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We turn big, complex datasets into knowledge that accelerates scientific discovery. Our research in data science ranges from monitoring the health of structures, predicting environmentally devastating algae blooms, prospecting for lunar ice and preventing the spread of serious illness in communities.

The role of data-driven decisions in science

'Data is the new oil'

The foundation of good decision making is high-quality data, and as we move further into the digital age, the future of science will become data-driven.

This data foundation will change the way people do their future work. For example, instead of scientists doing experiments in the laboratory they can be done on a computer first, saving time and money.

Volumes of data can train a machine learning algorithm to automate a manual process, enabling a factory worker to spend more time on more important tasks.

Weather, geographical and environmental data can be combined and run through a simulator software platform to predict how a bushfire might spread across a certain landscape, allowing emergency responders to better plan their operations.

Collecting, analysing and storing data plays a crucial role in CSIRO solving some of Australia's greatest challenges, and the digital revolution speeds up, it has the potential to accelerate our science.

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