Posts by Chris Gerbing
The state of ocean acidification
Ocean acidification is often thought of as a future impact of our changing climate. But exactly what is it, what are its impacts and is it really a problem of the future?
Reflections on the first national-scale snapshot of Indigenous engagement in marine science
Engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in marine research can deliver mutual benefits for researchers and Indigenous people. A new survey has investigated scientists’ motivations, perceptions and practices for engaging Traditional Owners.
Shifting focus: The impacts of sustainable seafood certification
How a market-based mechanism designed to recognise and reward sustainable fishing practices captures social benefits; a case study of the Marine Stewardship Council’s Fisheries Standard applied in Western Australia.
CSIRO climate scientists present to Royal Commission
Six key messages about climate change and natural disasters from CSIRO climate scientists, presented to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.
An El Niño hit this banana prawn fishery hard. Here’s what we can learn from their experience
An El Niño event in 2015-16 led to the lowest ever catch in redlegs. Fisheries must work with research to climate-proof their management.
A unique collaboration explores the future of our oceans
What if we could imagine a better, more sustainable future for our oceans? Future Seas 2030 is an innovative, interdisciplinary project doing exactly that.
Bushfires and climate change Q&A with Dr Michael Grose
Australia is in the midst of an unfolding extreme bushfire season, with far-reaching impacts for many communities across the nation, particularly in the southern and eastern areas. We wanted to check in with one of CSIRO’s senior climate researchers, Dr Michael Grose, to understand how extreme events like bushfires are linked to climate change, and where science leads to certainty in our understanding and where there are more research questions to be explored.
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish: Species recognition software for sustainable fisheries
Technology adapted from the security industry is being taken to the oceans to monitor fishing operations, manage the seafood supply chain and ensure the sustainability of our fisheries.