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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)

CURRENTLY ACTIVE PROJECTS
Indian Ocean
Productivity
Australian Cloud Climatology ARC Discovery,
Southern Ocean
Bio-optics
ARC LIEF16,
Thetis profiler
Antarctic Circumnavigation
Experiment (ACE)
Indian Ocean
Research Voyage
IMOS Ocean colour
sub-facility
BOUSSOLE
PAST (Recent), COMPLETED PROJECTS
IMOS Radiometry
Task Team
WASTAC TERN/Auscover WAMSI Kimberley WAMSI
Dredging Node

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 Project title: “A Pilot Study In Improving The Health of At-Risk Western Australian Estuaries: Assessing The Relationship Between On-Land Water Use and Estuarine Health.”
Funded by: Western Australian Satellite Technology and Applications Consortium (WASTAC) Small Grants Scheme
Researchers: David Antoine (PI), Eriita Jones, Kieryn Kilminster (DWER)

Period: 2020-2022
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 Project title: “Indian Ocean carbon Export: Quantifying the Carbon Export Potential of the Marine Microbial Community in an Oligotrophic Ocean Desert”

Funded by: Curtin University Faculty of Science & Engineering Research & Development Committee

Researchers: Charlotte Robinson (PI), David Antoine

Period: 2019-2021




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Project title: “Australian Cloud Climatology”
Funded by: Federal Government
Researchers: Merv Lynch, Brett Nener (UWA), Helen Chedzey and David Herne
Period: 2018-2019
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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
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                                                                      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 nce 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 frame 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 Treshnykov, ACE expedition, photo N. Schuback

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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: Australia IMOS satellite ocean colour sub-facility
Funded by: IMOS
Researchers: David Antoine (PI), Matt Slivkoff
Period: 2019-2022


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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

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Project title: “Developing data processing tools for the Sentinel 3 OLCI sensor

Unfunded
Lead CI
:  David Antoine
Period: 2017 - ongoing

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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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“The IMOS radiometry task Team (RTT)”
Funded by: The Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS).
Lead CI: David Antoine
Period: 2016-2017.
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Sentinel2-MSI true colour image © ESA, Copernicus Australia

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WASTAC

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

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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

                                                              

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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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