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111Harriet CMAR MedRelTsr

A miniscule marine creature caught during a recent Indian Ocean research voyage is believed to be the first of its kind identified in the Southern Hemisphere.

146Surveyor CMAR MedRelTsr

Australia's National Marine Research Facility, Southern Surveyor, sets sail from Sydney next month for northern Australian waters and the first leg of her most diverse ocean research program yet.

156WealthOceans WFO MedRelTsr

CSIRO and its research partners are poised to lead the way in the next phase in the exploration of Australia!

130prawnfishers CMAR MedRelTsr

Fishing crews have gathered information on more than 1000 sea snakes and hundreds of other species in the first year of a bycatch-monitoring study in the Northern Prawn Fishery.

129OceanStudy CMAR MedRelTsr

A five-nation oceanographic team is taking the first steps in a $3.6 million project studying the major flow of ocean currents between Asia and Australia and how they influence rainfall across Southern Australia and Indonesia.

Hobart, Tas (Hobart laboratories)

CSIRO's Hobart laboratories provide research into sustainable marine resources and industries, climate, weather and ocean prediction, integrated coastal and oceans management as well as health and sustainable energy use.

33Air CMAR MedRelTsr

Australia's air pollution death toll is higher than fatalities from road accidents. So air quality scientists, medical researchers and Government agency representatives from around Australia are meeting in Melbourne this week to tackle the health problems associated with air pollution.

Case Study - The Tasman Sea: Australia's ocean hotspot

Once a month, and every year since 1945, scientists and technicians from Australia’s national research agency, CSIRO, have ventured by small boat to a point north of Maria Island on Tasmania's east coast to measure the ocean’s vital statistics.

Melbourne: Aspendale, Vic (Aspendale laboratories)

CSIRO’s Aspendale laboratories undertake research into the atmospheric environment, including atmospheric pollution and the prediction of climate, weather and ocean processes.

From the Bridge: issue one

Download the September 2009 issue of From the Bridge, the monthly newsletter of the CSIRO Future Research Vessel Project. (2 pages)

Refined Statement of Functional Requirement for the Future Research Vessel

A detailed specification document provided to respondents outlining CSIRO’s technical requirements for the proposed Future Research Vessel (FRV). The Revised Statement of Functional Requirements was developed in consultation with the Technical Advisory Group for the FRV Project. (70 pages)

Future Research Vessel: Draft General Arrangement

 A Preliminary General Arrangement of the Research Vessel – Investigator. These drawings are indicative and will be subject to amendment throughout the design phase of the Future Research Vessel Project. (17 pages)

Wind resource assessment in Australia: a planners guide

This guide gives a background to the many aspects of wind resource assessment for the utilisation of wind energy. (96 pages)

Ocean acidification and implications for living marine resources symposium information

Download this PDF to get more information and a registration form for the Ocean acidification and implications for living marine resources symposium. (3 pages)


This case study examines the potential impacts of climate change on the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery, and identifies several options and opportunities for adaptation.

Climate change: the latest science - presentation

This PowerPoint presentation, delivered at Parliament House on 16 March 2009, summarises the scientific evidence about climate change and its impacts for Australia. (37 pages)


This information resource developed by CSIRO and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC provides detail and background information on the latest science and research into sea level rise.

Looking for climate clues in the Southern Ocean

Scientists have left on a research voyage to the Southern Ocean to investigate how the Southern Ocean is changing and to discover what impact those changes will have on climate, sea level, and marine life.

59Prawns CMAR MedRelTsr

Scientists are analysing the abundance and distribution of thousands of prawns caught at 300 sites across the Gulf of Carpentaria to help fine-tune the largest monitoring program designed for an Australian fishery.

63Sealevels CMAR MedRelTsr

Sea-level rise and changes to cyclone intensity under enhanced greenhouse conditions would pose a considerable increase in risk to coastal property and infrastructure, according to a recent CSIRO study.

51Carbon CMAR MedRelTsr

CSIRO has measured above average growth in carbon dioxide levels in the global atmosphere, despite global attempts to reduce these emissions. The source of the increase is most likely from the burning of fossil fuels - coal, oil and gas.

45Leeuwin CMAR MedRelTsr

One of Australia's most influential natural features, the Leeuwin Current has been confirmed as the longest continuous coastal current system in the world.

50WindTunnel CMAR MedRelTsr

Students at Lake Ginninderra College in the ACT are the first in Australia to have access to their own wind tunnel to conduct scientific experiments on fluid dynamics and atmospheric conditions.

65Geneprobe CMAR MedRelTsr

CSIRO marine scientists have developed a technique that gives new hope in the battle to stop the spread of aquatic pests.

Carbon Budget 2010

Global carbon dioxide emissions increased by a record 5.9 per cent in 2010 following the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis, according to scientists working with the Global Carbon Project. Read the overview of their publication published in the December 2011 edition of 'Nature Climate Change'. (24 pages)

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