|April 2005||National Research Flagship||www.csiro.au/wealthfromoceans|
Message from the Director
The recent tragedy of the Boxing Day tsunami in the Indian Ocean reminds us of the power and uncertainty of our oceans and sea-bed systems. The force and unpredictability of these events and the levels of devastation to our neighbouring region brings into focus our need to continually expand our understanding of our oceans. Read more.
Global first for Australian ocean-bed research
CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship and its partners have delivered a simulation of seabed change for the next 50 years. National expansion of this capability has the potential to save the oil and gas industry billions of dollars. Read More.
In July, the RV Southern Surveyor will embark on the first of two four-week ocean expeditions off the West Australian coast to deliver up the secrets of its unknown deep underwater region. Read more.
A scientific expedition, led by Dr Steve
Rintoul from the Wealth from Oceans Flagship and Antarctic Climate and
Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, has found evidence that the deep
waters of the Southern Ocean are cooler and less salty than they were 10
Platform Free Oil and Gas
Two Perth based scientists are working to
bring together a team capable of developing radical technologies to extract
offshore oil and gas without the use of a traditional production platform. Read more.
Development of Australia's first ocean forecasting system is approaching a critical milestone as computer simulations for 1992-2004 are compared with an historical 12-year record of observations for the same period. Read more.
IN THIS EDITION:
MEET THE SCIENTIST:
Dr Stephen Rintoul is to
receive an international oceanographic award for helping Australia become a
leader in Southern Ocean research and enhancing our understanding of the
oceanís fundamental role in global climate.
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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