Building a bigger picture of the Bight
A unique Collaborative Research Science Program to improve understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight was today announced by BP Developments Australia (BP), CSIRO and Marine Innovation Southern Australia (MISA).
Australia’s newest weather radar set to be all at sea
Some of the big questions about weather, climate, and the atmospheric conditions in remote areas of the world’s oceans will now be able to be answered following the purchase of a dual-polarisation weather research radar to sit atop Australia’s new research vessel Investigator.
CSIRO and the ANU launch biodiversity research centre
An initiative that will help Australia harness cutting-edge advances in biological sciences to inform better environmental management decision making will be announced on Wednesday 3 April at the official launch of the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, Canberra.
DNA technology set to speed up species discovery
Scientists from CSIRO and the University of Western Australia have teamed up with Kimberley Traditional Owners to test a new molecular technique that has the potential to revolutionise the discovery of new species, particularly those living in remote and poorly studied parts of the world.
So many fish, one great map
From identifying what's on the end of your fishing line, to finding out which fishes occur in your local waters, FishMap has the answers.
Perth established as one of world's top five geothermal cities
Funding for a major Australian geothermal project and establishing Perth as one of the world’s top five 'geothermal cities' were celebrated as some of the major achievements of the Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCOE), at its successful conclusion today.
CSIRO 'solar sponge' soaks up CO₂ emissions
CSIRO scientists have created a 'solar sponge' which captures and then releases carbon dioxide using the power of natural sunlight – as published today in scientific journal Angewandte Chemie.
Scientists use 3D printing to track big fish
CSIRO scientists are using 3D printing to build a new generation of hi-tech fish tags made of titanium. The aim is to use the tags to track big fish such as marlin, tuna, swordfish, trevally and sharks for longer periods.
'Air shower' saves 50 per cent water
A new shower nozzle that uses up to 50 per cent less water while maintaining the sensation of full pressure could provide Australians with guilt-free showers over the hot, dry summer – simply by adding air.