FNQ farmers’ help sought for climate forecasting
CSIRO scientists are looking for assistance from Far North Queensland farmers to fine-tune seasonal weather forecasting technology which will help pastoralists cope with increasing climate variability.
Climate change view clearer with new oceans satellite
Australian scientists will have access to the most detailed measurements of ocean circulation and global sea level variations following the launch next year of a multinational ocean-observing satellite – Jason-2.
Tiny beetle helps battle mimosa in tropical wetlands
A tiny beetle with an enormous responsibility is soon to be released in the Northern Territory. It will join its friends who are already battling mimosa, a woody weed that has invaded large swathes of wetland in Australia’s tropical north.
Space scientists to take the Earth’s pulse
Dozens of international satellite and modelling experts are meeting in Canberra today to discuss how to improve observations of the Earth to better understand and predict climate change, water availability, and natural disasters.
Weeding out the risk of pest plants
More accurate assessments of the environmental risks associated with the release of disease-resistant plants are now possible following CSIRO’s development of a new framework that identifies potential weed pests.
‘Dr Cool’ wins international award
In recognition of his innovative research into improving the quality of fresh produce exports, Food Science Australia's Dr Nick Smale has been awarded this year’s prestigious James Harrison International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Young Researchers Award.
Dairy researcher nets major CSIRO award
Food Science Australia’s Dr Geoffrey Smithers has received a major CSIRO award for research estimated to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to Australia’s dairy industry.
200 satellite scientists have sights on Hobart
Nearly 200 ocean and climate scientists will gather in Hobart this month for the first meeting in the Southern Hemisphere of the NASA/French Space Agency Ocean Surface Topography Science Team.
Finding the white wine difference
A CSIRO research team has pinpointed the genetic difference between red (or black) and white grapes – a discovery which could lead to the production of new varieties of grapes and ultimately new wines.
Trans-Tasman livestock research partners ‘tie the knot’
CSIRO Livestock Industries and New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute, AgResearch, yesterday formalised the close working relationship they have established over the past 18 months with the signing of a Heads of Agreement document in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Needle hunt turns up a haystack
The search for an ocean robot used to monitor the ocean east of Australia has turned up ‘gold’, thanks to the fishing community on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
WA peak marine research group issues report
The Strategic Research Fund for the Marine Environment (SRFME) issues its final report today, and hands on the valuable marine research it has conducted in Western Australia.
Ocean study insight to climate change impacts
In support of his research into how climate change affects marine ecosystems, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship scientist, Dr Tom Okey, has been awarded a three-year, $150,000 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.
Kids Eat, Kids Play main survey begins
One of the most important surveys of children ever to be undertaken in Australia gets underway nationally today with thousands of phone calls to families across Australia inviting them to participate.
Oceans, climate and weather – relationship examined
The science behind the intimate relationship between oceans, climate and weather will be the focus of the 2007 Malcolm McIntosh Lecture presented by a senior Australian researcher, Dr Greg Ayers, in Canberra on Tuesday, 20 February.
Botanical interns start to bloom
Ten tertiary students from around Australia will graduate today from the Student Volunteer Botanical Internship Program (SVBIP) after spending the last seven weeks working as botanical researchers in Canberra.
Schoolboy pair wins BHP Billiton Science Award
Two schoolboys from Redeemer Baptist School in North Parramatta, NSW have been named as the winners of the 2007 BHP Billiton Science Awards for developing a device that measures colour contrasts on various materials. The device will benefit vision-impaired people.