Issue 279 – Oceans: Lives and livelihoods
Oceans are our planet’s largest life-support system. They sustain our lives and livelihoods every day. From providing food to eat, jobs and resources, and health and well-being. This edition of ECOS takes a deep dive under the ocean surface to showcase new discoveries, sustainable fishing, and what the next decade holds to ensure a healthy marine environment.
Advancing Australia’s capability to harvest oceans of data
Australia’s oceans are big, beautiful and bountiful in resources. Our national ocean research vessel Investigator delivers the capability to help us understand and protect them.
DNA reveals new population diversity in Indian Ocean’s tuna stocks
New DNA and microchemistry analysis reveals multiple populations among the Indian Ocean’s tunas and will underpin improved fisheries management.
Supporting sustainable fishing in Indonesia
With a team at CSIRO’s Australian National Fish Collection in Hobart, Helen O'Neill is working to make fish identification easier for Indonesian fishery workers.
Caring for algae, big and small
Both giant kelp and Synechococcus are being cultured in CSIRO’s Australian National Algae Culture Collection in Hobart, where scientists study impacts on algae in our warming world.
What does the next decade hold for our oceans?
Oceans are the planet’s largest life-support system. The launch of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is an important opportunity for Australia as a nation girt by sea.