Science for our environment
CSIRO and its partners seek to develop solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges.
CSIRO is committed to the challenge of using science, combined with community and industry knowledge, to make sure that our ecosystems are sustainable for the long term prosperity of Australia.
Environmental and agricultural informatics: strength in numbers
Major issues such as climate change, sustainable fisheries and urban water quality benefit from CSIRO's statistical and mathematical expertise. Our methods are being adopted and, in some cases, mandated by state and federal governments, and international agencies.
Dr Beth Fulton: 2007 Life Scientist of the Year
Dr Beth Fulton was awarded the 2007 Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year in recognition of her impact on regional marine planning, fisheries management, and understanding climate change.
Sounding out life in the ocean
Commercial fishers are helping marine scientists to map and monitor food supplies available to top order predators in the oceans around Australia.
Carbon dioxide, the ocean and climate change
The world’s oceans absorb more than a quarter of the carbon dioxide generated by human activities, however as they do so, their chemistry changes. This could have serious consequences for marine life
Marine life and our changing climate
As our oceans warm, the ranges of marine species are likely to change as they adapt to the changing conditions. Nutrient availability and ocean acidification will also affect marine species as our climate changes.
Clever environmental management
CSIRO’s information and communication technologies and mathematical and statistical services are providing the information about complex natural systems needed to better manage our environment.
Gliders – a new window into our coastal seas
An autonomous underwater glider has just completed a successful 26-day monitoring of Storm Bay in southern Tasmania for CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship, covering a total distance of 490 km.
Biotechnology solutions for industry
CSIRO's biotechnology research delivers biotechnology applications for human health, agriculture, the environment and industrial biotechnology sectors.
Australasian ocean currents
Ocean currents have a significant impact on climate, and are in turn shaped by climatic conditions. The four main currents in the Australasian region are the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the Leeuwin Current, the Indonesian Throughflow and the East Australian Current.
Dr Andrew Poole: marshalling advanced materials in the war on biofouling
Dr Andrew Poole’s capabilities span materials science and biological science. He has worked on environmental biotechnology, including microbial separation of oil-in-water emulsions, and microbial treatment of strong effluents. He leads research teams on marine biofouling and eco-friendly protein fibres.