Deep sea coral to reveal a history of climate change (Podcast 20 Jan 2009)
An American research vessel, the RV Thomas G. Thompson, has arrived back in Hobart after an expedition to collect deep-sea corals south of Tasmania. An un-manned deep-diving ‘Remotely Operated Vehicle’ (ROV) with a capacity to go as deep as 6000 metres was used to collect samples and data, and photograph and video areas of the ocean floor. (9:17)
Making ocean life count (Podcast 22 Jun 2009)
CSIRO statisticians and marine researchers in the Wealth from Oceans Flagship are working to understand marine ecological processes in a critical range of Australia's continental slope. (3:46)
Stay-at-home fish prefer reef life (Podcast 09 Jul 2009)
New research shows that some fish species in Western Australia's Ningaloo Marine Park spend most of their time close to home, staying on the reef rather than travelling significant distances, as was previously thought. (4:55)
Missing deep ocean pathway discovered (Podcast 15 Aug 2007)
Australian scientists have discovered a massive deep ocean pathway – or ‘supergyre’ – which links the three Southern Hemisphere ocean basins. In this podcast Mr Ken Ridgway, from Wealth from Oceans Flagship, talks about the significance of the ‘supergyre’. (4:45)
Wealth from Oceans Flagship UPDATE
CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship is focused on delivering ocean-based economic, social and environmental wealth to the nation. UPDATE is the e-newsletter containing news from this initiative.
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.
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.
Total scanning fluorescence (TSF)
Total scanning fluorescence (TSF) is a technique that provides fluorescence fingerprints for oil, surface and oil inclusion extracts from rock samples.
Timeframes of basin evolution
This research focuses primarily on the application of inorganic geochemistry to problems in petroleum exploration, and to a lesser extent, field appraisal and production.
CSIRO is able to offer thermometrics services - a technique used to establish the water salinity and the time of trapping of inclusions in rocks.
Improving marine management with TasMAN
The Tasmanian Marine Analysis Network (TasMAN) is demonstrating low cost monitoring technologies, improving understanding of coastal regions and enabling better informed environmental management.