Monitoring team receives CSIRO’s top award in 2004
A team of mathematicians and environment scientists have won CSIRO's top award for a suite of environmental mapping tools that help fight salinity.
Meet the team creating maps that help address key environmental issues.
Understanding our living atmosphere
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.
Leading climate change research in the Southern Hemisphere
A key question for the world is no longer ‘Will the climate change?’ but rather ‘How will it change?’ CSIRO is providing information to enhance the capability of governments, business and the community to respond to climate change in the future.
In search of sustainability
Achieving sustainability will require major changes in our current approaches. The thought-provoking chapters in this book provide a solid introduction to the issues in the search for a genuine path to sustainability.
The book In Search of Sustainability provides an introduction to the issues before us to find a genuine path to sustainability.
View a short animated video of the ocean currents to the north of Australia which influence regional weather patterns and climate. (0:10)
Global Carbon Project figures
A factsheet detailing the 2007 data for the Global Carbon Project, a joint international project on the global carbon cycle.
Giving yachties a competitive edge
Oceanographers are using satellite images to identify a range of features important in understanding the ocean around Australia – sea surface heights, water temperatures, current speed and direction.
Forecasting: dealing with uncertainty
CSIRO is finding new ways of reporting uncertainties in forecasts, such as climate change predictions, for more reliable environmental planning and policy making.
Science for our environment
CSIRO and its partners seek to develop solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges.
CSIRO is committed to the challenge of using science, combined with community and industry knowledge, to make sure that our ecosystems are sustainable for the long term prosperity of Australia.
Environmental and agricultural informatics: strength in numbers
Major issues such as climate change, sustainable fisheries and urban water quality benefit from CSIRO's statistical and mathematical expertise. Our methods are being adopted and, in some cases, mandated by state and federal governments, and international agencies.
Dust, dust and more dust
Atmospheric scientist, Dr Ross Mitchell, from CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, explains how the September 2009 dust storms occurred and were projected in these forecast animations indicating where and how quickly the dust spread across the continent.
CSIRO energy and renewables research
CSIRO’s commitment to renewable research has shifted to focus in areas where investment can deliver the most significant impact. See some answers to the questions we face on our energy and renewables research.
Climate change effects on marine ecosystems report
Co-author of the Impacts of climate change on Australian marine life report, Dr Alistair Hobday, says climate change is likely to have important consequences for spawning patterns and productivity cycles in the ocean.