Person: Paula Cartwright

Paula completed a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology) with Distinction and Honours (First Class) at Curtin University from 2014 – 2018. For her Honours research, Paula developed a remote sensing turbidity algorithm and toolkit for monitoring a flood plume in the Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef National Park, Borneo. Paula is presently undertaking PhD research at the … Continued

Log Post: Weekly Video: Air-To-Sea Technology

“It is really a magnificent step forward in engineering that is helping us to do science that is very agile.” Researchers and crew are using all kinds of exciting technology on this expedition: remotely piloted, autonomous, and on the ship itself. Check out this week’s #AirToSea weekly video for an inside look at the research … Continued

Log Post: Depicting Motion

One of the first things you notice being on a ship – rather than land – is the motion. Your foundation is always moving, making simple tasks (like taking a shower or walking down a hallway) into dynamic actions, as compared the almost thoughtless, natural acts completed while being on solid ground. Seeking to understand … Continued

Person: Federica Foglini

Federica Foglini is a senior marine data scientist at the Institute of Marine Science (CNR-ISMAR) in Bologna. Her main interest and expertise is in seafloor mapping and geomorphology, marine cartography, habitat mapping technologies, multi beam swath bathymetry acquisition and processing, marine spatial data management, and Geodatabase design and implementation. She obtained her degree in Geology … Continued

Cruise: The Great Australian Deep-Sea Coral and Canyon Adventure

Rising water temperatures and increasing carbon dioxide concentrations remain among the greatest threats to ocean ecosystems globally. This warming trend and associated ocean acidification poses a unique threat to species that use calcium carbonate to build their shells or skeletons, such as corals. While significant research has been dedicated to examining the effects of changing … Continued

Person: Jill Brouwer

Jill Brouwer is currently studying the effect of ocean acidification on mussel sperm-egg interactions for her Honours degree at the University of Western Australia. She is interested in multidisciplinary research involving chemistry and marine science. She has also undertaken some work in seafloor mapping and acoustics, and is hoping to do further study in this … Continued

Person: Kaycee Handley

Kaycee Handley is a Master of Research candidate in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). Her research uses isotope geochemistry to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of oceanic anoxic events. She completed a Bachelor of Science at Macquarie University in 2018 where she majored in climate … Continued