Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)
The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) is a collaboration between CSIRO and the State Government of Queensland. Research at QCAT covers robotics and automation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, casting processes, mining science and engineering and improvement of iron ore processing.
Speeding up science: CSIRO's CPU-GPU supercomputer
CSIRO's Bragg supercomputer cluster was among the world's first to combine traditional CPUs with more powerful graphics processing units or GPUs, providing a world class computational and simulation science facility to advance priority CSIRO science.
Our resilient coastal Australia
The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is providing Australia's governments, industries and communities with the scientific knowledge, tools and approaches to make wise decisions about our uses of coastal environments.
Water Availability in a Changing Climate
The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is investigating how a changing climate and land use is impacting on Australia's future water security and developing scientific tools and knowledge to help water managers plan accordingly.
We are finding new applications of technology for higher water recovery desalination.
Dr Y Jay Guo: leading CSIRO broadband research
Professor Jay Guo is leading a group of researchers who are creating smarter solutions for Government, business and industry and helping secure Australia's cyber and physical infrastructure.
Understanding bushfire impact on water yield
In the summer of 2002-03, devastating bushfires destroyed 700 000 hectares of forest in northeast Victoria. CSIRO scientists used remote sensing technologies to estimate the impact of the fires on water yield in major catchment areas.
CSIRO launches Mandarin Podcasts
A series of podcasts in Mandarin language were launched in Canberra today which highlight careers in science and in working with Australian science and industry to a potential audience of 1.2 billion people worldwide.
Urban Systems Research Program
CSIRO urban research is enabling more sustainable cities through trans-disciplinary research and the development of new technologies and modelling approaches.
Change: Adapt now for the future
Some changes are quite certain. We know temperatures are rising on average; we know sea level is rising almost everywhere. For these sorts of changes, new incremental adaptations will often follow on from current strategies. (2 pages)
Sustainable cities and coasts
Flagship researchers are developing planning, design, infrastructure and management solutions to help Australia's cities and coasts adapt to a changing climate.
Risk profile analysis: guidance for the Home Insulation Safety Program
CSIRO’s top experts in risk analysis were commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to give specialist advice on the scope, design, size and development of the inspection and rectification program for non-foil insulation installed under the Home Insulation Program.
Examining the limits to growth (Podcast 11 Nov 2008)
The Limits to Growth, published in 1972, was a landmark publication when first released, one of the first studies to link the world economy with the state of the environment. In this podcast, Dr Graham Turner talks about his recent study that validates one of the book’s key scenarios. (7:30)