Scientist’s 30-year search for Southern Ocean climate secrets
Dr Steve Rintoul is embarking on his 13th voyage to the Antarctic. On board the RV Investigator and armed with new deep water robots, he and his team will be probing the remaining unknowns of the Southern Ocean's role in our climate system.
Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth’s carbon cycle
New satellite data show in unprecedented detail the flow of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We might soon have signatures of individual power stations.
Collecting satellite data Australia wants: a new direction for Earth observation
Australia will be able to guide the Earth observation satellite "NovaSAR" as it passes over our region - giving us a new level of control over the data we need to solve local problems.
Watching the whales return
Industrial-scale whaling brought many of the world’s largest animals to the brink of extinction. Now that numbers are recovering, researchers are taking a detailed look at the trajectory of the Southern Ocean’s baleen whale populations.
Probing the outer spaces of the Indian Ocean with Bio Argos
Not unlike the Argonauts of legend, Bio Argos have a mission. Luckily, this league of ocean-venturing robots are a little smarter and a lot tougher than the ancient explorers.
Counting ‘cows of the sea’ in The Kimberley
Indigenous Ranger groups in The Kimberley have partnered with CSIRO to get a better understanding of one of the largest remaining populations of dugongs in the world and keep a key part of their culture strong.