Research Capabilities

Aquaculture genetics, nutrition and production

CSIRO research on aquaculture genetics, nutrition and production supports the sustainable growth of marine farming in Australia.

Marine biogeochemistry

CSIRO is measuring and modelling carbon and nutrient cycling in estuarine, coastal and ocean systems to understand the environmetnal effects of human activities and global climate change.

Marine ecological processes and prediction

CSIRO is providing knowledge, tools and advice for marine environmental management and conservation planning in tune with the natural system.

Integrated marine and coastal assessment and management

Assessing and advising on the conservation and management of coastal and marine resources and biodiversity.

Weather and environment prediction

CSIRO, in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology, is creating systems for predicting Australia's air quality, weather and climate, including high impact events such as cyclones, severe storms and bushfires.

Atmosphere and land observation and assessment

Scientists are working to understand how interactions between the land and the atmosphere affect the Earth system.

Climate variability and change

Scientists are developing climate forecasting systems and providing information on climate variability, change and adaptation.

Earth system modelling

Scientists are developing Australia’s ‘next generation’ climate model: the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator.

Ocean observation, analysis and prediction

Understanding and predicting variability and change in Australia’s ocean environment

Making a Difference

CSIRO Complex Systems Science

The CSIRO Complex Systems Science team supports a network of scientists who research complex systems, by providing opportunities for collaboration, sharing of ideas and capacity building.

Sounding out life in the ocean

Commercial fishers are helping marine scientists to map and monitor food supplies available to top order predators in the oceans around Australia.

Breeding better Australian abalone

Selective breeding is being used to improve the quality and production efficiency of Australian farmed abalone.

Monitoring our oceans with robotic floats

Collecting ocean data using robotic floats through the Argo project is helping scientists understand Australian regional and global ocean processes.

Understanding and predicting climate change

CSIRO is a world leader in understanding how the oceans affect climate, and uses this knowledge to predict climate change and variability.
CSIRO is a world leader in understanding the connection between oceans and climate, and develops observing and modelling systems that enable Australia to respond to climate variability and change.

Measuring, monitoring and analysing air pollution

CSIRO's atmospheric scientists have extensive capabilities in measuring, monitoring and analysing air pollution, suggesting solutions for controlling the airborne particles that cause it.

Ocean observation, analysis and prediction

Understanding and predicting variability and change in Australia’s ocean environment