The fifth webinar in the GOBI webinar series was delivered successfully on Wednesday 13 January 2021, highlighting the impressive progress made by GOBI partner Fundación MarViva in describing and promoting the Costa Rica Thermal Dome. The webinar in full, together with the presentation slides, can be viewed on the GOBI YouTube channel. Many thanks toContinue Reading High Seas and coastal linkages
Pick up your copy of the latest edition of the GOBI newsletter – Winter 2020-21. Inside you will discover the progress made by the GOBI community during the past months, overcoming the challenges imposed by the pandemic. With such resilience on display front and centre, the prospects for progress in 2021 seem truly positive. LetContinue Reading Out now! New GOBI Newsletter – Winter 2020-21
The latest in the series of GOBI webinars – Bioregionalisation of the Indian and southwestern Pacific Ocean – has been delivered by Piers Dunstan, the project’s lead investigator at CSIRO. The presentation describes how the acquisition of data and development of bespoke mathematical models has resulted in the identification of naturally justifiable and distinct provincesContinue Reading Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans
The third in the GOBI webinar series – Seabird Tracking Data To Inform Marine Conservation – is now available to watch again online. The slides from the webinar can be downloaded here. More information on the background to this work and the publications that have emerged can be found here. With grateful thanks to MariaContinue Reading Webinar on seabird conservation now available
The second in the GOBI webinar series – Here there and everywhere: migratory connectivity in the ocean – is now available to watch again. Presentations slides are also available for download here. Tune in again on Thursday 26 November 2020 for the next GOBI webinar on seabird tracking data’s contribution to marine conservation.
The first of six webinars in the GOBI webinar series was delivered on Wednesday 28 October 2020, introducing Important Marine Mammal Areas – IMMAs. The presenters – Erich Hoyt, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and Simone Panigada, representing the Marine Mammal Protected Area Task Force – explained the concept of IMMAs and the efforts undertaken soContinue Reading Watch GOBI webinar on IMMAs
Starting on Wednesday 28 October 2020 and until January 2021, GOBI presents a series of six webinars, one for each of its major research themes, and presented by the research leads. They will highlight the results from the past four-and-a-half years’ work funded by Germany’s IKI grant. The one-hour webinars will include an interactive QuestionContinue Reading GOBI launches webinar series
Hydrothermal vents that have ceased venting superheated fluid temporarily (inactive) or permanently (extinct) can harbour large deposits of polymetallic sulphides in their chimney structures, which are of growing interest to deep-sea miners. Little is known about the animals that inhabit such structures, as the life-giving chemical soup no longer emanates from within. GOBI scientists are investigating whetherContinue Reading Inactive hydrothermal vents in the spotlight
While much of the world has been contending with the trials of a viral pandemic, GOBI colleagues and members of the Marine Mammal Protected Area Task Force have been busy reviewing candidate IMMA proposals from two recent regional IMMA workshops, as well as revamping the online repository of IMMA-related information. Their efforts have not been inContinue Reading New Important Marine Mammal Areas published
In this grave new world where public gatherings have been cancelled or postponed, the GOBI Newsletter has embraced the virtues of going virtual (and possibly viral – although that’s a contentious expression at present). The march of science is, however, relentless, and the GOBI partnership has not stopped in its pursuit of knowledge to supportContinue Reading The Summer 2020 GOBI Newsletter is out now!