November 28, 2018

Original article by Gus McCubbing

A mosquito-like buzzing sound has filled Deakin's Warrnambool Campus this week as students engaged in a new course involving drones.

The five-day intensive unit, taken up by 22 Deakin students from Warrnambool, Burwood and Geelong, is te...

October 9, 2018

Drones, remotely operated underwater vehicles, advanced sonar, and a purpose-built research vessel are just some of the high-tech tools Deakin University’s Marine Mapping group are using in their work to map and monitor coastal areas of Victoria and beyond.

Daniel Ierod...

February 6, 2018

Mapping the ocean floor and observing sea life were just two of the experiences Deakin University students Sam Wines and Danielle Harmshaw had as members of the inaugural CAPSTAN sea training voyage in November last year.

Twenty students representing 12 Australian unive...

Victoria is home to a unique marine ecosystem. Due to geographic remoteness and ocean currents, the animals and plants in the state’s waters have evolved in relative isolation from the rest of the world. It is globally recognised as a hotspot of marine species diversit...

November 8, 2017

Scientists are using sonar to get a detailed picture of the seafloor off the coast of eastern Victoria, in what is likely to be a expedition of discovery.

Bunurong Marine National Park, near Cape Paterson in Gippsland, covers 2,100 hectares and is home to 87 different s...

September 12, 2017

Researchers could keep better track of life in protected marine reefs thanks to a Warrnambool student’s work.

PhD student Sarah Murfitt from Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus is looking into the use of drones to monitor algae and invertebrates in marine envir...

August 17, 2017

A new online portal will give researchers access to valuable data collections about Victoria’s seafloor and coastal ecosystems. 

Deakin University is leading a collaborative project to collate marine data that might otherwise be lost to the scientific community, and arc...

July 22, 2017

As human populations increase around the world, so does pressure on the marine environment from anthropogenic activities. There is now a high demand for high-resolution maps of benthic substrates and habitats to help in development of effective management measures. Thi...

July 22, 2017

A better understanding of the links between benthic habitat, oceanography, and fisheries productivity is a major priority of the abalone and rock lobster industry, to improve sustainable management of these important natural resources. It is important that the scales o...

June 20, 2017

Aerial imagery collected before and after major storms is ideal for the assessment of coastal landscape change driven by individual high-magnitude events. Using traditional satellite sensors and manned aerial systems, however, can be challenging due to issues related t...

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