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From Bass Strait to the Indian Ocean - tracking a current

Deep-diving ocean "gliders" have revealed the journey of Bass Strait water from the Tasman Sea to the Indian Ocean.

Dr Lindsay Pender: Jack of all Trades

Dr Lindsay Pender was initially a solid state physicist and is now a marine research veteran helping to build the nation’s next marine research vessel.

Warming in the Tasman Sea a global warming hot spot

Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond their known boundaries.

CMAR Services and Products

Marine and Atmospheric Research has several products and services available.

OzClim - Climate Scenario Generator

Exploring climate change scenarios for Australia

CMAR Facilities and Collections

Marine and Atmospheric Research houses a range of international-standard laboratories, collections and facilities.

Marine and Atmospheric Research Data Centre

The Data Centre at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research holds much of the Division's data collected over the past 25 years by our ships and moored instrument arrays (moorings) in the Australasian region.

Our People: Marine and Atmospheric Research

CMAR comprises about 550 staff located around Australia.

Cape Grim, Tas (Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station)

The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station in north-west Tasmania supplies vital information about changes to the atmospheric composition of the Southern Hemisphere. The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station supplies vital information about changes our Southern Hemisphere air.

CMAR Locations

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Locations around Australia.

A forest of problems (Podcast 23 Sep 2011)

New research shows the yearly amount of carbon being absorbed from the atmosphere by the world's established forests is equivalent to one third of current annual fossil fuel emissions. (9:23)

Indian Ocean 'workhorse' sows seeds for Australian ocean and climate data

A 20-metre South African yacht chartered by CSIRO has completed an epic voyage around the Indian Ocean deploying 55 ocean profiling robots that are securing valuable ocean and climate data for Australian science.

Global Carbon Project annual emissions summary

Global carbon dioxide emissions increased by a record 5.9 per cent in 2010 following the dampening effect of the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), according to scientists working with the Global Carbon Project.

Marine report card provides a benchmark for climate impacts (Vodcast 27 Nov 09) (Podcast 27 Nov 2009)

The first-ever Australian benchmark of climate change impacts on marine ecosystems and options for adaptation is the work of more than 70 marine scientists. (4:23)

Conserving oceans of life (Podcast 08 Jun 2010)

In this vodcast we meet two Hobart based CSIRO research scientists working to conserve our oceans’ biodiversity, and a visiting scientist applying his expertise to an Atlantic salmon breeding program. (7:23)

Plenty of atmosphere at CSIRO Aspendale (Podcast 21 Sep 2009)

In this vodcast we visit CSIRO’s Aspendale Laboratory in Melbourne where Dr Paul Fraser from Marine and Atmospheric Research explains two new greenhouse gases showing up in an air collection used for monitoring changes in the atmosphere. (3:53)

New insight into climate change in the Pacific

A new report presents the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date of climate change in the Pacific region.

Sea level on the rise (Podcast 02 Feb 2007)

In this five-and-a-half-minute podcast, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship's Dr John Church, discusses whether our climate is responding more quickly to rising carbon emissions than previously predicted. (5:28)

Methane mystery solved (Podcast 28 Sep 2006)

Dr Paul Fraser discusses how CSIRO scientists helped explain current atmospheric methane levels in this five-minute interview. (4:44)

Littlest ship an 'ocean science giant' (Podcast 15 Nov 2006)

Listen to Captain Evan Solly discuss the Kaharoa, a tiny New Zealand research vessel that is transforming the study of oceans and climate in the Southern Hemisphere, in this three-minute podcast. (3:17)

Great white shark’s incredible journey (Podcast 02 Nov 2006)

In this seven-minute podcast, CSIRO’s Mr Barry Bruce talks about a female great white shark who travelled thousands of kilometres around the Australian coast. (7:02)

How climate change will affect our wine (Podcast 25 Oct 2006)

In this four-minute podcast, Ms Leanne Webb, discusses how climate change may affect the types of wines we produce and where we grow them. (4:08)

CSIRO’s role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report (Podcast 09 Feb 2007)

Dr Penny Whetton from CSIRO’s Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) discusses CSIRO’s role in this latest report in this podcast. (3:55)

Carbon dioxide rates are accelerating (Podcast 29 Nov 2006)

In this six-and-a-half-minute podcast, Dr Mike Raupach discusses new research which shows the rate of increase in carbon dioxide emissions has more than doubled since the 1990s. (6:20)

The effect of climate and weather on our oceans (Podcast 20 Feb 2007)

In this six-and-a-half-minute podcast, the former Chief of CSIRO’s Marine and Atmospheric Research division, Dr Greg Ayers discusses the topic of his 2007 Malcolm McIntosh Lecture – the complex relationship between oceans, climate and weather. (6:32)

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