It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record.
CSIRO’s Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator will depart Fremantle tomorrow (Friday 8 January) on its longest voyage to date to research the link between active volcanoes on the seafloor and the mobilisation of iron which enriches and supports life in the Southern Ocean.
It’s summer holidays and it seems everyone is heading to the beach! Except for 60 very excited crew, scientists and support staff who are about to jump on board RV Investigator and head here!
Building bushfire resilience to preserve life and property requires consideration of buildings, individuals, communities and the environment.
What are the key factors in how a bushfire behaves? And what can we do to influence them, and mitigate our chance of harm?
Worldwide carbon emissions from fossil fuels grew very little in 2014 and emissions are projected to decline slightly in 2015 – an unexpected change form the fast emissions growth of 2-3% per year since the early 2000s. Are we now on the pathway to keep the climate at or below 2℃ global warming?
The book includes a chapter on physical oceanographer Professor Tom Trull from the ACE CRC, CSIRO and the University of Tasmania, whose infamous voyages into the Southern Ocean, have left many a scientist curled up in a bean bag in the Operations Room, while the ship battled through big seas and strong winds.
IMOS, or the Integrated Mooring Oceanographic System, has loads of robots out in the ocean measuring data right now, which relay all of their data via satellite back to scientists to study.
The team at the moorings workshop at the CSIRO Hobart Marine Laboratories have ordered it in, as they’ll be heading down to the Southern Ocean next April with Professor Tom Trull, from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, to retrieve a mooring and replace it with a new one.