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'IMOS in MOcean' video – What is currently happening in Australia's oceans?

The latest video in the 'IMOS in MOcean' series shows how IMOS OceanCurrent produces visual representations of water movement, sea surface temperature, ocean colour and sea surface height.


Screen shot from the 5th 'IMOS in MOcean' video – 'What is currently happening in Australia's oceans?'

Meet the people behind the variety of marine observations that make up the IMOS data collection. Today, IMOS introduces the latest in our series of videos called 'IMOS in MOcean'.

IMOS OceanCurrent uses data from a range of sources to create visual representations of water movement, sea surface temperature, ocean colour and sea surface height. 

This information is made publicly available and has practical applications including commercial shipping, fishing, search and rescue efforts and recreational activities like boating and even ocean swimming. 

OceanCurrent maps inform research into areas such as the interaction between currents, sea-level and climate and the movement of nutrients, sediment and species.

Other videos in this series are:

  • Shark movements – how tracking sharks has revealed startling new insights into their behaviour
  • Southern Ocean and Climate – shows how processes in the Southern Ocean play a key role in global climate
  • Antarctic glacial melting – Data from IMOS funded moorings off the Totten and Mertz glaciers show that warm water beneath the ice shelf is causing ice loss
  • Ocean Data portal – a guide to accessing IMOS data collections as easy as 1,2,3.

 

 

The aim of this collection of videos is to represent the diversity of IMOS data collections and collectors, partners and end-users.

Keep an eye out for future episodes and do let us know if you have an idea for a new video.