Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)
The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) is a collaboration between CSIRO and the State Government of Queensland. Research at QCAT covers robotics and automation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, casting processes, mining science and engineering and improvement of iron ore processing.
Seeing more than carbon for the trees
Schemes that offer economic incentives for growing trees for carbon present an opportunity to reverse trends in land clearing but also to restore ecosystem services – such as pest control, pollination, soil and water conservation.
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge as at 2011 on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers. Available as a free eBook.
Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation
Rising ocean temperatures pose a threat to fisheries and marine biodiversity. CSIRO scientists are studying how climate change will affect Australia’s oceans, and developing adaptation options to respond to these challenges.
Change: Adapt now for the future
Some changes are quite certain. We know temperatures are rising on average; we know sea level is rising almost everywhere. For these sorts of changes, new incremental adaptations will often follow on from current strategies. (2 pages)
CSIRO Mining and Climate Adaptation QCAT Workshop 2009: Outcomes report
This report details the workshop held at Queensland Centre for Advanced Technology, Brisbane in 2009, which involved CSIRO’s mining and mine management expertise, to investigate the implications and foreseeable vulnerabilities to climate variability in the Australian mining industry and its attendant communities. (18 pages)
Marine life spawns sooner as oceans warm
Warming oceans are impacting the breeding patterns and habitat of marine life, effectively re-arranging the broader marine landscape as species adjust to a changing climate, according to a three-year international study published today in Nature Climate Change.