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.
Sounds of the deep: music for sustainable fisheries
Acoustics technology is helping scientists monitor the aquatic environment and better understand fish populations to support sustainable fisheries management.
Rising sea levels in Australia may demand novel solutions
With Australia expected to experience ongoing sea level rise over the coming decades, high-resolution climate projections are one way to inform quick community adaptation. Elsewhere, scientists are turning to novel nature-based solutions to help defend our coastlines.
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?
Australia’s blue economy set to boost coronavirus recovery
As the pandemic impacts industries across the world, managing ocean resources sustainably is more important than ever to spur new marine and economic opportunities.
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.
Geoengineering the ocean could help slow climate change
A new project led out of Germany is investigating how novel ocean negative emission technologies (NETs) might work to slow down the rate of climate change.
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.