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Phone: 1300 363 400
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 11 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
World-class expertise in climate change science with a particular focus on the Southern Hemisphere.
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest information to underpin decisions made in business, in government, and in general.
More extremely hot days, fewer cold ones wetter in the north and drier in the south: this is not a forecast for Australia’s climate but a snapshot of our climate now.
Answers to some common questions about climate change.
Australia has a highly variable climate with a naturally occurring cycle of wet and dry periods. Droughts are an expected product of this variability.
CSIRO is working with Tiwi Islanders in the Northern Territory to increase the engagement of Tiwi people with climate change science.
CSIRO is reappraising the water resources of the Great Artesian Basin, which underlies about one-fifth of the Australian continent.
- The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is creating and exploiting knowledge of ocean variability and change to deliver social, environmental and economic wealth to Australia.
- Our work on climate, weather, oceans, drought and atmospheric pollution is helping Australia lead Southern Hemisphere efforts to understand climate change.
- CSIRO research is improving our understanding of how the interactions between land and atmosphere can impact on climate, water resources, environmental health and productivity.
- CSIRO's Living Atmosphere research is seeking ways to ensure a healthy atmosphere, a better understanding of our changing atmosphere, and the interactions between land and atmosphere.
Marine and Atmospheric Research
+61 3 9239 4645
+61 409 844 302
Climate Adaptation Flagship
+61 3 9239 4691
+61 456 624 271
Wealth from Oceans Flagship
+61 2 4960 6245