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CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 11 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest information to underpin decisions about the challenges of climate change.
Australia's ocean, climate and geoscience research capability will more than double when its latest ocean-going research vessel joins the national fleet in 2013.
Understanding and predicting variability and change in Australia's ocean environment.
Marine scientists are trialling the first near-shore water temperature forecasts to assist Australia's aquaculture farm managers contending with rising ocean temperatures.
- CSIRO research on aquaculture genetics, nutrition and production supports the sustainable growth of marine farming in Australia.
- CSIRO is measuring and modelling carbon and nutrient cycling in estuarine, coastal and ocean systems to understand the environmetnal effects of human activities and global climate change.
- CSIRO is providing knowledge, tools and advice for marine environmental management and conservation planning in tune with the natural system.
- Assessing and advising on the conservation and management of coastal and marine resources and biodiversity.
- CSIRO, in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology, is creating systems for predicting Australia's air quality, weather and climate, including high impact events such as cyclones, severe storms and bushfires.
- Scientists are working to understand how interactions between the land and the atmosphere affect the Earth system.
- Scientists are developing climate forecasting systems and providing information on climate variability, change and adaptation.
- Scientists are developing Australia’s ‘next generation’ climate model: the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator.
- Understanding and predicting variability and change in Australia’s ocean environment
CMAR comprises about 550 staff located around Australia.
Dr Steve Rintoul is a Research Team Leader at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. He is internationally recognised as a leading authority on the circulation of the Southern Ocean and how it affects global climate systems.
Dr Bruce Mapstone believes outstanding science is essential to underpin Australia’s stewardship of the world’s third largest marine estate and Australian responses to changing climate.
In a career spanning more than 30 years in Australian climate and ocean science, Dr John Church’s research interests have increasingly centred on sea-level rise.
Dr Helen Cleugh leads CSIRO's research into the exchanges of water, gases and energy (heat) between the land and the atmosphere.
Dr Fulton is the developer of Atlantis, one of world’s most successful models in the field of ‘whole of ecosystem’ modelling for the marine environment.
Marine and Atmospheric Research houses a range of international-standard laboratories, collections and facilities.
The Marine National Facility supports research across Australia's vast ocean territory and adjoining oceans.
The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station in north-west Tasmania supplies vital information about changes to the atmospheric composition of the Southern Hemisphere. The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station supplies vital information about changes our Southern Hemisphere air.
The Australian National Fish Collection, based at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, is a comprehensive and internationally-renowned biodiversity reference and research facility.
This unique bank of Australian biodiversity contains marine and freshwater microalgal classes sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.
Marine and Atmospheric Research has several products and services available.
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) oceanographic calibration facility offers to calibrate a wide range of oceanographic instrumentation with a level of accuracy consistent with world’s best practice.
The Australian Air Quality Forecasting System predicts daily levels of photochemical smog, atmospheric particles (including wind-blown dust and smoke) and 22 other pollutants.
Tailored weather forecasts for industry and community clients.CSIRO provides specialised weather forecasts with valuable information for the finance and energy industries. We also produce sport and recreation forecasts on wind speed and direction for yacht racers, surfers and windsurfers.
The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) is a user-friendly model for the prediction of air quality, with a strong scientific basis with verified performance, and can be purchased directly through CSIRO.
The CSIRO Complex Systems Science team supports a network of scientists who research complex systems, by providing opportunities for collaboration, sharing of ideas and capacity building.
Commercial fishers are helping marine scientists to map and monitor food supplies available to top order predators in the oceans around Australia.
Selective breeding is being used to improve the quality and production efficiency of Australian farmed abalone.
Collecting ocean data using robotic floats through the Argo project is helping scientists understand Australian regional and global ocean processes.
CSIRO is a world leader in understanding how the oceans affect climate, and uses this knowledge to predict climate change and variability. CSIRO is a world leader in understanding the connection between oceans and climate, and develops observing and modelling systems that enable Australia to respond to climate variability and change.
CSIRO's atmospheric scientists have extensive capabilities in measuring, monitoring and analysing air pollution, suggesting solutions for controlling the airborne particles that cause it.
Understanding and predicting variability and change in Australia’s ocean environment
Marine and Atmospheric Research
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