|December 2004||National Research Flagship||www.csiro.au/wealthfromoceans|
Message from the Director
Welcome to the first edition of the Wealth from Oceans Update. This issue introduces some of our projects from various parts of regional and urban Australia as well as highlighting some recent achievements and future research directions. Read more.
Flagship Advisory Committee
The Wealth from Oceans Flagship Advisory Committee (FAC) convened for its second meeting on 5 November 2004 where members reviewed the Flagship strategies and scientific direction, providing valuable insights and feedback. Read more.
Charts of near real-time ocean currents and temperatures are being used by Australia’s ocean users, assisting them to operate more safely and efficiently. These charts provide information about the surface and upper two kilometres of the ocean and serve in the same way that atmospheric weather forecasts assist land based populations. Read More.
Recent analysis by CSIRO Marine Research and US scientists implies that key oceanographic features, influencing Australian climate and the coastal environment, are changing. Deep ocean corals, recovered at depths of 1,000 metres in the Southern Ocean, are signalling a previously unknown pattern of temperate oceanic climate change, over the past 200 years. Read more.
The Wealth from Oceans Flagship together with the NSW Government and CSIRO Marine Research are spearheading a joint research program aimed at providing fisheries, aquatic industries and recreational marine users access to healthy and productive regional marine ecosystems. Read more.
Mapping our ocean beds
A new research program directed towards unlocking new industrial development opportunities for Australia’s ocean-based industries is being explored by the Wealth from Oceans Flagship. Read more.
IN THIS EDITION:
The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is a CSIRO initiative and part of the National Research Flagships program that aims to deliver scientific solutions to advance Australia's most important national objectives. One of the largest scientific initiatives ever mounted in Australia, it aligns closely with the Federal Government's National Research Priorities. The initiative brings together our national research resources to deliver breakthroughs in fields ranging from healthcare to light metals and the environment.
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