IMOS data has a diverse range of applications. The following are examples of how IMOS data have been applied.
- The Southern Ocean in a warming climate.
Project R1.1 of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Steve Rintoul, Nathan Bindoff. Funding: Cooperative Research Centre Program of the Australian Government.
- Ocean Forced Evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Project 1.2 of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Ben Galton-Fenzi, Richard Coleman. Funding: Cooperative Research Centre Program of the Australian Government.
- Carbon Uptake and Chemical Change.
Project R2.1 of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Tom Trull, Bronte Tilbrook, Andrew Bowie. Funding: Cooperative Research Centre Program of the Australian Government.
- Special Research Initiative (SRI) Antarctic Gateway Partnership for Antarctic and Southern Ocean research.
Richard Coleman, Ben Galton-Fenzi, Steve Rintoul. Funding: Australian Research Council.
- Australian Climate Change Science Program
The Australian Government’s largest and longest running climate change science programme. Its science and research aims to increase understanding of Australia’s climate, what it will be like in the future, and how best to prepare for expected changes.
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Climate System Science
An international research consortium to build on and improve existing understanding of the modeling of regional climates to enable enhanced adaptation to and management of climate change, particularly in the Australian region.
A partnership between CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, and the Royal Australian Navy, with the goal of developing an operational forecasting system for the global ocean circulation around Australia.
- Bureau of Meterology seasonal forecasts
- Antarctic Science Program
The Australian Antarctic Division conducts research in the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic and the subantarctic, addressing critical issues such as climate change, the human footprint on Antarctica and the increasing demands for food security caused by human population growth.
- Southern Ocean Observing System
The SOOS is an international initiative with the mission to coordinate and expand the efforts of all nations and programmes that gather data from the Southern Ocean, with the specific aim of developing a coherent and efficient observing system that will deliver the observations required to address key scientific and societal challenges.
- Pacific climate change science
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO are working with 15 partner countries to help generate scientific insight into the state of climate change in the Pacific now and in the future.
- International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP)
Promotes the development of a global network of ocean carbon observations for research through technical coordination and communication services, international agreements on standards and methods, and advocacy and links to the global observing systems.
- Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability and Change (CLIVAR)
One of the four core projects of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). International CLIVAR is a network of scientists and activities around the world that contribute to further understanding of the oceans and climate.
- Bureau of Meterology (BOM)
- Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
- The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)
- The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystem Co-operative Research Centre (ACE-CRC)
- Macquarie University
- Sydney Institute for Marine Science (SIMS)
- Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)
The Bluewater and Climate Node contributes to the following global programs:
The Bluewater and Climate Node contributes to the following regional observing systems: