Friday, March 22, 2013

Marine research.....


When I first saw this 'restricted entry' building sitting out on the edge of the coastline I was intrigued, imagining all sorts of weird things going on there :) Glass windows give researchers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean in all it's spectacular beauty (I wonder if they need a tea lady!). This research facility known now as Watermans Bay Marine Centre is due for refurbishment this year, it really needs it, being assaulted by the weather 24/7 takes it's toll, when it re-opens in 2014 as the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre it will 'be able to address greater challenges, risks and opportunities in the sustainable and safe use of marine resources, and in the conservation of the Indian Ocean's biodiversity and will build Australia's potential for international competitiveness through stimulating innovative research and the teaching and training of next generation researchers and will be the largest collaborative marine research partnership in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest marine research capability in the Indian Ocean Rim'. I'm hoping that when it reopens there may be a small window of opportunity for a public viewing, I would love to get in there and have a sticky beak! Hope you have a good Friday, take care. p.s. we pass this on our walk along the coast road.....



30 comments:

  1. Adorable color in this ocean and you got perfect shots. The second composition is glorious, I love the path and lines(perspective), the fence is beautiful!What a wonderful place!
    Léia

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  2. Oz rules the waves! Cool pic to muse on.

    Yes' tea please' G:-)

    Aloha

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  3. Sounds like this place will be up to some good work in the future. They certainly have a spectacular place to work.

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  4. Wow!! A spectacular place to work indeed!! What an incredible view!! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

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  5. I'd love to go in and take a look around with you

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  6. It must be quite an experience to be there during a storm! I hope that you get to have a tour when it reopens, Grace.

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  7. Hallo Grace,
    ahhh I really need some of that sun and the see as well !
    ciao

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  8. Gosh, that coastline looks fantastic. I certainly wouldn't mind having a peek through those windows. Isn't that a really cool path too!!!!

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  9. I'm sure someone in charge reads this blog and an invitation is already in the mail.

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  10. What good news to read that money is being invested somewhere to support marine research! And indeed it's very important that you do your part to make that successful: tea lady would go far, I'm sure. I do hope they have an open house.

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  11. We hope to find the solution for sustainability and biodiversity.
    These research centers are very necessary for the present and future, especially.
    Beautiful Landscape ... Australia is beautiful and picturesque.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  12. Now that's something we really need! What a fantastic location!

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  13. Yes Grace .... a tea lady job there would be great .... imagine looking out onto that glorious sea-scape every day.

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  14. Quite a place to come to work every day! Lovely shots, Grace!

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  15. How cool. If you get a chance to tour the center, remember your camera.

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  16. A much needed institute. Weather allows to reach for the sea again over here. Please have a good Friday ahead.

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  17. It is not much for looks, that is for sure. But it has an important purpose. If it does open to the public for a while when it re-opens, I know the girl to check it out for us!

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  18. The Indian Ocean is a very exotic idea for us, about as remote as something could be.

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  19. how mysterious - lol!
    I would love to take walks on that path, the view is amazing.

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  20. It must be wonderful to have that view as you work!

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  21. Doing a great job I am sure.

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  22. Sounds like a great institution, and as though your government is providing resources to keep it going. That's good news. And you're right about buildings on the water taking a beating. Esp. those along salt water shores!

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  23. i would like to go inside and see what they see from where they see it .. sticky beak .. i like that

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  24. The Indian Ocean is so beautiful, so much more clear and blue than the Pacific or the Atlantic...I wonder why?

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  25. What better location for a marine research center?

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  26. That is gorgeous! I wouldn't mind a peek myself (a super-early ambition of mine was to be a marine biologist, ha:)...would love a little meander down that inviting path!

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