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CSIRO scientists monitoring the BP oil spill

CSIRO scientists have been deployed to help monitor the leading edge of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence

The Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCOE) led research and technologies to advance towards sustainable, zero-emission, geothermal cities before it concluded in 2012.

Dr Andrew Ross: developing exploration tools for detecting oil accumulations

Dr Andrew Ross is the research leader for the hydrocarbon exploration capability in CSIRO and leads the hydrocarbon sensors and marine geology team.

Dr Estelle Gaillard: understanding societal responses to global environmental changes

Dr Estelle Gaillard's research focuses on the social dimensions of climate change mitigation and adaptation, including transformational adaptation, effective climate change communication, learning processes, decision making under uncertainty and social networks.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through carbon dioxide storage

Experience gained extracting fossil fuels can be reversed and applied to storing carbon dioxide greenhouses gas in underground reservoirs.

Dr Alistair White: searching for the distal footprints of giant ore deposits

Dr Alistair White is a postdoctoral researcher investigating the far-field geochemical signatures around large ore deposits.

Exploring under the sea floor with OCEANMAG

CSIRO's proven technology for detecting and mapping buried mineral deposits is being applied to oil and gas exploration beneath the ocean with OCEANMAG.

Dr Michael Brünig: Chief of CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering

As Chief of Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Michael is helping Australia to secure its energy future and to deliver benefits to the economy, society and the environment.

earthmatters magazine: issue 22

The March/April edition of CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering's (CESRE) earthmatters magazine details how CSIRO researchers are working to improve understanding of drilling mechanics and dynamics. (20 pages)

earthmatters magazine: issue 20

The July/August edition of CSIRO Exploration and Mining’s earthmatters magazine looks at how advances in technologies and attitudes are creating a new generation of healthier miners working in safer environments. (20 pages)

earthmatters magazine: issue 19

The March/April edition of CSIRO Exploration and Mining's earthmatters magazine looks at how Australian science and engineering is advancing the frontiers of intelligent automation in the resources industry. (20 pages)

earthmatters magazine: issue 18

The November/December edition of CSIRO Exploration and Mining’s earthmatters magazine looks ahead to imagine how the industry might operate in 2030. (20 pages)

earthmatters magazine: issue 17

The newly released July/August edition of earthmatters, the magazine of CSIRO Exploration & Mining, reflects on recent research achievements that have benefited or been taken up by industry. (20 pages)

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.

Process magazine

The October 2010 issue of Process demonstrates how applying CSIRO expertise to a wide range of projects in the minerals sector will help to create wealth for Australia. (12 pages)

Process magazine

The February 2010 issue of Process outlines a number of technologies currently being developed through CSIRO's Flagship program that aim to provide a competitive edge for iron ore, gold, nickel and alumina producers. (12 pages)

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Informing decision-making: Where does the wealth go?

Wealth and benefits from the mining industry reach communities across the nation in different ways. David Simpson explores what this means and how it could be used in future decision-making.

Water use: the whole picture

A technique developed by CSIRO to measure and analyse the water footprint of key mineral commodities – from extraction to metal production – will assist the industry to plan for the future. Maryrose Cuskelly reports

Informing decision-making: Measuring uncertainty

A new approach to an old model could provide the key to predicting uncertainty in the mining process. Tim Treadgold reports that if proven, it could deliver huge profits for the industry.

Industry perspective: Sustainable thinking

Head of sustainability at Downer Mining, Heather Bone, says to achieve a long-lasting approach to sustainability, the change must come from both upper management and the coalface.

Mining for development: Knowledge transfer

The International Mining for Development Centre is taking Australian knowledge to the international stage to facilitate sustainable mining practices in developing nations. Tim Thwaites reports

Industry engagement: Island state adapts to winds of change

A recent project reveals the opportunities for businesses along supply chains, especially in regional economies, as manufacturers become leaner, greener and cleaner. Tony Heselev reports

International: Delivering wealth

Stronger governance in developing countries and around the world is an important step towards removing corruption and delivering wealth to local communities. Adam Courtenay investigates the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the coalition that is making this happen.

Feature: Industry to hear community voice

A major new independent survey of public views about mining is designed to provide industry and government with a deeper understanding of the elements that influence trust in the industry. Tony Heselev reports

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