Mapping Complex Benthic Habitats!

Biodiversity in or on the seabed can be characterised by ecologically important benthic communities and habitats (BCH). BCH can consist of superficial taxa such as photosynthetic seagrasses, algae and corals as well as subsurface critters like worms and molluscs that generate their energy from consuming organic matter and other organisms.  Through an extensive portfolio of…

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Hydrobiology WA- New Groundwater Capability!

Hydrobiology recently expanded its capabilities to conduct ground water dating in the remote eastern Pilbara by sampling numerous artesian and deep bores. This was conducted in partnership with Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) who will use various isotope dating techniques to identify the age of the water in the regional aquifers. The 14…

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HYDROBIOLOGY- FINALIST IN THE 2023 PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND’S EXPORT AWARDS!

We are very excited to announce that Hydrobiology is a Finalist once again in the 2023 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards in the ‘Sustainability and Green Economy’ category.   The awards are led by Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ), and this year there are 43 companies competing across 15 national categories, with the overall winner to be named ‘Queensland Exporter of the Year’ and progress to…

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World Mental Health Day 2023

Today is ‘World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2023’ promoting “Our Minds, Our Rights” and specifically within Australia; ‘Queensland Mental Health Week (7th – 15th October 2023) promoting “Awareness. Belonging. Connection”. The World Health Organisation describes today as “an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme: ‘Mental health is a universal human…

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AMSA WA ‘Marine Snap Chat’ Event 2023

Last week, Dr Aidan Long (Environmental Scientist) and Kesia Savill (Environmental Scientist) from our Hydrobiology WA office, presented at the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) WA ‘Marine Snap Chat’ Event, showcasing some interesting new research the WA Team has completed. Aidan spoke about modelling 5 years of marine water quality data at Koolan Island to…

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Hydrobiology’s Drone / UAV Capabilities

Hydrobiology has integrated drone imagery and data to complement and enhance field studies since 2017. In April, our Western Australia office was awarded the CASA Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operator’s Certificate. We are happy to offer existing and new clients our UAV-generated high resolution RTK-fixed georeferenced 3D Models, point clouds, Digital Surface Models (DSMs), 2D orthomosaics…

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Hydrobiology attends Subsea Energy Australia Forum 2023

Dr. Sander Scheffers of Hydrobiology delivered a compelling presentation at the Subsea Energy Australia Forum last Thursday, shedding light on the decommissioning potential within the offshore industry. He emphasized the crucial role of regulatory frameworks, notably NOPSEMA, in guiding responsible decommissioning practices. Dr. Scheffers advocated for Nature-Based Solutions (NbS) as a sustainable and biodiversity enhancing…

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Hydrobiology’s Offshore Renewables Capability

Hydrobiology welcomes last week’s announcement from Minister Chris Bowen, with public consultations due to open for the remaining two proposed offshore renewables areas by the end of 2023. With a potential declaration by mid-2024 for the Perth-Bunbury area (Whadjuk, Pindjarup and Wardandi sea country), our local knowledge can help deliver the best environmental outcome for…

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