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Dr Pim Bongaerts, Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Catlin Seaview Survey

GCI Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Pim Bongaerts has received an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to continue his work on one of the least known ecosystems on the planet – the deep-water reefs or...

3 November 2015
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has provided a special collection of ocean-related reprints from the Working Group II Contribution of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has provided a special collection of ocean-related reprints from the Working Group II Contribution of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

23 October 2015

Adani’s Carmichael coal mine yesterday received the green light from federal environment minister Greg Hunt for the second time. The mine, originally approved in July 2014, had its approval set aside following a failure to consider two endangered...

16 October 2015
Flattened 360° panorama of the coral reef at Hanauma Bay, Hawaii

During our dives on Hawaiian reefs, we are surprised by the amount and diversity of endemic species of fish, coral, sea stars, sea urchins, and other invertebrates.

9 September 2015
Field Technical Officer Pete Dalton in Hawaii

Hawaii’s tropical coral reefs are offering us a chance to capture and study reefs which are very different to others we have surveyed around the globe. Hawaii and its volcanoes, that have provided a habitat for corals, reef life and more recently...

2 September 2015
Perfect conditions for Anjani Ganase and Dr Manuel Gonzalez-Rivero in Hawaii

Coral reefs, which only make up 0.1 % of the earth’s surface, are able to house 25 % of all marine biodiversity.

27 August 2015
Dr Manuel Gonzalez-Rivero launching the SVII camera in Hawaii - volcano in the the background

Once again our XL Catlin Seaview Survey team have the privilege to explore diverse coral reefs, this time is in the remote islands of the Hawaiian Archipelago.

26 August 2015
Launching the XL Catlin Seaview Survey camera.

Multi-partner scientific team to record current condition of diverse coral reef habitats in 360º panoramic imagery as impacts of climate change threaten the region’s reefs.

20 August 2015
Image: More than 75% of our fossil-fuel power plants are past their use-by date.

This is a sound analysis. I agree with the underlying principles noted and we must remember that the cost of energy delivered is only partly related to capital cost. Renewable generation does have a large up-front capital cost, but it also has no...

31 July 2015
Fisherman holding fish in his hands, Mafamede, Mozambique. Photo: © WWF-US / James Morgan

The value of the ocean’s riches rivals the size of the world’s leading economies, but its resources are rapidly eroding, according to a report released by WWF. The report, ‘Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action – 2015’, analyses the ocean’...

5 June 2015
"The real work starts now," Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg says. "It’s time to vindicate UNESCO’s decision by showing that the Reef is truly being protected."

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has decided not to add the Great Barrier Reef to the List of World Heritage in Danger, for now at least. In a draft decision released ahead of its annual meeting next month, it has welcomed Australia’s plan to save...

30 May 2015
There is growing international concern that the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is in danger of being damaged irreparably.

Back in 1999, I made an upsetting discovery. By comparing the temperature tolerance of reef-building corals with the projected effects of rising carbon dioxide levels, I found that the oceans would soon grow too warm for corals to bear, meaning that...

25 May 2015
"The world’s population is unlikely to stabilise this century and is on course to reach up to 12 billion by 2100."

There are three main reasons why the productivity of existing farmland will need to dramatically increase in the next 40 years.

19 May 2015

After months of uncertainty over the future level of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET), the federal government and opposition have reached a compromise agreement to scale back the target. The deal will see the RET wound back to 33,000...

8 May 2015
Surveying coral reefs in the Maldives

Whilst aboard the MV Emperor Voyager in the Maldives, the Catlin Seaview Survey team assessed the condition of coral reefs across human impact gradients.

7 May 2015

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