It's hoped the research will provide a roadmap to transform how  science is used to manage our ocean.
Wednesday 1 May 2019
Research by IBM data professionals and marine scientists from UQ and WWF has revealed new ways technology could be used to improve ocean management. Lead author, WWF’s Dr Linwood Pendleton, said most businesses could not be managed without having real-time information about an inventory, but that’s exactly how much of the ocean is being managed.
Monday 15 April 2019
The world needs a new international protected area target based on scientific evidence, according to a team including University of Queensland scientists. UQ researcher Professor James Watson, who is also with the Wildlife Conservation Society, said protected areas were critically important for safeguarding biodiversity.
Monday 15 April 2019
An international team of researchers has discovered a cost-effective way to generate electricity without producing greenhouse gas emissions – while also reducing air pollution. University of Queensland PhD candidate Liang Cao was part of a team that analysed the impacts of combining crop residue such as sugar cane mulch with coal in a chemical engineering process known as gasification, to generate electricity.
There have been several efforts to map the Reef since 1802, but today’s charts only outline the location of 3000 reefs that make up the Reef, lacking critical biological and geomorphological information.
Monday 15 April 2019
For the first time, the Great Barrier Reef will be mapped in unprecedented 3D detail thanks to a collaboration between Australia’s lead managers of the Reef and spatial experts. The University of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority are teaming up to use state-of-the-art satellite imagery and other data to map the area that’s bigger in size than Italy.
“We need to make sure science is listened to if we are going to get the policy right,” Professor Hoegh-Guldberg said.
Thursday 21 March 2019
GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has been named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy for 2019.
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has been ranked in the world's top one per cent of researchers
Wednesday 28 November 2018
GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is one of 27 UQ researchers to be named in a prestigious list of the world’s most highly cited researchers.
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Many people in Australia do not have access to safe drinking water.
Photo: Victor Benard
Wednesday 7 November 2018
GCI Adjunct Associate Professor Chris McGrath has told a Gold Coast conference we need to fight for recognition that nature is the foundation for prosperity.
A diver takes in the reefscape  (Photo: The Ocean Agency / paul g. allen philanthropies)
Thursday 25 October 2018
A new science-driven strategy to save the Earth’s coral reefs proposes an “insurance policy” which focuses on saving the reefs that are most likely to survive global warm
Keeley Hartzer and Tor Hundloe at the launch of their new book, The Cheapest Electricity on Earth.
Friday 12 October 2018
Emeritus Professor Tor Hundloe joined co-author Keeley Hartzer for the launch of their new book, The Cheapest Electricity on Earth, at the UQ Global Change Institute this
Australia’s Chief Scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist , Professor Alan Finkel during a visit to the UQ Global Change Institute in 2016.
Friday 12 October 2018
This week’s release of the special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put scientific evidence on the front page of the world’s newspaper
“The implications for Australia are quite serious, even though 1.5 degrees is often perceived as a safe level." -- Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Monday 8 October 2018
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPC
Professor Tim Flannery at the Challenge of Change Lecture
Friday 28 September 2018
Professor Tim Flannery’s work as a scientist, futurist and author has been particularly influential in the ongoing debate of how Australia should care for its fragile env
A handy source of information about questions big and small. TheDigitalWay/pixabay, CC BY
Wednesday 12 September 2018
According to Google Trends, in 2017 Australians were keen to know about tennis, Sophie Monk, fidget spinners and Bitcoin.
Pim Bongaerts plunges into the deep on a visit to a mesophotic reef during the mass coral bleaching event of 2015-2016.  Photo: Pedro Frade
Wednesday 5 September 2018
A team of international marine scientists working with The University of Queensland has found evidence to suggest the 2016 coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef also


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