Western Australia’s capability to respond to environmental pressures including marine heatwaves, oil spills and fish kills, has been significantly improved by the development of a ground-breaking initiative that will see government and industry survey information made publicly available.
Always say yes to an opportunity and work out the details later. That was the advice handed out by CSIRO Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley at an International Women’s Day address to marine scientists in Perth.
Artist Angela Rossen writes about her journey with the RV Falkor deep sea expedition mapping the ocean floor of the Bremer Canyon.
Following a major governance review, the Western Australian Marine Science Institution has welcomed Dr Paul Vogel AM as the new chair of its board.
Generations of Malgana peoples from Gatharragudu (Shark Bay) have come together to start the process of understanding the decades of research that has been carried out in the World Heritage site and to develop priorities for the future.
The coral-killing sponge Terpios hoshinota has been detected in the Kimberley for the first time by scientists from the Western Australian Museum.
WAMSI CEO Dr Luke Twomey on the importance of collboration.
Some 60 Indigenous and marine science participants at the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) Indigenous Workshop held in Fremantle in July this year identified the Kimberley saltwater science guidelines as a potential blueprint for regionalising processes and protocols for research.
A project to gain a better understanding of the unique marine ecosystem of Western Australia’s Kimberley region will help inform a compromise between protecting it, while supporting the region’s social and economic development.
An ambitious project to harness the vast amounts of environmental data being produced in Western Australia that will ultimately improve outcomes for the state has received strong support from the meeting of Environment Ministers with the Commonwealth.
WAMSI Research Director, Dr Jenny Shaw, has been recognised at the 2019 National Seafood Industry Awards for her long-standing commitment to fisheries in Australia.
Acknowledging that partnerships and processes have not yet been established between scientists and the community in Shark Bay, the WAMSI has made a key community liaison appointment to support input into the marine science plan for the area.
Work for the Shark Bay Priorities Project is well underway. There will be a number of outputs produced by the end of the year, including two publications.
New guidelines for dredge plume modelling are being developed by CSIRO in partnership with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution.
A report released on one of the largest single-issue environmental research programs in Australia that gained unprecedented access to industry dredging data, has been recognised by industry and government as a ground-breaking step forward for environmental regulation.