“By being able to acquire data that spans these full depth ranges – not just in terms of images but also samples – we can start to build a picture of these ecosystems operating and the processes that are sustaining the biological communities” The newest #VisioningCoralSea expedition video spotlights the tools researchers are using to … Continued
“What I love about studying reef rocks is that it is an interplay between Geology and Biology, because originally the rocks were part of the living reef.” We hope that our #ScienceStories video series gives a look into how researchers started down their paths in science, and where they see it leading. Our newest update … Continued
Walcutt, N., Knorlein, B., Cetinic, I., Ljubesic, Z., Bosak, S., Sgouros, T., et. al. (2020). Assessment of holographic microscopy for quantifying marine particle size and concentration. Limnol. and Oceanogr.: Methods, doi: 10.1002/lom3.10379.
There is a saying: “When opportunity knocks, let it in”. In 2017, I was fortunate to be selected as a Schmidt Ocean Institute Student Opportunity Participant on an R/V Falkor voyage to the Hawaiian Main Islands. The Student Opportunity program provides a platform for undergraduate and graduate students to take part in seagoing research projects. … Continued
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is one of the world’s best-known reef systems, however its deep reef and canyon ecosystems are largely a mystery. ROV SuBastian will collect samples, sediment cores, and high-resolution imagery of deep canyons and reefs that extend down to 2,500m. ROV SuBastian will also be outfitted with a high-resolution camera from JAMSTEC … Continued
The science team on Falkor is really excited to be heading off on this unique voyage of research and discovery in the Coral Sea and outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. We will explore dark, poorly known deep areas, down to a kilometre below the surface, in one of the world’s most remote and … Continued
Dr Steph McLennan is a geoscientist making her first foray into marine geoscience and the tropics. She specialises in landscape evolution and sedimentology and since 2016 has focused on understanding environmental impacts on ice-free areas of Antarctica. She uses surface geology mapping, soil science, and technology like drones to reveal the glacial history of East … Continued
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David Henderson is a Technical Officer at The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) responsible for the mechanical design, simulation, and manufacture of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) components and systems. He completed his Bachelor of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering from the University of Technology Sydney, inventing a novel 3D printer for which he was awarded … Continued