Making ocean life count (Podcast 22 Jun 2009)
CSIRO statisticians and marine researchers in the Wealth from Oceans Flagship are working to understand marine ecological processes in a critical range of Australia's continental slope. (3:46)
A chilling sign of global warming (Podcast 01 Jul 2009)
The amount of carbon stored in frozen soils a high latitudes is double than previous estimates. This carbon is increasingly vulnerable to exposure to the atmosphere and could significantly increase global temperatures by the end of the century. (5:33)
The Hidden crisis in the Murray-Darling Basin (Podcast 19 Jun 2008)
The drought in the Murray-Darling Basin continues, but lack of rainfall is not the only woe to afflict one of the country’s most productive agricultural regions. In this podcast, CSIRO’s Dr Ian Smith, Co-Ordinator of the South East Australia Climate Initiative, explains that global warming has a less obvious, but very real, threat. (6.06)
Today's farmers meeting tomorrow's climate challenges (Podcast 03 Jul 2008)
Australia’s farmers are our climate change 'warriors', and many of them are already meeting the challenges of climate change, with major modifications to the way they produce our food. In this podcast, Dr Mark Howden from CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship, explains how farmers are dealing with challenges such as lower rainfall and irrigation allocations. (4:51)
CSIRO Technology captures China's CO2 (Podcast 15 Aug 2008)
A new joint project in Beijing has the potential to answer the biggest environmental question of our age – how do we protect our atmosphere from the damaging carbon dioxide emissions from coal fired power stations? In this podcast, Chief of CSIRO’s Energy Technology Division, Dr David Brockway, explains a process which can potentially reduce CO2 emissions by 85 per cent from power stations. (6:04)
Missing deep ocean pathway discovered (Podcast 15 Aug 2007)
Australian scientists have discovered a massive deep ocean pathway – or ‘supergyre’ – which links the three Southern Hemisphere ocean basins. In this podcast Mr Ken Ridgway, from Wealth from Oceans Flagship, talks about the significance of the ‘supergyre’. (4:45)
Dr Ying-Ping Wang: land surface modelling
Dr Ying-Ping Wang is working to understand the interactions between land surface and atmosphere and quantify the biophysical and biogeochemical effects of land use and land use change by humans on climate and climate change.
How the west has dried
Researchers believe that the drying trend in south-west of Western Australia may gradually be reversed if carbon dioxide stabilisation is achieved.
Water reuse technologies
The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is examining opportunities to harvest waste water from storm water, to supply cities and regional towns, reduce demand on catchments, and leave more water in streams and aquifers.
New solutions to water management issues
We focus on finding new, integrated ways to manage our water supply and water resources issues. This includes land use change, salinity, climate change, groundwater extraction and drainage schemes.
Urban Systems research program
CSIRO's Urban systems program is undertaking research to understand the interconnected processes between human, natural and built systems necessary to develop more sustainable and ecologically sensitive urban areas that provide better environmental, economic and community outcomes.