Tackling marine debris
A three year survey will visit every corner of Australia to find out where and how marine debris is accumulating – and how we can protect against it.
Dr Ian Cresswell: Deputy Director, Wealth from Oceans Flagship
Dr Ian Cresswell is the Deputy Director of CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship, a national research initiative delivering science to help Australians access the immense resources of our ocean in a way that balances economic, social and environmental benefit.
Ocean research capability
CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship delivers practical science that enables governments, industries and communities to make informed decisions about the sustainable management of marine and coastal resources.
CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship draws on the strength of multidisciplinary expert teams.
Partnering for impact
Through partnerships and collaborating with the world’s best, CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship addresses Australia’s challenges where oceans and coasts play a central role.
Our resilient coastal Australia
The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is providing Australia's governments, industries and communities with the scientific knowledge, tools and approaches to make wise decisions about our uses of coastal environments.
Building a bigger picture of the Great Australian Bight
CSIRO, BP, the South Australian Research and Development Institute, University of Adelaide and Flinders University are unlocking the mysteries of the Great Australian Bight’s vast area of ocean and coast; a region which already shows an abundance of marine resources and wealth which can be realised for the benefit of all Australians.
BLUElink project is delivered in partnership by CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Royal Australian Navy. The system delivers beach and ocean forecasting systems assisting the Navy, marine planners and managers, maritime industry and safety authorities to guide their activities at sea and near shore.
Under a formal agreement, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority will draw on the scientific knowledge and technical support of CSIRO before, during and after a maritime environmental incident, such as an oil spill, to help better understand the impact of pollution on the surrounding marine environment.
Pipelines into the deep
Subsea or underwater pipelines carry oil and gas from drilling platforms to coastal processing centres. The CSIRO Subsea Pipeline Cluster worked closely with industry and universities to improve the safety of subsea exploration, mining and transport in Australian waters.
Future Reef MAP
Ocean acidification can have a detrimental effect on corals and other organisms that build healthy coral reef ecosystems. CSIRO, with Rio Tinto Alcan and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, are collecting water sample along the Great Barrier Reef to better understand what impact ocean acidification may have on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef.