Locating bushfires as they happen
Sentinel Hotspots provides reliable 'eyes' in the sky for Emergency Services, using satellite images to locate and map bushfires occurring in Australia and providing the information to anyone on the internet.
Seeing below the surface
Our economic, social and, indeed, our life-support systems, depend on our oceans – or more accurately, the one global ocean we all share.
Carbon dynamics in Australia’s tropical north
The tropical savannas of northern Australia account for one third of the country’s terrestrial carbon stocks. CSIRO scientists are conducting research to determine the long-term potential sink strength of savannas, and the effects of land use on the carbon sink.
Seeing under the ocean with robotic Argo floats
See how a world-wide array of robotic floats is providing scientists with data about the ocean and helping them to understand the ocean’s role in climate, and to better forecast climate and ocean conditions. CSIRO is providing a valuable contribution to this project. (2:00)
Restoring near-city catchments
The Restoring Near-City Catchments project aims to guide management plans for the restoration and protection of healthy waterways and water ecosystems in near-city catchments around Australia.
Providing specialised weather forecasts
Specialised weather forecasts offer valuable information targeted at the needs of the financial and energy sectors, and for many other industry applications.
CSIRO has invested significant resources in weather and climate science during the past decade to develop a new capacity to deliver forecasts that can be used as management tools in a range of markets.
Plants and climate change
CSIRO is identifying the likely impacts of climate change on plant growth and production and its effects on farming.
Dr Paul Fraser: CSIRO Medal winner 2004
Discover why Dr Paul Fraser, one of CSIRO's ozone layer experts, received a 2004 CSIRO Lifetime Achievement Medal in 2004 for his work studying the Earth’s ozone layer. (3:00)
OzConverter is a specialist tool developed by Dr Tom Harwood, to assist in preparing climate change scenario files from OzClim.
Our changing atmosphere
CSIRO’s changing atmosphere research measures and models levels of greenhouse and ozone-depleting gases in the atmosphere. The information underpins integrated solutions and sound management strategies for climate change and ozone depletion issues.
Oceans of change: oceans and climate change
Although we are aware of the ways our climate is shaping changes on the land, we are less familiar with change beneath the waves of the worlds’ oceans and coastal waterways, and the influences that our oceans and our changing climate have on each other.
The Ocean Conveyor Belt
The oceans are the largest repository of heat on Earth, with a capacity 1 000 times greater than the atmosphere. This heat is distributed around the globe by ocean currents referred to as the ‘conveyor belt’. This circulation influences, and is influenced by, the climate.