Top 2020 science moments you may have missed
Our scientists are delivering practical solutions to real challenges. So we're bringing the 2020 science moments you may have missed.
From Hobart, to London, to Dhaka: using cameras and AI to build an automatic litter detection system
As part of our research to end plastic waste, we’ve been developing an efficient and scalable environmental monitoring system using artificial intelligence (AI).
How we’re reimagining the future of plastics
It's National Recycling Week and we're on a mission! We're developing a major research program to reimagine the future of plastics.
Busting white shark myths with science
White sharks are an elusive marine top predator. But researchers are improving their knowledge and busting shark myths with scientific facts.
Earth Challenge 2020: the app to map plastic pollution
Our research is being used for the Earth Challenge 2020 citizen science app to generate a global picture of how much plastic pollution there is.
Turtle nail clippings and shark mating: discoveries from Ningaloo Reef
Our Ningaloo Reef discoveries mean we know more than ever before. A partnership with BHP continues to build scientific knowledge on this diverse marine ecosystem.
Invisible ID: using microbes to ‘fingerprint’ ocean health
Sequencing the DNA of marine microbes is enabling scientists to track changes to marine ecosystems to help with restoration efforts.
Fish detectives use eDNA to tally tropical species
Our marine biologists are using environmental DNA (eDNA), fragments of DNA shed by fish into the marine environment, to detect tropical fish species in Australia.
Why marine protected areas are often not where they should be
Biodiversity is often highest in places with human activity. The fishing industry has shown we can often have it both ways: maintain important livelihoods while protecting precious marine life.
Plastic pollution gets trapped on the beach
A significant amount of plastic pollution from our ocean ends up washed up along our coasts, mostly towards the back of the beach where it becomes trapped in vegetation.
Australian of the Year: our scientist up for top gong
Our oceans and atmosphere researcher Jess Melbourne-Thomas could be named Australian of the Year 2020.