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An anti-viral treatment for healthier black tiger prawns

CSIRO scientists have developed an antiviral capable of preventing prawn mortality from Gill-Associated Virus (GAV).

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.

Predicting Australia's future marine environment with state of the art models

The drive to better understand the impacts of human activity on Australia’s coastal environments using computer modelling will bring together a team of international scientists in Hobart next week.

Marine forecasting on the horizon for Indian Ocean Rim

Indian Ocean nations will meet in Perth next week to discuss opportunities to develop regional ocean forecasting.

Dr Asta Audzijonyte: linking evolutionary dynamics and ecosystem models in a changing world

Dr Asta Audzijonyte aims to develop quantitative models of potential evolutionary responses in marine organisms to human induced environmental changes.

Changing wave heights projected as the atmosphere warms

Climate scientists studying the impact of changing wave behaviour on the world's coastlines are reporting a likely decrease in average wave heights across 25 per cent of the global ocean.

Maria Island joins international ocean monitoring network

A key facility in an international observing network to detect increasing ocean acidification is monitoring carbon cycling in the Tasman Sea from a site near Maria Island.

Acid test: monitoring ocean CO2 uptake (Podcast 16 Apr 2013)

A key facility in an international observing network to detect increasing ocean acidification is monitoring carbon cycling in the Tasman Sea from a site near Maria Island.

Dr John Keesing studies benthic marine ecology and biogeochemistry

Dr John Keesing studies the response of marine plants and animals to environmental pressures such as pollution, fishing, aquaculture, habitat modification and climate change.

Australia’s newest weather radar set to be all at sea

Some of the big questions about weather, climate, and the atmospheric conditions in remote areas of the world’s oceans will now be able to be answered following the purchase of a dual-polarisation weather research radar to sit atop Australia’s new research vessel Investigator.

Dr Bruce Mapstone: Chief, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Dr Bruce Mapstone believes outstanding science is essential to underpin Australia’s stewardship of the world’s third largest marine estate and Australian responses to changing climate. 

Dr Melita Keywood: investigates atmospheric aerosol

Dr Melita Keywood explores the processes that influence atmospheric aerosol to understand their effect on air quality and climate.

CSIRO Complex Systems Science

The CSIRO Complex Systems Science team supports a network of scientists who research complex systems, by providing opportunities for collaboration, sharing of ideas and capacity building.

Dr Peter Coppin: energy forecasting and storage for the future

Dr Peter Coppin is researching storage for renewable energy and leading our solar forecasting future.

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish: CSIRO knows them all (Podcast 13 Mar 2013)

From identifying what's on the end of your fishing line, to finding out which fishes occur in your local waters, FishMap has the answers.

Dr Levente Bodrossy: world leader of microbial ecology and microarrays

Dr Lev Bodrossy is a marine microbiologist who is at the cutting edge of scientific exploration and discovery in the field of identifying and differentiating the micro-organisms that live in our soils, waterways and oceans. His work is leading the way using the latest gene technology to unravel the complex systems that are crucial to sustaining these diverse environments.

News and Media Releases

View the News index within CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research.

Mr Michael Haywood: understanding tropical marine ecosystems and the impact of human activity

Mr Michael Haywood has extensive experience as a marine ecologist, studying the complex biological and physical interactions within tropical marine environments.

Dr Richard Pillans: obtaining data for better management of coastal resources

Dr Richard Pillans leads research and is part of teams exploring the natural and human forces that shape our amazing coastal ecosystems and sustain their integrity and value.

Damian Thomson

Mr Damian Thomson’s core expertise lies in studying benthic ecology and the processes influencing the life history of organisms living on or near the sea floor.

Environmental assessment model for Tasmanian estuaries

Work has begun on a new computer model which will enable government and aquaculture industries to better assess environmental and human impacts, on estuarine and marine environments in Tasmania.

Dr James Risbey: synoptic climatology and climate uncertainties

Dr. James Risbey is a synoptic climatologist who works on the development and use of climate information for societal applications, and on the role of uncertainties in climate change.

Network Theory

The CSIRO Network Theory Working Group is applying this area of Complex Systems Science to a number of real-world social, ecological and economic issues.

Agent-based Modelling

The CSIRO agent-based modelling working group (CABM) is applying this area of complex systems science to a number of real-world social, ecological and economic issues.

So many fish, one great map

From identifying what's on the end of your fishing line, to finding out which fishes occur in your local waters, FishMap has the answers.

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