Skip to content
Curtin University
Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST)

CMST in the media

2014

2013

  • State Government funds research into shark-repelling surfboards, Perth Now, December 31 2013.
  • Government grant to support 3D imaging of HMAS Sydney II and HSK Kormoran wrecks, Spatical Science News Bytes, Curtin Universtiy, August 2013.
  • Photo competition winners show science in all its glory, Curtin National Science Week, Aug 2013.
  • Acoustics use in Marine Environmental Management, pg. 4, 50 Solutions that count, Australian Technology Network of University. August 2013.
  • Whale monitoring using recordings, ABC Local Radio 891, Adelaide, 23 July 2013.
  • Whale song to be recorded, Great Southern, 17 July 2013.
  • Electronic Imaging Symposium 2013, IS&T Reporter, Vol. 28, No. 2 April - June 2013.
  • Whale cries to be captured in King George Sound, ABC South Coast WA, 26 June 2013.
  • Vollies watch Swan River dolphins, pg. 25, Echo Newspaper, 22 June 2013.
  • Swan River's dolphin population, Channel 10, Perth, Weekend News, Interviewees: Dr Kerry Taylor, Swan River Trust Researcher, Trudy Klessen, Dolphin Watcher Volunteer. Duration: 1 min 38 secs.WA scientists say the Swan River's dolphin population has bounced back since several deaths four years ago. Volunteers are helping Murdoch and Curtin University scientists in their research.. Tuesday 15 June 2013.
  • $0.5m security for wrecks of World War II tragedy, Subiaco Post, Perth, General News, pg 36, 282 words, 15 Jun 2013.
  • New analysis yields improvements in classic 3D imaging Technique, PRWeb, Monday 10 June 2013.
  • On the coast, Joondalup Weekender, Perth, General News, pg 2, 293 words, 6 Jun 2013.
  • Curtin FM Radio, Perth, Afternoons, Mike Tingle: 04 Jun 2013 12:42PM, Duration: 8 mins 18 secs. Interview with Alec Coles, CEO of the WA Museum. Coles says they have been granted a large sum of money and it is conjunction with Curtin University. He says $483,000 has been given to them as a Commonwealth Government Community Heritage Grant, which will allow them to revisit the wreck sites of HMAS Sydney II and HSK Kormoran. He says they will use the latest technology developed by Curtin University to re-image the sites and re-sample them. He says they are hoping to get further funding to utilise the digital imaging to provide virtual access to the wreck site. He says they would like to make it a permanent feature of the Geraldton Museum that they run and one of their partners, the National Maritime Museum in Sydney, is also very keen to utilise the data collected as well. He says one of the people they are working with is the chair of the Finding Sydney Foundation, Ted Graham, who has links to all the families involved and they are acutely aware of the sensitivities surrounding the project.  Interviewees: Alec Coles, CEO, WA Museum.
  • 6PR Perth Radio, The Way We Were, Steve Gordon: 02 Jun 2013 08:38PM, Duration: 13 mins 32 secs. Interview with WA Museum CEO Alec Coles. The Federal Government has made a grant of almost $500,000 to the WA Museum, allowing them to manage, conserve and interpret the 1941 wreck of the HMAS Sydney and the German raider Kormoran. Coles says they put out an application for community heritage grants and were successful in getting that. He talks about working with their partners at Curtin University, saying it recognises the significance of these item and the opportunity, adding they are using imaging technology to survey the wrecks. He discusses the wreck sites' condition, saying both ships lie approximately 2500 metres deep on the seabed. He says the project will need more funding. He says Curtin University's Andrew Hutchison is a driver of the project, and he discusses using remotely operative vehicles, mentioning DOF Subsea's donation. Gordon says the project will not be possible without the involvement of the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Navy, adding that they are sensitive sites. He talks about working with Sydney Foundation Chairman Ted Graham. He discusses rules about protection of ship wrecks. He also discusses creating a 3D virtual tour of the wrecks. Interviewees: Alec Coles, CEO, WA Museum.
  • Return to Sydney to create ’virtual visit’, Geraldton Guardian, Geraldton, pg 3, 429 words, 31 May 2013.
  • Hi-tech snaps shed light on war wrecks, Herald Sun, Melbourne, pg 22, 223 words, 31 May 2013.
  • $500,000 to probe Sydney tragedy, The West Australian, Perth, pg 101, 220 words, 31 May 2013.
  • HMAS Sydney wreck to be preserved on film, Sky News, 30 May 2013.
  • HMAS Sydney wreck to be preserved on film, Nine MSN, 30 May 2013.
  • WA museum grant to survey HMAS Sydney wreck, ABC News, 30 May 2013.
  • Imaging grant to give virtual access to Australia's greatest naval tragedy, WA Museum, 30 May 2013.
  • HMAS Sydney wreck to be preserved on film, The Australian, 30 May 2013.
  • HMAS Sydney wreck to be preserved on film, Herald Sun, 30 May 2013.
  • WA museum grant to survey HMAS Sydney wreck, Yahoo 7, 30 May 2013.
  • $500,000 grant for hi-tech HMAS Sydney pictures, Perth Now, 30 May 2013.
  • 720 ABC Perth, Perth, Mornings, Geoff Hutchison: 31 May 2013 11:30AM Duration: 4 mins 07 secs. Interview with Alec Coles, Chief Executive, WA Museum on a $483,000 grant given to the museum in order for it to survey and take high resolution 3D pictures of the wreck of HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran in conjunction with Curtin University. He says he is hopeful of an exhibition being available by 2016.  Interviewees: Alec Coles, Chief Executive, WA Museum.
  • Curtin FM, Perth, 13:00 News, Newsreader: 30 May 2013 1:02PM, Duration: 0 mins 28 secs. The HMAS Sydney wreck will be preserved on film after a heritage grant of close to $500,000 was handed to the WA Museum, who, along with Curtin University and other partners, will use high resolution imaging technology.
  • ABC Radio. ABC Kimberley, Broome, Mornings, Vanessa Mills: 30 May 2013 11:30AM, Duration: 4 mins 22 secs
    Mills says HMAS Sydney sank after a battle with a German raider, and was found off Geraldton in 2008. She says the WA Museum recently received funding to conduct a survey with Curtin University using imaging technology. She plays an excerpt from an interview with Alec Coles, CEO, WA Museum, about the survey. Coles says they are responsible under Commonwealth legislation for looking after the shipwrecks. He says they will capture high quality images of the wrecks for an interactive museum exhibit.
  • ABC Radio News Perth, 30 May 2013.
  • ABC Radio, ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt, Geraldton, Breakfast, David Bone: 30 May 2013 7:17AM. Duration: 5 mins 15 secs. Interview with Alec Coles, chief executive, WA Museum. The museum has been given nearly $500,000 to take new images of the HMAS Sydney and the Kormoran. Coles says they're working with Curtin University to develop imaging equipment for the mission.
  • ABC Radio: ABC South Coast WA, Albany, Mornings, John Cecil: 30 May 2013 11:09AM. Duration: 7 mins 04 secs. Interview with Alec Coles, CEO, WA Museum. Coles discusses the funding which has been given to the museum to investigate the wrecks of the HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. he says the museum has partnered with Curtin University and DOF Subsea to explore the wrecks and construct 3D images. He says this would allow the public to virtually visit the site.
  • WA museum grant to survey HMAS Sydney wreck, ABC News Online, 30 May 2013.
  • Imaging grant to give virtual access to Australia’s greatest naval tragedy, Press release, WA Museum, 29 May 2013.
  • New analysis yields improvements in a classic 3-D imaging technique, Science News, 25 May 2013.
  • New analysis yields improvments in a classic 3D imaging technique, Phys Org, 24 May 2013.
  • Western Australian Fellowships, Curtin News, Friday 10 May 2013.
  • Curtin welcomes two Western Australian Research Fellows, Curtin Media Release, Friday 10 May 2013.
  • New analysis yields improvments in a classic 3D imaging technique, ABC News Charleston, 10 May 2013
  • Asylum fishing boat built for four, The West Australian, Thur 11 April 2013.
  • Marine Science, Australian Sustainable Development Institute Newsletter, Curtin University, pg. 3, March 2013.
  • Secrets to a sound ocean, Final edit, version 2a. WWF Canada, 18 March 2013.
  • Innovation to deter sharks from our beaches, State of the Future, Industry, Science and Innovation News, Edition 24, March 2013.
  • Taming the sharks, Background Briefing, ABC Radio National, Saturday 9 March, 2013.
  • Curtin University turn their Sonar Heads to shark detection, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, January 2013.
  • Blue whales focus of study, Busselton Dunsborough Times, Friday 4 January, 2013.

2012

2011

2010

2009