Map sheds light on ocean floor
The world’s first map to show a comprehensive summary of known offshore mineral occurrences has been released for Australia’s vast marine jurisdiction.
CSIRO reports on seafloor mining
The environmental, economic, regulatory and social issues raised as a result of the mining industry’s increasing interest in extracting rich deposits of minerals from Australia’s seafloor are discussed in a new report launched today in Sydney by the Director of CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship, Dr Kate Wilson.
Strategic Alliance strengthens energy research
Research into oil and gas exploration and production and wider energy technologies has received a funding boost following the signing of a Strategic Alliance Agreement between CSIRO and Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia.
New facility boosts gas hydrates research
A new flow loop commissioned by CSIRO will help researchers find solutions to predict and control gas hydrates formation in offshore oil and gas production pipelines.
200 satellite scientists have sights on Hobart
Nearly 200 ocean and climate scientists will gather in Hobart this month for the first meeting in the Southern Hemisphere of the NASA/French Space Agency Ocean Surface Topography Science Team.
Scientific sub makes deep-sea discoveries
A four-week expedition to explore the deep ocean south-west of Tasmania has revealed new species of animals and more evidence of impacts of increasing carbon dioxide on deep-sea corals.
Fish growth enhanced by climate change
Changes in growth rates in some coastal and long-lived deep-ocean fish species in the south west Pacific are consistent with shifts in wind systems and water temperatures, according to new Australian research published in the United States this week.
Human-generated aerosols affect our weather
The rise of human-generated pollution in the global atmosphere is forcing a change in ocean circulation in the Southern Hemisphere, in turn affecting our region’s weather systems.
Adaptation – reducing Australia’s climate impacts
A greater focus on adapting to climate change is required to reduce Australia’s vulnerability, according to a final report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published today.
Korea and Australia to partner in marine research
A three-year collaborative research agreement will be signed in Hobart today between two scientific organisations which have a keen interest in preserving the long-term viability of regional fisheries.
Littlest ship an ‘ocean science giant’
Australian climate scientists in Hobart and their international colleagues are celebrating the feats of a tiny New Zealand research vessel that is transforming the study of oceans and climate in the Southern Hemisphere.
Science solves puzzle of marine management
CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship and the Western Australian Government have developed practical tools to help planners manage potentially competing uses of Australia’s marine ecosystems.
Marine scientist wins prestigious Pew Fellowship
One of the world’s most prestigious awards for scientific research into the challenges facing the world’s oceans – a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation – has been won by a senior ecosystem modeller with CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship, Dr Beth Fulton.
Ningaloo fishing impacts being investigated
The effect of recreational fishing on key fish populations in the Ningaloo Marine Park is being investigated as part of a Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship study of the effects of human activity on Ningaloo.
Ocean study insight to climate change impacts
In support of his research into how climate change affects marine ecosystems, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship scientist, Dr Tom Okey, has been awarded a three-year, $150,000 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.
Ocean ‘supergyre’ link to climate regulator
Australian scientists have identified the missing deep ocean pathway – or ‘supergyre’ – linking the three Southern Hemisphere ocean basins in research that will help them explain more accurately how the ocean governs global climate.