Designing solar arrays for a climate benefit
A study to determine whether energy production can simultaneously be used to positively affect regional climates, including modifying rainfall patterns, has begun in CSIRO’s weather and energy research unit.
Hi-tech ocean observing
Whether it's learning about the daily behaviour of tuna or the changing circulation patterns of an entire ocean basin, marine observing technologies are essential for understanding our marine environment.
Australian biological collections
The Australian Biological Collections contribute to the discovery, inventory, understanding and conservation of Australia’s plant and animal biodiversity.
CSIRO aquaculture research news
This brochure provides an overview of the contribution that CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship is making to the Australian aquaculture industry, focusing on prawn and barramundi farming. Topics covered include sustainable and profitable prawn farming, barramundi feeds, protecting prawns from viruses and research to improve prawn pigmentation. (4 pages)
Future Research Vessel
In May 2009 the Australian Government allocated $120 million for a new ocean-going research vessel to replace the current Marine National Facility Research Vessel, the 66-metre Southern Surveyor.
Bath time’s over for computer models
It’s time for computer models of tsunamis and storm surges to get out of the bath, according to a CSIRO researcher speaking at the Coast to Coast Conference in Brisbane on September 21, 2012. More realistic models are needed for infrastructure planners and emergency managers to better prepare for disasters.
Specialised weather forecasting service
Tailored weather forecasts for industry and community clients.
CSIRO provides specialised weather forecasts with valuable information for the finance and energy industries. We also produce sport and recreation forecasts on wind speed and direction for yacht racers, surfers and windsurfers.
Biodiversity Month 2012
September 2012 is Biodiversity month in Australia and CSIRO is showcasing their exciting research in this field.
Australian shipping emissions identified
Ship engine exhaust emissions make up more than a quarter of nitrogen oxide emissions generated in the Australian region according to a recently-published study by CSIRO and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston. Nitrogen oxide is a non-greenhouse gas, unlike similarly named nitrous oxide.
Animals in research
Research involving animals is an important public issue. Find out why and how animals are involved in CSIRO research, and read about CSIRO’s procedures to safeguard the welfare of animals in research.
Climate projections for Vietnam
Australian and Vietnamese climate scientists met in Hanoi last week to begin work on developing higher-resolution climate change projections for Vietnam.
Researching our climate and weather
Our work on climate, weather, oceans, drought and atmospheric pollution is helping Australia lead Southern Hemisphere efforts to understand climate change.