Assortment of brochures.

Brochures & Fact Sheets

CSIRO produces fact sheets and brochures on a broad range of topics to disseminate information about its science and other activities.

Australia's Biosecurity Future

This 92 page report, Australia’s Biosecurity Future: preparing for future biological challenges, identifies the major biosecurity trends and risks that Australia may need to respond to over the next 20-30 years.

Shale gas in Australia

Australia’s shale gas industry has limited production wells as it is largely in the exploration phase, which involves drilling vertical and horizontal wells and hydraulically fracturing the shale rock to see if gas can be produced economically.

What is hydraulic fracturing?

Information about hydraulic fracturing (fraccing).

What is coal seam gas?

Coal seam gas is a form of natural gas of which Australia has relatively large supplies.

The Great Artesian Basin and coal seam gas

Predicting environmental impacts of coal seam gas developments on Australia’s water resources will rely on a thorough understanding of groundwater systems and water flows. This factsheet outlines the current state of knowledge of groundwater systems in the Great Artesian Basin, which is Australia’s largest groundwater basin.

Hydrology of the Great Artesian Basin

Fact sheet about Great Artesian Basin hydrology.

Coal seam gas developments - predicting impacts

Coal seam gas (CSG) is a form of natural gas that is extracted from underground coal seams. This fact sheet outlines reasons for using natural gas as an energy source, some of the potential impacts of CSG developments and challenges associated with predicting these impacts.

CSIRO and CSG resource management research

CSIRO is conducting research to improve gas resource management and better understand the social and environmental impacts of gas resource development.

Coal seam gas - produced water and site management

Coal seam gas (CSG) fact sheet about produced water and site management.

Priority threat management for Pilbara species of conservation significance

The Pilbara bioregion of Western Australia has exceptional biodiversity values; unfortunately many of these are under increasing pressure from threats such as invasive species and habitat destruction. This report provides critical information to assist in implementing a region-wide conservation strategy to protect 53 of the Pilbara’s most threatened species (‘conservation significant’ species) to conserve the diverse plants and animals of this unique and ancient region.

Darwin 2013 Achievements Report

This 60 page report is a summary of research and communication achievements by tropical savanna researchers at CSIRO in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Enabling Australia's Digital Future: Cyber Security Threats and Implications

We've released a report exploring cyber threats of the future for the energy, health and government sectors.

Conservation Wisdom for Conservation Leaders

Report of the Terrain NRM Workshop to support knowledge exchange for Terrain’s Habitat Incentives Project, Innisfail, 25th March 2013

A system of systems for disaster management

Building a system of systems for disaster management.

Report: A world without wires

Our visionary report discusses the threat of "peak data" and what that could mean for the way we connect and access essential services in the future.

A digitally-enabled health system

What will our healthcare system look like, once the full potential of the digital era is harnessed?

Indigenous peoples socio economic values and river flows in the Mitchell River delta Cape York

This report presents the results of a two year study of Indigenous socio-economic values and river flows at Kowanyama on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.

Guidelines for the development of extensive cattle stations in northern Australia: Insights from the Pigeon Hole Project

This 38 page booklet captures the key outcomes from the Pigeon Hole Project, which explored opportunities to improve the profitability of northern Australian cattle stations through intensification.

CAF Working Paper 13: The implications of climate change for biodiversity conservation and the National Reserve System

In 2012 CSIRO produced a landmark Australia-wide assessment of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, and the implications for conservation and the National Reserve System. Working Paper 13 consists of eight technical reports that contributed to the national assessment.

Marine Biosecurity Workshop 2013

This report is a summary of a marine biosecurity workshop held to explore the risks posed to Australia’s ocean and coastal resources from invasive marine pests and diseases.

Food Futures Brochure

CSIRO's Food Futures Flagship is developing high-value, differentiated products to deliver higher quality, healthier and safer foods and feeds. We work across the food supply chain linking our science with farmers, governments, the food industry and consumers. Our research improves food security and sustainability for farmers, manufacturers and consumers, in Australia and around the world. (4 pages)

CAF Working Paper 15: Power struggle: Challenges for changing electricity delivery in South East Queensland

This working paper outlines the adaptation challenges facing centralised electricity supply in Australia, with special focus on South East Queensland. A preliminary framework for effective adaptation is offered in response to these challenges.

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply – Book

This new book provides insights and a detailed analysis on the adoption of rainwater tanks systems as part of an integrated approach to manage urban water systems.

Ngadju kala: Ngadju fire knowledge and contemporary fire management in the Great Western Woodlands

This report documents Ngadju knowledge about fire in Ngadju country and the aspirations of Ngadju for fire management on their country.

Bimodal Medical Imaging Agents and a Potential Theranostic Platform

The RAMP centre was utilised for the high-throughput development of advanced healthcare materials, nanoparticles used for bimodal medical imaging.

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