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.
We examine some of the challenges and solutions for developing “the blue economy” in smarter, more sustainable ways.
Based on current greenhouse gas emissions, the world is on track for 4C warming by 2100 – well beyond the internationally agreed guardrail of 2C. To keep warming below 2C, we need to either reduce our emissions, or take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. We look at the need to remove carbon from the atmosphere, and the long-term affects warming will have on our oceans.
Right now, out in the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, one of our marine scientists is on a special mission. Equipped with a suite of state-of-the-art bio-robots, he’s profiling the physical and biological makeup of the world’s third largest ocean in a way that’s never before been possible.
Have you ever noticed that fresh smell of earth in the air just before it starts to rain? Well, there’s a word for it – petrichor.
Got a rainwater tank? Thinking of getting one? Well, you’ll want to keep mozzies, sludge and fecal matter out of them – and here are the 5 tips for how.
By Jaci Brown, CSIRO Occasional erratic bursts southward of the East Australian Current (EAC) are thought to have moderated the weather of south-east Australia this autumn and winter and they continue to introduce tropical and sub-tropical marine species to Tasmanian waters. Ocean monitoring by Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System is providing scientists with significant new
By Eamonn Bermingham Where would we be without the ocean? Swimming, surfing, snorkelling would be tough, not to mention all the yummy food we’d miss. But it has also played a more important role in all of our lives; fulfilling the noblest of causes. For many years the ocean has been on the front line in