Last year’s record-breaking temperatures are having a devastating impact on the world’s coral reefs. In Western Australia the severity of the situation, which could lead to long-term collapse of reef ecosystems, has gone largely unnoticed.
It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record.
RV Investigator will depart on 8 January 2016 for the sub-Antarctic territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands on a 58 day research voyage, which will be led by Professor Mike Coffin from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, but what do you know about this part of Australia?
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!
Small heroes with a big impact. Plankton are an important indicator of the health of our oceans. Today, the first ever Australian plankton report has been released, describing the state of our oceans through the eyes of these tiny drifters.
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.