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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)