Topic: Environment

Adelaide team helps reopen world-class wetlands

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), SGT Jake Sims (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Atkins looks out over Elizabeth Reef in search of unexploded ordnance on a MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide. (photo: Sergeant Jake Sims)

Leading Seaman Daniel Atkins looks out over Elizabeth Reef in search of unexploded ordnance on a MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have helped to reopen access to Elizabeth Reef, one of the world's most significant and biologically diverse coral reefs situated within the Lord Howe Marine Park.

Fleet to take War on Waste initiative to next level

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commodore Robert Plath, left, and Captain Bernard York from the Fleet War on Waste Committee, on the wharf opposite HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Commodore Robert Plath, left, and Captain Bernard York from the Fleet War on Waste Committee, on the wharf opposite HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.

Buoyed by a significant reduction in landfill waste over the last year, the Fleet War on Waste Committee is preparing to expand its activities at ships and bases nationally and encourage wider participation in its waste reduction efforts across Navy.

Protect and preserve the Plover population

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Banded Lapwings, aka Plovers, have taken to nesting around HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, WA. In keeping with the Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the environment, actions have been taken around the base to protect the new families. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Banded Lapwings, aka Plovers, have taken to nesting around HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, WA. In keeping with the Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the environment, actions have been taken around the base to protect the new families.

Springtime at Garden Island, WA is a busy time of births and new beginnings for the many bird species of the island, so a proactive approach has been taken to sustainably manage the estate and protect the natural heritage and environmental assets.

Navy’s role in sustainable management practices: in focus on World Oceans Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), POIS Helen Frank (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Daniel Bird, left, and Leading Aircraftman Aiden Galea free a turtle from a discarded fishing net in northern Australian waters, in 2014. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Daniel Bird, left, and Leading Aircraftman Aiden Galea free a turtle from a discarded fishing net in northern Australian waters, in 2014.

Today the world’s oceans are a vital trade link for countries, supply 3.1 billion people with their primary source of protein, and are recognised for their integral contribution to life on earth.

New weapon unveiled in Fleet’s War on Waste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

(L-R) Maritime Logistics Chefs, Leading Seaman Christopher Martin, Seaman Christine Osborne and Able Seaman Emily Churchyard learn how to operate the dehydrator machine once the food waste has been added as part of their training by Veolia Technical Manager Separation Processes, John Hernage. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

(L-R) Maritime Logistics Chefs, Leading Seaman Christopher Martin, Seaman Christine Osborne and Able Seaman Emily Churchyard learn how to operate the dehydrator machine once the food waste has been added as part of their training by Veolia Technical Manager Separation Processes, John Hernage.

Chefs at HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney have a new weapon at their disposal to aid in the Fleet’s war on waste - a food waste dehydrator is capable of reducing 100kg of organic waste by up to 90% of its volume.

Innovation shines bright

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Bradley Martin holds his prototype LED lighting system. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Bradley Martin holds his prototype LED lighting system.

A sailor’s efforts to be the driving force behind an innovative adaptation to ship lighting systems has recently been recognised by the Centre of Innovation at Fleet Base East.

First salvo fired in the Fleet ‘War on Waste’

Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jerry Rupnik, left, and Veolia Regional Contracts Manager NSW - Defence Mr Brad Bowman stand with the new Veolia commingled bins delivered to Port Services at Fleet Base East in Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jerry Rupnik, left, and Veolia Regional Contracts Manager NSW - Defence Mr Brad Bowman stand with the new Veolia commingled bins delivered to Port Services at Fleet Base East in Sydney, NSW.

A Fleet-wide campaign to significantly cut waste has taken an important step forward with the delivery of ‘commingled’ bins to complement the existing paper/cardboard recycling options at Fleet Base East.

Navy helps Sri Lanka reduce its plastic footprint

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Members of Joint Task Force 661 and the local community with a pile of rubbish collected at Colombo's Mount Lavinia Beach clean up day in Sri Lanka during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Members of Joint Task Force 661 and the local community with a pile of rubbish collected at Colombo's Mount Lavinia Beach clean up day in Sri Lanka during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

Sri Lankan volunteers along with members of the Sri Lankan Navy and the Australian Defence Force recently took to Mount Lavinia Beach in Colombo to reduce its plastic footprint.

Turtle released while protecting Australian fisheries

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

The crew of HMAS Childers prepares to release Franklin the Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean. (photo: )

The crew of HMAS Childers prepares to release Franklin the Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean.

The release of a rescued Green Sea Turtle back into the ocean by HMAS Childers has capped a successful few months for Royal Australian Navy Patrol Boats in the Top End on their mission to protect Australia’s natural resources.

Sustainable environmental vision

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), LSIS Bill Louys (photographer)

Sunset over Jervis Bay. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bill Louys)

Sunset over Jervis Bay.

The recently issued 2016 Defence Environmental Policy and 2016-2036 Defence Environment Strategy said it all in the vision statement: Defence will be a leader in sustainable environmental management to support the capability to defend Australia and its national interests.