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Southern Ocean seals dive deep for climate data

Elephant seals are helping scientists overcome a critical blind-spot in their ability to detect change in Southern Ocean circulation and sea ice production and its influence on global climate.

Art meets science to talk climate change

Canadian artist Peter McLeish will address aspects of his video art-work interpretation of what climate change could mean to people living in the polar regions during a national tour in support of CSIRO/Cosmos Magazine’s SCINEMA Festival of Science Film.

Cultivating a grass roots approach to climate change

The launch of a new CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship initiative called Energymark will provide Newcastle residents with an opportunity to lead the nation in ways to inform and change people’s behaviour regarding climate change.

State of the environment: a nation in the dark?

Australia is not in a position to reliably track changes in its environment caused by climate change and other threats due to a lack of critical ‘baseline’ data and long-term monitoring programs, according to three experts quoted in the latest issue of Ecos (143, June-July 2008).

Ocean satellite launch critical to Australian science

A new earth observing satellite being launched in California today will help guide future Australian ocean and climate science.

Ocean warming on the rise

Increased scientific confidence that ocean observations are accurately reflecting rising global temperatures is central to new Australian research published today in the journal, Nature.

Fellowship boosts marine ecosystem research

Australian research into how marine ecosystems are affected by a combination of environmental change, human activity and management decisions, received a boost recently with the award of a CSIRO CEO’s Science Leader Fellowship to marine scientist, Dr Beth Fulton.

Population: the lost priority

Politicians, planners and policy-makers are overlooking the fundamental impact of booming population at their peril say three Australian authorities interviewed for the latest issue of Ecos.

Using bacteria to develop cleaner energy

CSIRO scientists are investigating whether injecting coal seams with certain kinds of bacteria and carbon dioxide can produce commercially viable quantities of methane gas.

Scientists explore the future of the river’s end

Scientists studying one of Australia’s most significant water systems – the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth – have discovered that many of the animals previously widely distributed across the region are now restricted to a small area around the Murray Mouth in South Australia.

Warming world holds new threats for Aussie wildlife

Climate change is likely to transform many of Australia’s natural landscapes, according to a new study by CSIRO scientists.

Antarctic route highlights new ocean-climate links

A Hobart-Antarctic shipping route has generated the longest continuous record of temperature and salinity changes in the Southern Ocean for scientists studying how the ocean controls global climate.

Ancient climate secrets raised from ocean depths

Scientists aboard the research vessel, Southern Surveyor, return to Hobart today with a collection of coral samples and photographs taken in the Southern Ocean at greater depths than ever before.

‘World’s fastest wireless’ team wins top CSIRO award

The team of scientists who developed the world’s fastest, most spectrally-efficient wireless communications link has been awarded the highest accolade CSIRO can bestow on its scientists – the 2007 CSIRO Chairman’s Medal.

Water and climate – making the link

Australia’s leading scientists in climate change and water research will meet in Canberra tomorrow and Friday to discuss the consequences of climate change on Australia’s water resources.

Ocean robots network achieves universal coverage

Scientist’s efforts to fathom how the oceans influence climate and fisheries productivity enter a new era this month with the milestone establishment of a network of 3,000 futuristic, 1.5-metre tall ocean robots operating simultaneously throughout the world’s oceans.

From molecules to the Milky Way: dealing with the data deluge

Most people have a few gigabytes of files on their PC. In the next decade, astronomers expect to be processing 10 million gigabytes of data every hour from the Square Kilometre Array telescope.

Chief Scientist to open inaugural Scientists in Schools symposium

Over one hundred teachers and scientists will gather at the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle tomorrow and Friday for the inaugural Scientists in Schools symposium on Energy and Climate Change.

Eureka! CSIRO wins for climate change research

Dr John Church of CSIRO has been awarded the 2007 University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Scientific Research.

Ecos examines the debate on sea level rise

The latest Ecos magazine, published by CSIRO, examines the scientific debate that followed the release of the 2007 report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

Australian Wind Science on Song for Alinghi in America's Cup Win

CSIRO scientist, Dr Jack Katzfey, has put his research through one of the toughest sailing contests - and contributed to a resounding 5-2 victory in Spain today for the America's Cup defender, Alinghi.

Three new National Research Flagships join the fleet

The successful National Research Flagships program initiated by CSIRO will be expanded by $A174 million over four years to increase the research effort in energy, climate and industry development.

Sea level on the rise – in real and virtual worlds

The climate system, and in particular sea level, may be responding more quickly to rising carbon emissions than climate scientists have estimated with climate models. 

Projecting the cost impact of climate change action

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions through targeted policy action would not adversely affect Australian living standards, according to a senior CSIRO researcher writing in the latest issue of Ecos magazine.

When ‘sea change’ meets climate change

Scientists have called for the development of constructive national and international partnerships to underpin an increasingly concerted effort to manage climate change.

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