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We are Australia's national science organisation and one of the largest and most diverse scientific research organisations in the world. Our National Research Flagships focus on the biggest challenges facing the nation. We also manage national research infrastructure and collections.
From our broad range of collections down to specific case studies on animals, plants and ecosystems, we're studying a range of Australian animals and plants to better understand, protect and strengthen our rich biodiversity.
We manage Australia's leading facilities for radio astronomy and spacecraft tracking, we're internationally renowned for our radio astronomy research and engineering expertise, and we're helping to shape the Square Kilometre Array.
From our oceans and coasts, landscapes and inland waters, to our atmosphere and climate, CSIRO research is helping to maintain the integrity of our environments and ensure our natural resources are used sustainably.
Our diverse food and farming research ranges from studying the make-up of our crops and animals to the methods and food processing technologies we develop to produce healthier, safer and more sustainable food.
We're working to prevent illnesses, develop a better understanding of diseases, and improve treatment and recovery in a range of medical conditions to help people live healthier lives.
From smartphone apps and robotics, to wearable technology and next gen wireless, we're providing innovative information technology solutions that are helping to secure Australia's digital future.
Mining and manufacturing that is innovative, productive, competitive and sustainable is vital to Australia’s current and future prosperity. This section highlights some of our key advances in the mining and manufacturing sectors.
Australia’s growth and way of life is underpinned by access to affordable and sustainable energy sources. Find out more about our diverse portfolio of research.
Our Agriculture Flagship is helping Australian farmers and industry improve productivity and sustainability across the agriculture sector.
CSIRO's Biosecurity Flagship helps to protect Australia from biosecurity threats and risks posed by serious exotic and endemic pests and diseases.
Working with our partners, we're delivering innovation in science and technology for the development of Australia's digital future.
We are pioneering low-emission technologies that create value for industry and households and provide the knowledge which will help guide Australia towards a smart, secure energy future.
Our science makes a positive and transformational impact to Australia through innovation in the food, health and bioproducts industries.
With our partners we aim to deliver innovative solutions to the complex challenges that arise from the demands and impacts of human activities on the environment.
We're helping Australian manufacturers change focus from heavy industry to high tech products based on sustainable, advanced manufacturing processes.
Our innovative solutions continue to save time and energy, cut costs, boost productivity and improve environmental and community outcomes for the mineral resources sector.
The Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship provides the knowledge to manage Australia's marine estate and atmospheric environment.
We manage a number of collections of animal and plant specimens that provides vital information and resources about Australia's biodiversity.
We host Australia’s national research facilities and scientific infrastructure on behalf of the nation to assist with the delivery of research.
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Last updated: Last updated: 23 August 2015
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