- BSc (Hons), Meteorology and Oceanography, Flinders University, South Australia, Australia, 1983
- Investigating the role of upwelling, warming and mixing on the oceans' temperature structure with application to productivity hot spots and coral bleaching. The work combines the use of in situ observations, remote sensing and hydrodynamic modeling to address key coral reef and shelf circulation processes.
- A significant role is managing the implementation and delivery of the Queensland and Northern Australian Integrated Marine Observing System Mooring and Satellite Remote Sensing sub-facilities
AMOS Physical Oceanographic Expert Group Member
FRDC project Physical Oceanographic influences on Queensland reef fish and scallops 2013-2015 Steering Committee member (2013-2015)
Rigby P, Steinberg CR, Williams DK, Brinkman G, Brinkman R, Tonin H, Hughes D (2014) Real-time marine observing systems: Challenges, benefits and opportunities in Australian coastal waters. Australian Journal of Civil Engineering 12(1) 83-99, http://dx.doi.org/
Ganachaud A, Cravatte S, Melet A, Schiller A, Holbrook NJ, Sloyan BM, Widlansky MJ, Bowen M, Verron J, Wiles P, Ridgway K, Sutton P, Sprintall J, Steinberg C, Brassington G, Cai W, Davis R, Gasparin F, Gourdeau L, Hasegawa T, Kessler W, Maes C, Takahashi K, Richards KJ, Send U (2014) The Southwest Pacific Ocean circulation and climate experiment (SPICE) Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009678
Weeks SJ, Steinberg C, Congdon BC (2013) Oceanography and seabird foraging: within-season impacts of increasing sea-surface temperature on the Great Barrier Reef. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 490:247-254
Leahy SM, MJ Kingsford, CR Steinberg (2013) Do clouds save the Great Barrier Reef? Satellite imagery elucidates the cloud-SST relationship at the local scale. PLoS ONE 8 (7), e70400.
Mantovanelli, A, ML Heron, A Prytz, CR Steinberg, D Wisdom (2011) Validation of radar-based Lagrangian trajectories against surface-drogued drifters in the Coral Sea, Australia. Oceans'11 MTS/IEEE Kona, Hawai'i 19-22 September 2011.
Berkelmans R, Weeks SJ, Steinberg CR (2010) Upwelling linked to warm summers and bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Limnology and Oceanography 55:1849-1856.
Heron SF, Steinberg CR, Heron ML, Mantovanelli A, Jaffres JBD, Skirving WJ, McAllister F, Rigby P, Wisdom D, Bainbridge S (2010) Advancing ocean monitoring near coral reefs. EOS Transactions 91:369380.
Katsumata K, Wijffels SE, Steinberg CR, Brinkman R (2010) Variability of the semidiurnal tides observed on the Timor Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research 115: C1008.
Weeks SJ, Bakun A, Steinberg C, Brinkman R, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2010) The Capricorn Eddy: a prominent driver of the ecology and future of the southern Great Barrier. Coral Reefs 29: 975-985.
Schiller A, Ridgway KR, Steinberg CR, Oke PR (2009), Dynamics of Three Anomalous SST Events in the Coral Sea. Geophys. Res. Letters 36: L06606.
Steinberg C (2007) Impacts of climate change on the physical oceanography of the Great Barrier Reef, pp 51-74. In Johnson JE and Marshall PA [eds.], Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority & Australian Greenhouse Office.