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Great Australian Bight Research Program


BP, CSIRO, SARDI, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University are working on a $20 million research program to better understand the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight

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Welcome to the Great Australian Research Program website.

The Great Australian Bight Research Program is a four-year, $20 million research program to improve understanding of the environmental, economic and social values of the Great Australian Bight.

It is a collaboration between BP, CSIRO, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.

This study brings together multi-disciplinary research teams comprising more than 100 of Australia's scientists and technical staff who are leaders in their field, focused on seven major research themes.

The oceanography, ecology and geochemistry of the Bight will be studied together with the socio-economic research on communities and businesses dependent on the region.

The Great Australian Bight Research Program seeks to build the first integrated model of how the biological and physical systems of the Great Australian Bight are linked and influenced by the environment around them.

The aim of the program is to help balance human activity and sustainability; to ensure future developments co-exist with the area's environment, industries and the community.

Fact sheet: Great Australian Bight Research Program fact sheet (PDF 727KB)

The Great Australian Bight Research Program - Building a bigger picture of the
Bight (PDF 1,143KB)


The Great Australian Bight Research Program is a collaboration between BP, CSIRO, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the University of Adelaide, and Flinders University.