Theory meets reality in Northern Prawn Fishery
According to a case study of Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) there is a large gap between theory and practice when it comes to achieving the major goal of many of the world’s leading commercial fisheries – maximum economic yield (MEY).
Influenza diagnosis and surveillance improved
An international workshop being held this week at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria, will lead to improved diagnosis and surveillance of animal influenza in the Asia Pacific region.
New Director for CSIRO ICT Centre
Following an intensive international search and selection process, a senior telecommunications industry executive, Dr Ian Oppermann, has been appointed Director of CSIRO’s ICT Centre.
Putting vines to the water test
CSIRO researchers are studying how grapevines respond to high temperatures and low water availability – conditions which can reduce grape yields by up to 25 per cent.
‘Distributed energy’ has power to save billions
Wide-scale adoption of low-emission distributed energy could reduce the cost of transitioning to a low-carbon future by as much a $130 billion by 2050, according to a new report released today by CSIRO.
From Queensland's Wet Tropics to Copenhagen
CSIRO co-researcher, Nyungkalwarra woman Marilyn Wallace from the Kuku Nyungkal clan in the Wet Tropics of Queensland, has accepted an invitation to present the "Indigenous Voices on Climate Change" film festival in Copenhagen from 9 – 13 December.
Personal patient data improves surgery success
Australian surgeons are leading the world in using a new statistical model that predicts an individual patient's chances of success for a common type of vascular surgery and guides patient care.
CSIRO researchers create giant waves
CSIRO scientists have created ‘rogue waves’ more than 20 metres high and smashed them into virtual oil and gas production platforms to compare different mooring designs.
New centre makes geothermal cities a hot prospect
A new research centre dedicated to developing technologies designed to help establish sustainable, low-emission, geothermal cities, was launched in Perth today by the Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, the Hon Norman Moore.
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science formed
A new Division, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS), has been formed today bringing together CSIRO's radio astronomy capabilities (the Australia Telescope National Facility), NASA Operations (including the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex), CSIRO Space Sciences and Technology; and the CSIRO Boeing Advisor.
New computer cluster gets its grunt from games
Technology designed to blast aliens in computer games is part of a new GPU (Graphics Processing Units) computer cluster that will process CSIRO research data thousands of times faster and more efficiently than a desktop PC.
High-performance computing boosts resources research
Advances in high-performance computing are revolutionising the way CSIRO solves problems in the resources industry according to the November/December edition of CSIRO Exploration & Mining's earthmatters magazine.
CSIRO in Alice farewells Heath Road lab
CSIRO staff - past and present - converged on the CSIRO Alice Spring’s Heath Road laboratory last Friday to farewell their research hub of more than three decades.
Human emissions rise 2% despite GFC
Despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis (GFC), carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2 per cent in 2008 to an all-time high of 1.3 tonnes of carbon per capita per year, according to a paper published today in Nature Geoscience.
When biofuels and biosecurity meet
A symposium entitled: Biosecurity in the New Bioeconomy: Threats and Opportunities, will be hosted by CSIRO at the Shine Dome in Canberra from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 November.
A step towards zero emission communities
A new CSIRO research centre to help transform Australian electricity networks and lower greenhouse gas emissions was opened today at the CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle, NSW.