Whyalla students build live-streaming rig to study cuttlefish aggregation in citizen science project. Read here: ab.co/3c46KsH

We are Live! πŸŽ₯

Thanks to our crowdfund supporters who made this happen!

Enjoy the wondrous Rapid Bay underwater world live from your lounge rooms during daylight hours here - bit.ly/3sDLIaC

Are Octopuses Well-armed to Survive the Climate Crisis? Read here - bit.ly/3lgc2o2

πŸ“Έ Christian Gloor

Celebrating 10k raised!!

We've just raised funds to deploy a live streaming camera at one of our favourite dive sites Rapid Bay which is home to the elusive leafy seadragon!

We cant wait to get this camera down and share it with you all πŸŽ₯

Ocean data and technology often remains inaccessible and cost-prohibitive, limiting access to well-funded researchers. At AusOcean, we're changing this.

Learn more about our student-led citizen science program Network Blue - bit.ly/3s3mDoL

We're developing South Australia's first live-streaming underwater camera using low-cost, open source camera hardware πŸŽ₯

We plan to deploy at Rapid Bay, one of South Australia's best dive sites, home to the leafy sea dragon!

This stream will be available for anyone in the world to access and explore for free 🐟 🐠 🐑

More info - chuffed.org/project/rapid-bay-

Our student-led citizen science program Network Blue, puts ocean technology in the hands of schools, students and community groups who often have limited access to data and technology 🌊

Read more here: blog.ausocean.org/2020/09/netw

We're using low-cost speaker technology to restore Australia's most threatened marine ecosystem πŸ”Š 🌊

Can you guess what it is?
Learn more here:

The refers to the unique and diverse collection of marine that colonise marine . These include bacteria, fungi, plankton and also viruses, which are very topical at the moment due to Covid-19.

In different parts of the world, harmful microbes such as pathogens were found to have β€œhitch hiked rides” on marine plastic. If this happens in South Australian waters, remains an unknown.

Learn more about interesting research coming our of South Australia - blog.ausocean.org/2021/01/the-

South Australia is home to the worlds only known giant cuttlefish aggregation. Or, as we like to call it - Natures biggest orgy πŸ’™

Read more here: Beneath the Waves at South Australia's Giant Cuttlefish Marine Spectacle bit.ly/3tBJXLT

are considered to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates, and for a good reason! πŸ™

Read on to learn some facts about octopuses that will turn them into your favourite animal:

The AusOcean "rig" is a low-cost sea surface platform for supporting ocean science in coastal waters. Despite their relatively small size, rigs have been successfully deployed in South Australian coastal waters for many months at a time, proving to be very reliable against harsh oceanic conditions.

Read more about our rigs here:

Open source tools provide an economic advantage for science.

Review finds significant cost savings when using free and open source scientific hardware over proprietary equivalents -bit.ly/2KRJXWB

The holy grail of underwater video technology is the development of software which can automatically identify species 🐠 🐟 🐑

This means creating software which performs accurate count, size, and species ID of fish and other marine species in real-time πŸŽ₯

Such applications will revolutionise the way marine science is conducted and drastically expand our data acquisition capabilities.

Read more here - blog.ausocean.org/2020/05/dete

We've developed a low-cost, open-source, live streaming underwater camera designed for long-term continuous immersion for ~$200 πŸ’Έ

Made from PVC pipe, everything you need to construct this camera can be bought from your local hardware/electronics stores πŸŽ₯

Read more about the evolution of our low-cost underwater camera technology here: shorturl.at/cjHVW

AusOcean's mission is to help our oceans through technology. One way we're achieving that is with software, and "open-source software" in particular. In a nutshell, open-source software right holders grant others the rights to study, change, and distribute the software with few restrictions. Using open-source software means we don't have to re-invent the proverbial wheel all the time.

Read more from our founder here: Our mission, Open source Software and Go rb.gy/pmvafr

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