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16.10.2015 03:23 Age: 1 year
Category: AATAMS, Home Slider, NSW-IMOS, Q-IMOS

New video series launched: IMOS in MOcean

A new series of videos to highlight the collection, use and impact of IMOS data.


Screen shot from the first in the new video series 'IMOS in MOcean'

There are many fascinating stories of marine observations and the people behind them. We tell these stories verbally, in print and in electronic media like websites and Facebook.

Now you can meet the people behind the variety of marine observations that make up the IMOS data collection. Today, IMOS introduces a brand new series of videos called 'IMOS in MOcean'.

In our first episode, Dr Michelle Heupel from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) talks about her research tracking sharks. Michelle describes the surprising results that demonstrated the long-range migration of bull sharks from Sydney Harbour to the Great Barrier Reef. 

Michelle explains how knowledge of marine animal movements can inform decisions about marine resource management, for example when planning or managing marine protected areas.

This new video represents the work of the IMOS Animal tracking facility and how partners such as AIMS collect and use the data.

Other videos currently in various stages of production are:

  • OceanCurrent – the people behind the valuable up-to-date ocean maps
  • Southern Ocean and Climate – shows how processes in the Southern Ocean play a key role in global climate
  • Totten and Mertz glaciers – looks at how warming 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
  • IMOS: an overview – takes a step back and explains what IMOS is about and why time-series observations are so important

A number of other videos are being planned so that the collection of videos will eventually represent the diversity of 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.

> Visit the IMOS in MOcean collection