Issue 251 – Ocean observations
Bringing deep-sea life into sharp focus
New camera technology that can withstand enormous water pressure in the deep oceans, and navigate the steep, rugged and rocky terrain of seamounts, is shining new light on deep-sea biodiversity.
Revealing secrets of our oceans
Dr Andy Steven details the impressive technology CSIRO is using to lead the way in oceans and coasts observations and monitoring research.
Connecting the sky and the sea to build a picture of tomorrow’s oceans
The eReefs program monitors the Great Barrier Reef using satellite sensors high above the planet’s surface and from a unique marine observatory far below located in coastal waters of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
A tale of two ships
While underwater drones, robots and satellites have a well-earned place in monitoring the state of our oceans and climate, we also look to ship-based measurements for first-rate data.
Ocean understanding goes further, deeper
The next-gen of ocean robots are helping researchers understand one of the last, and greatest, frontiers.