The main entrance of the CSIRO CELS site in Floreat, Perth, Western Australia.

The Centre for Environment and Life Sciences is an 11 hectare campus in Floreat, Perth.

Perth: Floreat, WA (Centre for Environment and Life Sciences (CELS))

CELS draws together the capabilities of seven CSIRO research areas to provide solutions to environmental management problems and improve the health of Australians.

  • 11 November 2010 | Updated 9 August 2012

The CSIRO Centre for Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) is an 11 hectare multi-disciplinary campus situated in the Perth suburb of Floreat, Western Australia that houses approximately 300 CSIRO staff.

Research conducted at CELS addresses national research priorities related to a sustainable marine and terrestrial Australian environment, promoting and maintaining good health, the development of frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries and safeguarding Australia.

CELS staff provide a diverse range of skills and experience, enabling CSIRO to draw together expertise from many disciplines to address complex problems.

The seven key research areas at CELS are:

  • Ecosystem Sciences
  • Land and Water
  • Animal, Food and Health Sciences
  • Marine and Atmospheric Research
  • Mathematics, Informatics & Statistics
  • Plant Industry
  • Australian e-Health Research Centre/CSIRO ICT Centre

There are a number of organisations co-located on site including Landgate, the Satellite Remote Sensing Services group of the WA Land Information Authority, and the Department of Agriculture and Food WA.


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