with verified performance, and can be purchased directly through CSIRO.