Person: Taloi Havini

Born in 1981 Arawa, Bougainville. Currently based between Sydney and Hakö constituency in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Havini’s work is often a personal response to the politics of location exploring contested sites and histories in the Oceania region; employing photography, sculpture, immersive video and mixed-media installations. Working with living contemporary practitioners … Continued

Person: John Pogonoski

John Pogonoski is an Ichthyologist at the CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection in Hobart, and has over 25 years’ experience collecting, identifying, curating and documenting Indo-Pacific fishes.  John has participated in several RV Investigator voyages including the Great Australian Bight, the North West Shelf and the Sampling the Abyss voyage from Tasmania to the southern … Continued

Page: ROV Dives – Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef

The Cape York Peninsula lies in the far northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park. The peninsula is one of the most isolated regions of the Australian continent and little is known about what lies in the offshore deeper waters. Scientists consider these deeper waters to be a frontier area of the GBR. Sparse information … Continued

Log Post: The Northern Depths of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps the world’s most iconic and well-studied coral reef system. Yet, there is still so much we do not know about it, especially when it comes to the deeper reefs and how far they extend into the depths. This latest R/V Falkor expedition will focus on mapping and surveying the … Continued

Person: Will White

Dr Will White is senior curator of the Australian National Fish Collection  at CSIRO in Hobart. Will’s main research area is taxonomy and systematics of sharks and rays. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the collection, identification, preservation and description of new shark and ray species. He has also authored numerous books on … Continued

Person: Luke Nothdurft

Dr Luke Nothdurft is a marine geoscientist based at the Queensland University of Technology. Luke’s research focuses on changes in shallow marine carbonate skeletons and sediment. Using a combination of geological and biological field data and samples, Luke investigates problems around climate change in tropical marine environments over a range of time scales with laboratory-based … Continued

Person: Vikki Lowe

Vikki Lowe is a PhD candidate through Higher Degree by Research at the University of Queensland under Dr Helen Bostock. Her research focuses on the paleoceanography of the Southern Ocean over the last glacial cycle using radiolaria. She completed a B Marine Geoscience at Macquarie University, and a BSc (Hons) at Griffith University. Prior to … Continued

Person: Graeme McMahon

Graeme McMahon is a highly respected award winning cinematographer, director and editor with 20 years of experience. His career started with creating video, photography, editing and graphic design content for the Australian Army Multi-Media Unit where his team won an International Humanitarian Award for one of their projects. Graeme is a highly sort Queensland based … Continued

Person: Amara Davis

Amara Davis is a Science Communications Intern with a very diverse background. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Marine Sciences from Savannah State University. As an undergraduate, her research focus was on diatom community composition during El Niño … Continued

Person: Valerie Cornet

Valerie is a Masters of Marine Biology student at James Cook University (Townsville, Australia). She is currently undertaking her Masters Research Project, which focuses on using remotely sensed data from drones to map out coral reefs using spectral unmixing techniques. She finished her Bachelors of Science at Imperial College London and after graduating, worked at … Continued