CSIRO Science and Solutions for Australia Series Series Read Description


Science and Solutions for Australia

Edited by Bruce Mapstone
March 2018
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    20th March 2018
  • ISBN 9781486307937
  • Language English
  • Pages 224 pp.
  • Size 7.875" x 10.25"
  • Images 117 color photos & 73 illus

Australia has the third largest marine estate in the world, extending from the tropics to Antarctica and including vast areas of the Indian, Pacific, and Southern Oceans. As a country, Australia has a good reputation for management of their marine estate, but there is still much to understand about how humans’ actions affect the oceans, including through climate change, fishing, resource extraction, shipping, and recreation and tourism.

Oceans are tremendous resources culturally, socially, and economically, and they are repositories for incredible biodiversity. They provide food and energy and influence weather and climate across the country. Indigenous Australians have had cultural and livelihood relationships with our oceans for thousands of years. Most Australians live within an hour’s drive of the coast and the seaside is a valued recreational destination, as it is for increasing numbers of international tourists. Australia’s oceans affect many activities, and managing them well is vital to the nation.

Oceans: Science and Solutions for Australia summarizes decades of scientific research by CSIRO and other agencies to describe what is known about Australian oceans, how research contributes to their use and management, and how new technologies are changing marine research. It provides engaging and accessible reading for all those interested in Australia’s magnificent marine estate.

Foreword by Larry Marshall
List of Contributors
1: Introduction -- Bruce Mapstone
Section 1: Australia’s marine estate
2: Australia’s ocean currents -- Stephen R Rintoul, Ming Feng, Nick J Hardman-Mountford and Eric Raes
3: The living ocean -- Alan Williams, Nicholas Bax and Karen Gowlett-Holmes
4: Geology beneath our oceans -- Joanna M Parr, Andrew Ross
5: The oceans and our climate -- John Church, Wenju Cai, Guojian Wang, and Andrew Lenton
6: The oceans and our lives -- Sean Pascoe, Toni Cannard, Natalie Stoeckl, Ian Cresswell, Samantha Paredes and Amar Doshi
7: The blue economy -- Sean Pascoe, Toni Cannard, Ian Cresswell, Natalie Stoeckl, Amar Doshi and Samantha Paredes
8: Governance of Australian seas and oceans -- Ian Cresswell and Marcus Haward
Section 2: Science and ocean use
9: Fisheries and aquaculture -- David C Smith and Nigel Preston
10: Energy from Australia’s marine estate -- David C Smith, Kenneth Lee and Andrew Ross
11: Coastal development -- Andrew D.L. Steven, Simon Apte, L. Richard Little, Mat Vanderklift
12: Operational oceanography – security, safety, transport, search and rescue -- Peter R Oke and Andreas Schiller
13: Ocean pollution – risks, costs and consequences -- Britta Denise Hardesty, Paula Sobral, Simon Barry and Chris Wilcox
14: Tools and technologies for ocean observation -- Mark Underwood and Andreas Marouchos
15: Managing multiple uses of our oceans -- Beth Fulton, Tony Smith, Keith Sainsbury, Marcus Haward
Section 3: Future oceans science
16: Changes and challenges for future generations -- Éva Plagányi, Peter R Oke, Tatiana Rykova, James Innes
17: Ocean changes to come -- Richard Matear, Alistair Hobday and Matt Chamberlain
18: Future technologies -- Bernadette Sloyan, Pascal Craw, Edward King, Craig Neill, Rudy Kloser, Levente Bodrossy
19: Conclusion -- Bruce Mapstone

Bruce Mapstone

Bruce Mapstone is with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere.