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BLUElink: A triumph of scientific collaboration

Users of the vast ocean areas around Australia will be able to obtain broad-scale information on ocean currents, temperature and salinity for the first time following today’s launch of BLUElink – a new ocean forecast system.

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.

Melbourne: Clayton, Vic (Clayton laboratories)

CSIRO’s site at Clayton, Victoria is adjacent to Monash University and the Australian Synchrotron. More than 800 staff members work in energy, resources, forestry, manufacturing, chemicals, health, information, agribusiness and more.

Values and concerns of seafloor mining: results from community workshops

To evaluate the acceptability of seafloor mining, community members need information on potential environmental impacts, the relative costs and benefits, and how the industry will be managed. This knowledge will help address a considerable amount of uncertainty regarding the industry. (26 pages)

Queensland floods muddy the waters on marine life survival (Podcast 24 Jan 2011)

The impact of recent floods in Queensland doesn’t stop when the flood waters reach the sea. Marine ecosystems that we rely on for food, livelihoods, recreation and environmental value are being affected by flood plumes depositing sediment, debris, potential toxins and freshwater into coastal areas.

Surf’s up: new technology to forecast waves and currents (Podcast 23 Sep 2009)

New research into a laptop-based software system capable of interpreting near shore waves from radar, and providing several-day wave and current forecasts, could soon be making our beaches safer and assisting the Royal Australian Navy with amphibious landings. (5:27)

Blue mussels lead to barnacle free boats (Podcast 11 Dec 2009)

New methods to reduce the growth of plants and animals on surfaces immersed in water, such as ship hulls, are being developed by a team of scientists from CSIRO. (4:24)

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.

Environmetrics

Australia's largest team of environmental statisticians is working on the big issues that face environmental managers, policymakers and ... all of us.

Australian offshore mineral locations map brochure

This brochure describes the map of Australia’s undersea mineral resources created by the Wealth from Oceans Flagship and its partners. (2 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)

Petroleum geoscience: Hydrodynamics

CSIRO’s capabilities in petroleum hydrogeology are applied to industry challenges including fault and top seal capacity for oil, gas and CO2 hydrocarbon migration, depletion studies, geological storage of CO2, submarine groundwater discharge and geothermal energy. (2 pages)

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)

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.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains three stories on resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus, the Indian Ocean imprint in Australia’s south-east and fighting flystrike in sheep. (1 page)

Future Research Vessel Project brochure

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

Are handfish walking towards extinction? (Podcast 21 May 2010)

Nine new species of handfish have been described by CSIRO in research that highlights an urgent need to better understand and protect the diversity of life in Australia’s oceans. (5:33)

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