RESEARCH infrastructure to build Australia's economic, social and environmental objectives has received a boost with the release of $500million during the next five years.
A TASMANIAN-based ocean observation system will plumb the secrets of the deep blue sea and provide vital data for hundreds of marine scientists.
The Australian Government today announced that UTAS is to be the headquarters of a national marine facility worth $94 million.
Scientists have for the first time been able to measure properties of the ocean such as turbidity during a tropical cyclone in Australia. The results have taken them by surprise.