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Unique partnership to examine Australia’s western oceans

A new $A21 million, five-year research collaboration was announced today in Western Australia that will increase understanding and improve management of the oceans to Australia’s west.

CSIRO imagery shows outer Great Barrier Reef at risk from river plumes

A stunning series of satellite imagery of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef released by the CSIRO shows for the first time visual confirmation of the theory that sediment plumes travel to the outer reef, and beyond.

Research spotlight turns on Ningaloo region

A new $12 million research collaboration was announced today for Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef Region.

Genomics builds marine know-how

CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship is exploring how modern genomics can contribute to marine conservation and management by providing data more effectively and perhaps yielding new types of data.

New model for ocean research

The Wealth from Oceans Flagship has been established to provide Australia with the capacity to realise the potential economic and environmental benefits to be gained from its oceans, the Flagship’s Director, Craig Roy, said in Cairns today.

Flagship of opportunity

The Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship is embarking upon a major joint research program designed to provide Australia with a key capacity to realise the substantial economic and environmental benefits of its oceans, the Flagship’s Director, Craig Roy, said in Singapore today.

Oceans of opportunity

CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship is embarking upon a major joint research program designed to retrieve currently inaccessible offshore energy reserves the Flagship’s Director, Craig Roy, said in London today.

CSIRO fellowship for biofouling expert

An expert in the biology and control of marine organisms which grow on submerged surfaces (biofouling), James Cook University’s Head of Aquaculture, Professor Rocky de Nys, has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow with the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship.

A 20th century acceleration in the rate of sea-level rise

Using information from tide gauges and measurements from satellites, Dr John Church and Dr Neil White estimated changes in global mean sea levels since 1870.

Science for tomorrow: developments

This article in Farming Ahead contains four stories on CSIRO’s research on climate studies, improving revegetation, walk-over weighing for cattle and forest growth models. (1 page)

Deep-ocean sentinels on northern climate watch

Three deep-ocean moorings have become the foundation for a new drive to measure change in currents linking the Pacific and Indian Oceans through the Indonesia Archipelago – a key factor influencing Australia's climate.

Science for services

This brochure highlights how government agencies, telcos, travel companies, banks and other service organisations can benefit from CSIRO research. In this brochure, you can read about 11 research successes in the Australian service sector. (4 pages)

Hydrocarbon incident response

This two-page brochure outlines CSIRO's expertise and resources used to develop strategic monitoring and response plans for oil and gas spill incidents.

Future Research Vessel Project brochure

This brochure details CSIRO's project to deliver a new research vessel for the Marine National Facility. (2 pages)

A bird's-eye view of southern bluefin tuna brochure

This brochure describes how the Wealth from Oceans Flagship is conducing aerial surveys each summer over the Great Australian Bight to keep an eye on schools of southern bluefin tuna. (4 pages)

Future Research Vessel Project Consultation and Engagement Strategy

The Future Research Vessel Project Consultation and Engagement Strategy details the project background, scope, terms of reference, structure and operation. (14 pages)

Warming waters increases invasive range of northern fish (Podcast 01 Oct 2010)

Scientists are reporting significant changes in the distribution of coastal fish species in south-east Australia which they say are partly due to climate change. (4:53)

Simulation of coastal subsidence and storm wave inundation risk in the Gippsland Basin

This study has produced a coastal inundation risk map for the Gippsland Basin. (96 pages)

Science adopts a new definition of seawater (Podcast 05 Aug 2009)

The world’s peak ocean science body has adopted a new definition of seawater developed by Australian, German and US scientists to make climate projections more accurate. (4:36)

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on a revised grassfire guide, a new water yield assessment project, a genomic tool to speed up genetic gain in sheep breeding and a long-term ocean observation network. (1 page)

Coastal decision makers get the right advice (Podcast 14 May 2010)

A new collaboration aimed at translating science into practical applications for adapting to climate change, population growth and other coastal pressures will help decision makers better manage the Australian coast into the future. (4:33)

Brisbane: St Lucia, Qld (Queensland Bioscience Precinct)

Research partnerships such as those at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct will provide solutions to the major problems facing the nation and the world.

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The Prime Minister, The Hon John Howard, MP, today launched one of the largest targeted scientific research programs in Australia’s history.

Coastal Collaboration Cluster brochure

This brochure describes how the Coastal Collaboration Cluster – a major three-year research program – will develop approaches to better connect science with the needs of governments, communities and industries to meet coastal challenges. (2 pages)

Beneath the waves of an interactive ocean (Podcast 17 Jun 2011)

CSIRO has developed a science-meets-game-engine website that allows users to interact with lifelike, three-dimensional animations of fish in their underwater environment. The site offers stories of the animals and illustrates aspects of CSIRO's tagging research. (6:59)

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