The senior science advisor to the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) has called for a Southern Ocean network of deep ocean moorings to detect changes in ocean circulation that may adversly influence global climate.
A team of Australian scientists, lead by Ken Ridgway, have identified the missing deep ocean pathway linking the three Southern Hemisphere ocean basins.
Australia's first research institute into climate change and sustainability has been launched in Adelaide.
Coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans are disappearing faster than had previously been thought, a scientific study has shown.
Users of the vast ocean areas around Australia will be able to obtain broad scale information on ocean currents, temperature and salinity for the first time following the launch of BLUElink - a new ocean forecast system.
Australia's marine research agencies and university departments commit to work together to implement IMOS.
IMOS regional Nodes hold meetings to engage the marine community, and provide input to the first IMOS Steering Committee meeting.