DFAT - CSIRO Research for Development Alliance
The DFAT - CSIRO Alliance is a strategic partnership that aims to improve the impact of aid. The Alliance unites DFAT’s depth of experience in development assistance with CSIRO’s strength in research into complex problems that cross scales and sectors.
CSIRO Energy Centre
The CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle is a state-of-the-art facility which showcases a unique combination of energy efficient building design and small-scale generation units delivering renewable and low emission power to the site.
Understanding Climate Change
How do we know the climate is changing? By closely monitoring the Earth's climate system and oceans, and studying the influence of greenhouse gases.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
How can we reduce, delay or avoid climate change? Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, using clean energy and storing carbon are crucial.
Adapting to Climate Change
What about unavoidable climate change? Identifying ways to adapt can help communities reduce the costs and take advantage of opportunities.
Sustainability and social values
Our researchers are exploring how the minerals industry can contribute to sustainable development and maintain effective relationships with stakeholder groups.
Solar cars use CSIRO motor
CSIRO's designed the electromagnetic components for the in-wheel motor used by the champion Aurora solar car. This motor, regarded as the most efficient in solar racing, is now widely used by racing teams.
Teamwork to repair power station turbines
An industry and research collaboration has resulted in a new in-situ repair technique for resurfacing worn power station turbine blades, without the need for the turbine to be dismantled.
Reducing Australia's greenhouse emissions
To avoid dangerous climate change, the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This calls for broad-based action, and in Australia CSIRO is developing practical technologies to reduce emissions in the industry, agriculture, transport and energy sectors.
Our scientists are developing solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.
Our scientists are working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.
New ways to find oil and gas deposits
A video about better prediction of oil and gas deposits for which CSIRO Petroleum’s Characterisation Team received a CSIRO Medal in 2004. (2:30)
CSIRO's Characterisation Team used computer modelling to find new sources of oil and gas.
Measuring the environmental impact of aluminium production
Perfluorcarbons (PFCs) are powerful greenhouse gases that are emitted in the process of aluminium production. New instrumentation at the Cape Grim in Tasmania is allowing Flagship researchers to monitor the level of PFCs in the atmosphere.
Lighter motor cars for the 21st century
CSIRO has helped to develop a lightweight magnesium alloy that promises to make car engines lighter, stronger and cleaner.
CSIRO’s metal alloy expertise has helped to develop lightweight car engines with a magnesium alloy that is lighter than aluminium and as strong as steel.
In-wheel motor for sun-powered cars
See how CSIRO has developed a motor small enough to fit in the wheel of a solar car. (2:00)
See how a motor for solar cars can be made small enough to fit in a wheel.