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The Team

The Great Australian Bight Research Program combines the expertise, resources and capability of Australia's leading marine research institutes - CSIRO, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the University of Adelaide and Flinders University, as well as contributions from BP Subject Matter Experts.

Participants in the GAB Research Program

The Great Australian Bight Research Program brings together expertise, resources and capability of Australia's leading marine research institutes - CSIRO, SARDI, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.

Multi-disciplinary research teams comprising of more than 100 Australian scientists and technical staff who are leaders in their field focused on seven major research themes - oceanography, open water ecosystems, sea floor biodiversity, apex predators, petroleum systems, socio-economic analysis, and integration and modelling.

This globally significant study will reveal new insights into how the Great Australian Bight ecosystem operates and provide a scientific basis for sound decision-making to utilise and protect the environment.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is the South Australian Government's principal research institute. Its Aquatic Sciences Division has particular expertise in marine ecosystems, oceanography, marine protected species, and fisheries resource sciences covering wild fisheries and aquaculture.

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top one percent of universities in the world.

Flinders University has an international reputation for high quality research that includes a strong record of discovery and innovation in the areas of marine, environmental and earth sciences.

Project teams

Theme 1 - Oceanography

Theme 2 - Open Water Research

Theme 3 - Seafloor Biodiversity

Theme 4 - Apex Predators

Theme 5 - Petroleum Systems

Theme 6 - Socio-economic Analysis

Theme 7 - Integration and Modelling

 

 


 

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.