Major IMAS Investigator voyage to study impact of submarine volcanoes on ocean ecosystems
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.
Pears, Pluto and 3D printed ribs: our prized posts for 2015
It's been a busy year for our science, as we constantly look for new ways to make Australia a better place. Here's ten of our favourite 'jaw dropper' blogs that we think helped us do that.
Diving for treasure to help protect the world’s great reefs
We examine some of the challenges and solutions for developing “the blue economy” in smarter, more sustainable ways.
Bio-Argo: getting deep with the Indian Ocean
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.
Check out the volcano cluster found by RV Investigator!
Video footage from Australia’s new ocean-going research vessel Investigator's discovery of extinct volcanoes off the coast of Sydney.
Volcanic discoveries create Sydney’s hottest new suburb
We’ve discovered Sydney's hottest new locale: a cluster of ancient volcanoes hidden 5km below the sea.
RV Investigator discovers a 50 million year old volcano cluster off the coast of Sydney
Australia’s new research vessel Investigator discovered extinct volcanoes likely to be 50 million years old, about 250 km off the coast of Sydney.
Checking out eddies on the East Australian Current in RV Investigator
The RV Investigator is operating in one of Australia’s busiest shipping lanes, conducting research into eddies that spiral off the East Australian Current
Gifts of the GAB: Five not-so-fishy facts about the Great Australian Bight
The Great Australian Bight is an iconic marine environment. To celebrate World Oceans Day, here's five not-so-fishy-facts about the GAB, as it's so affectionately known.
A new Atlantis
Wouldn’t it be good if there were a spare ecosystem we could try things out on before making decisions? That's why we built Atlantis, a marine ecosystem modelling tool for testing out resource and planning decisions.
Another kind of Southern Lights
Phytoplankton put on a stunning show of bioluminescence at South Arm in Tasmania, turning the beach blue for kilometres, glowing and flashing.