What does the Great Barrier Reef mean to you?
What does the future hold for the Great Barrier Reef and what part will we play? In the most extensive social study to date, CSIRO is asking 5000 locals, visitors to the reef and businesses how they use, relate to and value the Great Barrier Reef.
Ocean renewable energy
CSIRO modelling predicts that wave energy could play a large part in Australia’s future energy mix. Ocean energy extraction is an emerging technology and research is required on the nature of the resource, technology, performance and understanding the wider impacts.
CSIRO is joining forces with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to provide support for maritime environmental incidents, like oil spills and shipping accidents.
King George River research voyage
CSIRO is leading a team of scientists to a remote part of Australia’s north-west coast to record the plant and animal diversity and map the various habitat types along the coastline around the mouth of the King George River.
Sun, sea and pollution (Podcast 30 May 2013)
In an effort to better understand the impacts of human activity on Australia’s coastal environments, scientists are using powerful computer models to investigate and predict the water quality in coastal bays, gulfs, harbours and river estuaries.
The National Research Flagships Program is one of the largest scientific initiatives ever mounted in Australia. Clusters, which are the main element of the Flagship Collaboration Fund offer opportunities for collaborations in areas of national importance.
Research spotlight turns on Ningaloo region
The Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster draws on the expertise of eight research partners to develop science that will help surmount the range of coastal resource management challenges presented by growing coastal populations and tourism.
Pipelines into the deep
Subsea or underwater pipelines carry oil and gas from drilling platforms to coastal processing centres. The CSIRO Subsea Pipeline Cluster worked closely with industry and universities to improve the safety of subsea exploration, mining and transport in Australian waters.
Future Reef MAP
Ocean acidification can have a detrimental effect on corals and other organisms that build healthy coral reef ecosystems. CSIRO, with Rio Tinto Alcan and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, are collecting water sample along the Great Barrier Reef to better understand what impact ocean acidification may have on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef.