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.
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.
Flagship research projects
Flagship Collaboration Fund projects provide a means to engage outside expertise to help achieve a particular flagship objective and to enhance collaboration with the university sector.
Sydney: North Ryde, NSW (CSIRO North Ryde)
CSIRO's North Ryde site is in the heart of Sydney's hi-tech hub and near Macquarie University. More than 500 staff members work in mining, food, manufacturing, sustainability, health, petroleum and more.
Preparing for marine incidents [external link]
CSIRO has joined forces with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to provide support for maritime environmental incidents, like oil spills and shipping accidents.
Our expertise and experience in maritime and marine science will serve AMSA’s need for immediate advice during an incident response to ensure timely decisions can be made that help minimise impact, and monitor Australia’s marine environment against oil spills, pollution or damage from a vessel collision or grounding.
Environmental Earth Observation
The Environmental Earth Observation program develops applications that integrate observations with models to inform management and policy in key national and international priority areas.
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 Land and Water overview
CSIRO Land and Water conducts research to understand natural and engineered land and water systems and to predict how they respond to change.
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.
White shark spotted in the west (Queensland that is)
You may have seen A Fish Called Wanda, but have you met one? Well now you can. Wanda the white shark will be travelling to regional Queensland as part of CSIRO’s National Science Week event Oceans in the Outback.