Jan 07, 2021

Port partnership leads to better science and safety

Port partnership leads to better science and safety

The CSIRO, has joined with Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) to better understand the environment and improve safety systems.

It’s comes in the form of a new water quality and wind monitoring station installed at the Port of Bundaberg.

The equipment is located on top of a pylon in the mouth of the river and is expected to collect a more comprehensive data.

It’s an upgrade from what CSIRO was previously using at the Sir Thomas Hiley Wharf to measure water quality and wind.

CSIRO Research Scientist Geoffrey Carlin said the pylon at the Port of Bundaberg is well positioned for monitoring the effects on coastal waters and the effects on reefs.

As well as keeping an eye on the environment, the monitoring technology will be able to send real time updates to assist our marine pilots further in navigating ships safely in and out of the Port.

Raw data will also be accessible in real time on the CSIRO website.