Schematic of the major surface
currents in the east-southeast Indian Ocean. (from Feng et al.
2003) [From the report Physical Oceanography of the South Western
The reports available on this page provide an overview
of the research conducted by CSIRO and its collaborators in WA
Universities and State government agencies in SRFME.
Note: these reports are extracted from the SRFME
Final Report Volume 2: The SRFME Core Projects [PDF 21.6 Mb].
Oceanography of the South Western Australian Shelf [43
pages, PDF 5.7 MB]
Seasonal Chl-a patterns and eddy-driven transport,
Decadal and climate-change signals,
Indian Ocean dipole,
Wave Propagation and Dissipation,
Feng, Peter Craig (Project Leader), Chris Fandry,
Jim Greenwood, Nugzar Margvelashvili, Alan Pearce,
Graham Symonds (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric
and Shelf Pelagic Community Structure: Pattern and
pages, PDF 4 MB]
and Spatial Variability in Biophysical Oceanography Across
the Continental Shelf and Slope,
Nearshore Sediment/Water Column Exchange Processes,
Phytoplankton Community Structure,
Bio-optics and Remote Sensing,
Mesozooplankton Community Dynamics, Grazing and Secondary
Koslow (Project Leader), Peter Fearns, Ming Feng, Jim Greenwood,
Christine Hanson, Tim Harriden, Martin Lourey, Nick Mortimer,
Alan Pearce, Joanna Strzelecki, Lesley Clementson, Rudy Kloser,
Tim Ryan, Peter Thompson, Karen Wild-Allen (CSIRO Marine
and Atmospheric Research). Harriet Paterson, Stephane Pesant,
Anya Waite. (University of Western Australia). Barbara Muhling,
Lynnath Beckley (Murdoch University). Leon Majewski (Curtin
University). Ashrafi Begum (Department of Environment).
and Shelf Biogeochemistry and Modelling
[63 pages, PDF 6 MB]
Phytoplankton Dynamics: Biomass and Production,
Phytoplankton Dynamics: Investigating the Underlying Biophysical
Regional Biogeochemistry from Modelling
Koslow (Project Leader), Jim Greenwood, Martin Lourey, Uwe
Rosebrock, Karen Wild-Allen, Nugzar Margvelashvili (CSIRO
Marine and Atmospheric Research). Stephane Pesant (The University
of Western Australia).
Ecosystem Structure: Spatial and Temporal Variability
in Animal and Plant Diversity
[52 pages, PDF
Seasonal dynamics in reef algal communities,
Regional trends in reef algal communities,
Spatial variation in reef algal community structure,
Regional trends in reef invertebrate communities,
Regional trends in fish communities,
Environmental correlates of reef algal community structure,
Relationships between algal communities and faunal diversity
Shallow water habitat mapping.
Babcock (Project Leader), Geordie Clapin, Phillip England,
Nicole Murphy, Julia Phillips, Alison Sampey, Mat Vanderklift,
Mark Westera (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research).
pages, PDF 760 KB]
Authors: Russ Babcock (Project
Leader), Geordie Clapin, Phillip England, Matt Kleczkowski,
Martin Lourey, Nicole Murphy, Julia Phillips, Alison Sampey,
Mat Vanderklift, Jason Waring, (CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric
Research). Kylie Cook, Catriona Stuart-Andrews, Kris Waddington
(University of Western Australia).
Thomas Wernberg (Edith Cowan University).
Topics: Wave Modelling and Patterns
of Diversity in Benthic Communities,
Inshore Versus Offshore
Trends in Key Ecological Processes,
Role of Predators in Structuring Benthic Communities.
and Data Delivery
[8 pages, PDF 716 KB]
Authors: Jason Waring, Hiski Kippo
and Irshad Nainar (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research)
Topics: Recognising the importance
of data archiving and data accessibility, SRFME has developed
software tools that will allow WA marine managers, and the
broader researcher community to interactively explore and
visualise SRFME datasets and datasets from other projects.
The four products that have been developed are:
• Argo website
• Aus-ConnIe website
• Data Interrogation and Visualisation Environment