Steve Rintoul is the Leader, Aurora Australis marine science voyage.
Dr Rintoul is based at CSIRO's research site in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research was formed on 1 July 2005 by the merging of CSIRO Marine Research and CSIRO Atmospheric Research. Staff are located at sites in five states, with headquarters in Hobart.
Dr Rintoul is a physical oceanographer studying the role of the ocean in the Earth’s climate system, with a particular interest in the Southern Ocean.
Dr Rintoul was awarded the inaugural Georg Wüst Medal by the German Society of Marine Research in 2005.
His current interests include:
- ocean currents and how they affect Earth's climate
- the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current
- how ocean currents influence sea ice, biogeochemical cycles, and the distribution of biological productivity.