Our ‘blue planet’ is made up of one continuous ocean, not five separate oceans. The first UN Ocean Conference broke down barriers between developed and developing nations, science and government, government and the private sector, and corporate and community interests. Here’s a ringside insight into what it all means.
Approximately 25 per cent of Australian fish is thought to be mislabelled and up to one third of fish in US markets is illegally caught. Fishing vessels might think they’re invisible in the vast ocean, but a new system can profile suspicious activity and alert authorities as they come into port.
Three of our top scientists are on board the MV Ushuaia in Antarctica as part of an innovative leadership program for women in science.
It was a simple fix and now wetlands reborn in Queensland’s far north are nurturing reef fish and bird life once again. The rewards of nature are being matched with awards for leadership in sustainability.
After years of crisis in Chile’s burgeoning salmon industry, culminating in riots earlier this year, a CSIRO-developed aquaculture modelling tool is set to transform the sector.
A project that aims to provide independent scientific information on different gas development scenarios goes national.
Today’s energy systems will not be sufficient in 2050, and remote Australian communities are likely to bear the brunt. Scenarios workshops held in Alice Springs are helping design energy solutions for the future.
Over the next decade, The Homeward Bound project will give 1000 female scientists the tools to become influential, global decision makers of the future. Its debut voyage will depart later this year, with four CSIRO scientists on board.
Scientists met in Paris recently for the major scientific conference in the lead up to November’s UN climate change negotiations. They believe limiting warming to 2˚C is economically feasible, and can be an important contributor to sustainable economic growth.