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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.

Research spotlight turns on Ningaloo region

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New website for sharing longtail tuna fishing tales (Podcast 05 Feb 2010)

Coastal anglers are being encouraged to help ensure the long-term sustainability of Australia’s newest ‘recreational only’ species, the longtail tuna, by reporting catches using a new online system. (5:40)

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)

111Harriet CMAR MedRelTsr

A miniscule marine creature caught during a recent Indian Ocean research voyage is believed to be the first of its kind identified in the Southern Hemisphere.

From the Bridge: issue one

Download the September 2009 issue of From the Bridge, the monthly newsletter of the CSIRO Future Research Vessel Project. (2 pages)

Gone fishing - assessing marine ecosystems (Podcast 31 Jul 2009)

A global study by an international team of authors into the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems was recently completed after two years of intense research. (5:38)

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)

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.

Refined Statement of Functional Requirement for the Future Research Vessel

A detailed specification document provided to respondents outlining CSIRO’s technical requirements for the proposed Future Research Vessel (FRV). The Revised Statement of Functional Requirements was developed in consultation with the Technical Advisory Group for the FRV Project. (70 pages)

Stakeholders inform research into the environmental impact of seafloor mining

The results of these stakeholder interviews will provide good direction for the research program looking at the environmental impacts of seafloor exploration and mining, one that will be responsive to the concerns and questions of stakeholders and the broader community. (41 pages)

80Budget NRF MedRelTsr

CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Geoff Garrett has welcomed the increase in funding for the Organisation announced in tonight's Federal budget.

Platform free fields

A brochure about the Platform Free Fields project within the Wealth From Oceans Flagship. (2 pages)

Environmetrics

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

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)

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)

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