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Hi-tech ocean observing

Whether it's learning about  the daily behaviour of tuna or the changing circulation patterns of an entire ocean basin, marine observing technologies are essential for understanding our marine environment.

CSIRO aquaculture research news

This brochure provides an overview of the contribution that CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship is making to the Australian aquaculture industry, focusing on prawn and barramundi farming. Topics covered include sustainable and profitable prawn farming, barramundi feeds, protecting prawns from viruses and research to improve prawn pigmentation. (4 pages)

Future Research Vessel

In May 2009 the Australian Government allocated $120 million for a new ocean-going research vessel to replace the current Marine National Facility Research Vessel, the 66-metre Southern Surveyor.

Bath time’s over for computer models

It’s time for computer models of tsunamis and storm surges to get out of the bath, according to a CSIRO researcher speaking at the Coast to Coast Conference in Brisbane on September 21, 2012. More realistic models are needed for infrastructure planners and emergency managers to better prepare for disasters.

Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation examined in new book

Sustainable management of Australia’s much-loved coast is complex and challenging. Much is already known about coastal environments, but to date, coastal management has had limited success; in some cases management decisions have made problems worse.

Moreton Bay seagrasses make full recovery after the flood

CSIRO researchers have found that vital seagrass beds in Moreton Bay recovered within 12 months of the 2011 Brisbane floods.

Specialised weather forecasting service

Tailored weather forecasts for industry and community clients. CSIRO provides specialised weather forecasts with valuable information for the finance and energy industries. We also produce sport and recreation forecasts on wind speed and direction for yacht racers, surfers and windsurfers.

Smoke on the water: ship emissions and air quality (Podcast 14 Sep 2012)

Ship engine exhaust emissions make up more than a quarter of nitrogen oxide emissions generated in the Australian region according to a recently-published study by CSIRO and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston. (3:01)

Scientists and schools tackle marine debris

Teachers and school students are working with scientists to help research the problem of marine debris around Australia.

Biodiversity Month 2012

September 2012 is Biodiversity month in Australia and CSIRO is showcasing their exciting research in this field.

Fishers and scientists examine the past to understand a changing marine environment

Fishers and scientists will be better informed about the impacts of a changing climate on coastal fish species, thanks to a new partnership.

Australian shipping emissions identified

Ship engine exhaust emissions make up more than a quarter of nitrogen oxide emissions generated in the Australian region according to a recently-published study by CSIRO and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston. Nitrogen oxide is a non-greenhouse gas, unlike similarly named nitrous oxide.

Animals in research

Research involving animals is an important public issue. Find out why and how animals are involved in CSIRO research, and read about CSIRO’s procedures to safeguard the welfare of animals in research.

CSIRO technology gives Australian Olympic sailors the winning edge

CSIRO’s detailed wind forecasts have helped the Australian Olympic Sailing Team win gold at the 2012 London Olympics.

Warming causes more extreme shifts of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest rain band

South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper out today in the journal Nature.

Perth: Floreat, WA (Centre for Environment and Life Sciences (CELS))

The Centre for Environment and Life Sciences draws together the capabilities of seven CSIRO research areas to provide solutions to environmental management problems and to improve the health of Australians.

Climate projections for Vietnam

Australian and Vietnamese climate scientists met in Hanoi last week to begin work on developing higher-resolution climate change projections for Vietnam.

New discovery of how carbon is stored in the Southern Ocean

A team of British and Australian scientists has discovered how carbon is drawn down from the surface of the Southern Ocean to the deep waters beneath.

Complex Systems Science links and resources

These Complex Systems Science links and information are provided as a resource for scientists and others with an emphasis on Agent-based Modelling and Network Theory.

Dr Yiyong Cai: Complex Systems Scientist and Economic Modeller

Dr Yiyong Cai: integrated Assessment Modelling of the global human-earth system.

Dr John Finnigan: modelling complex systems

Dr John Finnigan is a CSIRO Fellow and leader of the CSIRO Complex Systems Science team.

Researching our climate and weather

Our work on climate, weather, oceans, drought and atmospheric pollution is helping Australia lead Southern Hemisphere efforts to understand climate change.

Weather and environmental prediction

CSIRO, in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology, is creating systems for predicting Australia's air quality, weather and climate, including high impact events such as cyclones, severe storms and bushfires.

CSIRO signs landmark agreement with US NOAA on marine and climate research

CSIRO and the United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today signed a series of agreements that bring together the scientific capabilities of two global leaders in marine and atmospheric research.

Microalgae Supply Service: prices and payment information

Download the payment information sheet for the cost and supply of microalgae cultures at the Australian National Algae Culture Collection. (1 page)

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