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Our research

The RSSRG carry out a number of research projects, details about which being accessible below  
(click on “Learn more” or the images)

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“Robotic investigation of phytoplankton and optical properties in the Southern Ocean waters”.
Funded by
: The Australian Research Council (ARC); Discovery Scheme 2016.
Lead CI
: David Antoine
Period
: 2017-2020
Learn more here
 

                                                                                 
                                                                      
Computer-generated image of the Polar POD © http://www.jeanlouisetienne.com/polarpod/EN/index.cfm

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“The marine productivity buoy: an innovative multi-parametric moored underwater profiler”

Funded by: The Australian Research Council (ARC); Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities scheme 2016.
Lead CI
: David Antoine
Period
: 2017-2018.          Learn more here


The tethis profiler being deployed off Rottnest Island, WA

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“A bio-optical approach to understanding long term changes in phytoplankton abundance and composition in the Southern Ocean and their impact on the biological productivity”

Carried out in the framework of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE)
Funded by
: ACE was a scientific expedition carried out under the auspices of the Swiss Polar Institute,  supported by funding from the ACE Foundation and Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
Lead CI
: David Antoine
Period
: 2017-2019                     Learn more here

Radiometers deployed at the bow of the R/V Akademik Treshnikov, ACE expedition, photo N. Schuback

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“The IMOS radiometry task Team (RTT)”
Funded by
: The Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS).
Lead CI
: David Antoine
Period
: 2016-2017.
Learn more here
 

Sentinel2-MSI true colour image © ESA, Copernicus Australia

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MODIS-KMRP

Project title: “The Kimberley Marine Research Program, Project 4.1 Remote Sensing
Funded by: The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI).
Lead CI:  Peter Fearns
Period: 2013-2017

Learn more here, and here as well                                                                       Image of the Kimberley area, NW Australia, from the NASA MODIS sensor

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Project title: “Dredge Node, Project 3.4
Funded by
: The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI).
Lead CI:  Peter Fearns
Period: 2014-2017

Learn more here, and here as well

A dredge plume as seen from satellite remote sensing

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Project title: “A coupled bio-physical, ecosystem-scale, examination of Australia’s International Indian Ocean Expedition line
Supported by
: The Australia Marine National facility (MNF).
Lead CI
:  David Antoine (CI for the entire project: Lynnath Beckley, Murdoch University, Perth)
Period: Research voyage in May 2019 onboard the R/V Investigator


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Provisional cruise track for the 110°E Research voyage

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Project title: “NCRIS TERN AusCover – National-scale terrestrial ecosystem monitoring
Funded by
: The NCRIS TERN AusCover 
Lead CI
:  Peter Fearns
Period: 2010-2014

                                                                 Learn more here

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Project title: “Operationalizing processing of Himawarii-8 observations (Japanese geostationary meteorological satellite)
Funded by
: CSIRO and Landgate
Lead CI
:  Peter Fearns
Period: 2017-2018

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A view of the Earth from the Himawarii-8 satellite; credit JMS / JAXA

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Project title: “Bees and flowers

Funded by: Curtin University 
Lead CI
:  Peter Fearns
Period: 2015-2018

Learn more here

Image taken from: http://allthe2048.com/community-games/bees.html

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Project title: “BOUSSOLE (Buoy for the acquisition of a long-term optics time series)
Funded by
: European Space Agency (ESA), French Space Agency (CNES), French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Lead CI
:  David Antoine
Period: Started in 1999; on going until at least 2021

Learn more here

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Project title: “Developing data processing tools for the Sentinel 3 OLCI sensor
Unfunded
Lead CI
:  David Antoine
Period: 2017


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Composite image of the chlorophyll concentration around Australia in March 2017, from Sentinel3 OLCI reduced resolution observations. 
© RSSRG

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curtin dish

Project: Curtin’s participation in "Western Australian Satellite Technology and Applications Consortium” (WASTAC)
Funded by
: Curtin University, Murdoch University, Landgate, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), GeoSciences Australia (GA)
Lead CI: Merv Lynch
Period: 1970's - 2017

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Original WASTAC L-band receiving dish at Curtin University of Technology, Bentley

Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group, Curtin University, Bentley, WA 6102
[Designed with Karelia SandVox® and the Apex design from blueball design ®] © RSSRG 2017 Site map here