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Mr Ross Ackland: researching Web 2.0

Mr Ross Ackland is leading Integrated Water Information Systems Research.

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.

Teamwork to repair power station turbines

An industry and research collaboration has resulted in a new in-situ repair technique for resurfacing worn power station turbine blades, without the need for the turbine to be dismantled.

Ready to roll

CSIRO's patented twin roll casting technology produces production-ready sheets of magnesium direct from molten metal.

Using remote sensing to manage fertiliser use

Scientists from CSIRO are using satellite imagery to map nutrient status in plantation trees, which will ultimately enable forest managers to improve the timing and types of fertiliser they use.

Rail crew rostering: improved work schedules

CSIRO rostering software has revolutionised work schedules for train crew of the Australian National Rail Corporation.

Rainforest rehabilitation underpinned by smart CSIRO technology

One of the world's largest wireless sensor networks is revolutionising environmental monitoring and biodiversity restoration.

Quantitative risk management

CSIRO’s work in risk management covers all aspects from identifying a problem to providing a software-based solution.

Improving treatment of prostate cancer

CSIRO advanced automatic imaging technology underpins a new method of planning radiotherapy that saves time, money and improves health outcomes for patients.

Privacy-Preserving Analytics: software for analysing confidential data

CSIRO has developed technology called PPA that allows personal or commercially sensitive data to be statistically analysed while protecting confidentiality and privacy.

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

CSIRO is researching the impact and benefits of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the electricity network, and how this low emission transport option could be integrated into our homes and cities in the future. (2 pages)

Petroleum hydrogeology services at CSIRO

CSIRO has developed a team of hydrogeologists that have adapted special techniques for understanding hydrodynamic processes of the deep subsurface where oil and gas is generated and trapped and where CO2 can be safely stored for thousands of years.

Pathways: a new approach to social service systems

Mapping and analysing pathways through social welfare systems could show which programs work best.

PARMS-Planning: protecting our pipelines

CSIRO’s Pipeline Asset and Risk Management System (PARMS-Planning) is a new suite of software tools that assists water utilities in analysing the costs associated with pipeline infrastructure and make informed asset and risk management decisions.

Optimising bulk material supply chains and port operations

New optimisation methods developed by CSIRO enhance throughput at Australia’s bulk material shipping terminals, and offer improvements over conventional approaches.

Dr Peter Caccetta: improving environmental knowledge and management through use of remote sensing technologies

Dr Peter Caccetta leads the award winning Terrestrial Mapping and Monitoring research group within CSIRO Computational Informatics.

Pastures from Spaceā„¢

Pastures from Space™ delivers near real-time information tools at a whole-farm and within-paddock level. Using spatial informatics and remote sensing technology, it provides farmers and land managers with a suite of tools to accurately estimate the amount of feed in their pastures, how quickly their pastures are growing and the pasture quality.  Through Pastures from Space farmers can accurately estimate the amount of feed in their pastures.

Near wellbore reservoir characterisation tool: phase II

CSIRO is developing a software tool that can characterise well inflow performance, probabilistically, on a continuous/real-time basis utilising a variety of data sources.

Exploring the new physics of the nanoscale

CSIRO’s large, integrated team of professional scientists and engineers research the new physics of the nanoscale. They cover biomimetics, nanoparticle films, biosensor arrays and molecular electronics.

MultiBeam antenna provides novel solution for satellite communication

A CSIRO research team has developed a single antenna that can replace many conventional antennas by communicating simultaneously with up to 20 geostationary satellites over multiple frequency bands. CSIRO’s MultiBeam antenna can collect signals from up to 20 geostationary satellites simultaneously.

Getting young gamers to be more active

CSIRO is using children’s desire to win when playing computer games as the motivation for getting them up off the couch. CSIRO is using children’s desire to win when playing computer games as the motivation for getting them up off the couch.

Modelling species responses to climate

CSIRO Entomology has developed a software package to predict the possible distribution and movement of insects, vertebrates, weeds and pathogens in response to various climatic scenarios.

Rapid visualisation and analysis of medical imaging

CSIRO has developed platform-independent software that improves visualization of medical data, automates image analysis and aids in interpretation of medical images.

New material creates lighter aeroplanes

How an advanced, strong material could be used to make aeroplanes lighter is revealed in this video. See how a new material developed by CSIRO reduces the need for hundreds of metal fasteners holding aeroplane parts together. (2:00) See how advanced materials developed by CSIRO can be used to make lighter aeroplanes.

Quantifying risk for margin lenders

CSIRO researchers developed a model and prototype software to quantify risk for a large portfolio of Australian stocks in margin lending.

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