Delivering next generation research technology
Our Engineering and Technology Research Program works with researchers to deliver next generation marine instrumentation solutions including autonomous systems, biological
This team also provides technical and scientific support for researchers on board our Research Vessel (RV) Investigator, from shipboard operations through to data processing and dissemination.
Our Engineering and Technology Research Program offers world-leading expertise to deliver technical and operational solutions for the broader marine community, as well as CSIRO researchers.
Case studies and programs
Argo robotic floats
Argo robotic floats are helping to improve our understanding of the world’s oceans.
We're using the latest technology to collect information about the sea floor, so industry and environmental managers can make better decisions about managing undersea resources and ecosystems.
Acoustic ocean monitoring
Commercial fishers are helping marine scientists to map and monitor food supplies available to top order predators in the oceans around Australia.
Our hydrochemistry team conduct research into chemicals and particles that can be found in seawater, and its not just salt.
Oceanographic Calibration Facility
Our Oceanographic Calibration Facility offers to calibrate a wide range of oceanographic instrumentation with a level of accuracy consistent with world’s best practice.
Information Data Centre
Our Information and Data Centre (IDC) manages a range of marine datasets including much of the data collected by the Marine National Facility over the past 35 years.
CSIRO and ocean technology start-up Saildrone are collaborating to deploy state-of-the-art unmanned marine monitoring vehicles to study our oceans and climate.
Deep tow camera
Seeing into the dark depths of the ocean is impossible without specialised equipment built to withstand the high-pressure deep-sea environment. CSIRO engineers and technicians have developed a camera system to capture images from these unexplored environments.
Our specialised deep-water video system attracts deep water creatures, mainly fishes, by programmed baiting and then captures 3-D images so we can study the make-up of deep water communities.