|September 2005||National Research Flagship||www.csiro.au/wealthfromoceans|
Message from the Director
The importance of ocean research and global oceanographic networks was highlighted recently at the international ‘Oceans and the World’s Future’ Convocation. The Convocation was sponsored by the International Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) in Cairns in July 2005, and examined the scientific, technological and engineering issues that link the world’s future with our oceans. Read more.
Indian Ocean climate watch
The greatest challenge to the modern science of oceanography is how to monitor the world's oceans, in a cost effective way, and to use the information to better understand and predict climate. Read More.
The Australian Government has announced the launch of the $97 million Flagship Collaboration Fund to support collaborative research between universities, the CSIRO and other publicly funded research agencies. Read more.
The oceans surrounding Australia make up
almost twice the size of the nation’s land area, yet most of this vast
seafloor area is unexplored.
Satellite image shows algal bloom in Bass Strait
This CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Research
Flagship image shows river plumes along the northern coast of Tasmania. Read more.
In August, the WfO Flagship Advisory Committee met at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in Townsville. Read more.
Providing input in another international initiative, the Wealth from Oceans Flagship was invited to contribute to a fact finding tour sponsored by the EU Task Force on Maritime Policy. Read more.
GREENHOUSE 2005: Action on Climate Change
GREENHOUSE 2005: Action on Climate Change is a prestigious international
event, featuring distinguished national and international keynote speakers
representing industry, government and research agencies. The event is unique
in its multi-disciplinary, broad and inclusive treatment of climate change.
You will learn about exciting research activities and applications in
IN THIS EDITION:
MEET THE SCIENTIST:
Dr Kate Wilson joined the Wealth from
Oceans Flagship in June this year as Science Coordinator.
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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