CSIRO aims to establish and build relationships with members of the community. We welcome people of all ages to come and explore our facilities, holiday programs and public events.
Phone: 1300 363 400
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 14 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
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Read our publications below:
This booklet on fire and carbon was produced for people who live on the Tiwi Islands 80 kilometres north of Darwin in the Northern Territory. (24 pages)
Indigenous ecological knowledge can tell us much about the ecology of northern Australia. Members of Muludja community from the Fitzroy Valley in the Kimberley in Western Australia worked with CSIRO to create a seasonal calendar. (1 page)
Indigenous ecological knowledge can tell us much about the ecology of northern Australia. Members of the Wagiman language group from the Daly River in the Northern Territory worked with CSIRO to create a calendar of popular plants and animals. (1 page)
This report uses a new approach, ‘Working Knowledge’, to combine scientific and local knowledge about an ecologically important area of the Mitchell River in Queensland (247 pages).
This report describes the history of Indigenous weir construction in the Roper River, an important example of traditional Indigenous water knowledge and management.
This report contains the preliminary results from archival and field research on Indigenous water values and water planning in the upper Roper River, Northern Territory.
This report by Marcus Barber and Sue Jackson explores Indigenous relationships to water and attitudes to key water issues in the Pilbara - water supply, mine water use, and rapid economic development.
This is a plain English summary for Indigenous people of a report about Indigenous water values and mining issues in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
This report presents the results of a three year CSIRO study in northern Australia of Indigenous socio-economic values and river flows funded under the TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge) program.
This is a summary of a CSIRO report on Indigenous socio-economic values and river flows in northern Australia, funded under the TRaCK (Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge) program.
This report is a summary of elements of the knowledge held by the Ngadju (also known as the Marlpa) people of Western Australia who retain a detailed understanding of their Indigenous 'calendar' of times, seasons and indicators as it pertains to Ngadju country.
In Australian Indigenous societies, water is vested with great cultural and symbolic significance as well as economic importance. (194 pages)
In Australian Indigenous societies, water is vested with great cultural and symbolic significance as well as economic importance. (12 pages)
Traditional knowledge can tell us much about the ecology of northern Australia. MalakMalak traditional owners from the Daly River region in the Northern Territory worked with CSIRO to create a seasonal calendar of plant knowledge. (1 page)
Indigenous ecological knowledge can tell us much about the ecology of northern Australia. The Nauiyu community from Daly River in the Northern Territory worked with CSIRO to create a seasonal calendar.(1 page)
The Yoorrooyang Dawang Joint Planning Guidelines (YDJPG) are the second stage of an innovative process of planning for joint managment of the conservation estate between Traditional Owners and the Western Australian Government, arising out of the Ord Final Agreement (OFA). (63 pages)
This 58-page report focusses on the Indigenous access provisions of the 2004 National Water Initiative (NWI) and reviews the processes that have been implemented to date for participation by Indigenous groups.
Plans for Conservation Parks and Nature Reserves under the Ord Final Agreement. CSIRO supported this project through co-investment of resources to support the research and writing of this framework. (116 pages)
This 70-page CSIRO report assessed the potential value of land management practices that can sequester carbon or change emissions regimes on indigenous lands.
A study of the social arrangements and cultural practices relating to water and the Indigenous knowledge of groundwater and surface water sources held by cultural groups in the vicinity of the regional centre of Katherine. (74 pages)
CSIRO led the development of the Healthy Country, Healthy People Strategic Framework to guide government investment in Indigenous cultural natural resource management in the Northern Territory. (232 pages)
This is an executive summary of the Healthy Country, Healthy People Strategic Framework to guide government investment in Indigenous cultural and natural resource management in the Northern Territory. (22 pages)
This report presents a community driven evaluation of Aboriginal land and sea management in the Top End of the Northern Territory, undertaken in partnership with 15 Aboriginal people from different parts of the Top End and representing all of the Northern Land Council regions. (166 pages)
Scientists from CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems in Darwin hosted a workshop in 2006 to identify and protect Indigenous values in water resource management with outcomes presented in this report.
Indigenous Engagement Officer
Office of Indigenous Engagement
+61 7 3833 5676