IMOS OceanCurrent

Surface Currents and Temperature

Up to date ocean information around Australia.

OceanCurrent News

Maps of sea level and surface currents like you've never seen before

David Griffin

1 March, 2024

Great news for anyone interested in ocean currents: SWOT data is now available, and is much better than expected! SWOT is a new type of satellite altimeter. Instead of just measuring sea level directly...

A Bonney Bloom

Gabriela S. Pilo, Larissa Patricio-Valerio, and Edward King

2 February, 2024

Late last year we took note of the persistent upwelling along the Bonney Coast. Indeed, the ocean conditions led to a phytoplankton bloom, evident in our maps of ocean colour (Figure 1) and in true...

Sydney to Hobart race conditions: exceptional currents

David Griffin and Gabriela S. Pilo

22 December, 2023

We have exceptional ocean conditions for this year's race, as far as favourable currents are concerned, thanks to the combined effect of four warm-core (anti-clockwise rotating) eddies and one cold-core...