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.
State of the Climate - 2010
Australia's two lead climate science agencies – the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology - have produced a snapshot of the state of the climate to update Australians about how their climate has changed and what it means.
Simulating ocean weather
A video showing the BLUElink> ocean forecasting model, which was run in hindcast mode for the period 1992-2001. (3:00)
Sharks and Rays of Australia
This highly regarded book provides in-depth descriptions of 322 species of sharks, rays and chimaerids, accompanied by full-colour illustrations, descriptions, line illustrations and distribution maps.
Monitoring Asia-Pacific disasters from space
The concept of Sentinel Asia is to provide online information from Earth observation satellites in ‘near real-time’ through a network of webGIS services such as the Australian Sentinel Hotspots system. (0.31 secs)
Using statistics to predict seabed fauna
Wealth from Oceans Flagship environmental statisticians are working to predict the type and distribution of marine seabed fauna on Australia's continental slope.
Scientific support for Australian fisheries
CSIRO combines expertise in physics, biology, mathematics, economics and computer sciences to observe, understand and support the balanced use and conservation of Australia's marine fisheries.