The Plant Breeding project aims to develop major food crop varieties which will enable the feeding of a global population of nine billion.
Supporting Synchrotron Science
The Synchrotron provides a state of the art facility which is accelerating our scientific research.
Atlas of Living Australia
The Atlas of Living Australia has led to a range of delivered and potential impacts, including increased open sharing of data and standards, production of reports, papers and publications, significant efficiency gains for biodiversity data management and on-ground intervention and actions relating to biodiversity.
Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness
The Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) (formerly the Australian Animal Health Laboratory - AAHL) is involved in providing protection from threats of foot and mouth disease, transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, hendra virus, middle eastern respiratory syndrome, avian influenza, insect-borne diseases and aquatic animal diseases.
The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) in Guizhou Province China, is the largest single dish radio telescope in the world
Marine National Facility
CSIRO's Marine National Facility (MNF) with its state-of-the-art research capabilities and outstanding crew, scientists, and technicians plays a significant role in Australia’s innovation system.
The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is a vital and significant part of Australia’s scientific infrastructure, with research undertaken using the its facilities making a major contribution to scientific knowledge, and Australia’s capabilities across many sectors.
Digitising decades of insect discoveries for future research
We’re digitising the microscope slides at the Australian National Insect Collection to make them available for research all over the world.
Weevil Weevil rock you: introducing our favourite weevils
Why are weevils such wicked weed warriors? And how did we end up with a weevil collected by Darwin? Let’s soar like a weevil and get to know some of these snouty beetles.
The hidden world of Australia's incredible orchids
Orchids are quirky, fun, and now (thanks to a new online encyclopedia of Australian orchids) searchable!
Longing to know about longhorn beetles in Australia
The third volume of Australian Longhorn Beetles zooms in on the subfamily Prioninae, covering 160 species across the Australo-Pacific region, including 14 that are new to science.
A whale of a tale from our science ship
RV Investigator hosts ‘Story time from a Science Ship’, inviting students from around Australia to take a virtual tour of the ship and hear tales of whales from author and biologist, Dr Vanessa Pirotta.
Our Spirit Collection, for all your (super)natural needs
Have you ever seen a plant in spirit? At the Australian National Herbarium in Canberra, we have a spooky collection of 28,000 plant specimens in spirit, from flowers to fruits.
The pressure is on for seaweed at the beach
Seaweed pressing is a serious science and a hobby you can do at the beach. Our algae researcher Dr Anusuya Willis shows us how.
Take a virtual tour of our insect collection
We're taking you on a virtual tour of our Australian National Insect Collection from your home. Come inside.
New fish ageing technique
Scientists from the Environomics FSP have developed a DNA‑based method of fish ageing that is a harmless and cost-efficient alternative to examining otoliths.