CSIRO projects around the world

CSIRO works in a diverse range of locations around the world with different partners. Check out the map which will give you a snapshot of what we're up to.

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International water research and development

CSIRO is building the Government of Afghanistan’s capacity to develop a national water information program.

International water research and development

Researchers from Bangladesh and Australia are working together with policy makers to understand the sustainable level of water use, particularly groundwater use, for irrigation in the northwest region of Bangladesh.

Beijing, China

Our heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Cowpeas are an important food crop in Sub-Saharan Africa but yields are often reduced by more than 80 per cent due to pests and diseases. We are part of a global project to improve cowpea production in Africa and are making progress towards incorporating ‘built-in’ insect pest protection that could help to reduce food shortages in the region.

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This study presents a snapshot of the current state of the industry, its opportunities and challenges in the context of the global mega-trends that will affect it over the next 20 years, as well as concrete, evidence-based future scenarios, both positive and negative, to promote a constructive national dialogue about the future.


Our scientists, in collaboration with research partners, identified bats as the natural reservoir of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-like coronaviruses.

CSIRO conducts world-leading, award winning research into marine debris in Australia and beyond, on land and at sea, to help protect ecosystems and wildlife.

Germany, Europe

Kebari® barley is a grain we've developed that's ultra low in gluten. This means a wider variety of foods and beverages suitable for those that avoid gluten in their diet is just around the corner.

Cyprus, Europe

We're helping Cyprus meet its renewable energy targets with half an acre of our unique sun-tracking mirrors, or heliostats, in the sun-drenched Mediterranean.


If we can better understand plant resistance to pathogens like fungi and oomycetes, we can successfully introduce genes for resistance into crops like grapevines, which will increase productivity and quality, and simultaneously decrease our dependence on chemicals for disease control.


The Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) is an Australian government initiative aiming to improve water, food and energy security in the major Himalayan river basins of South Asia. It supports climate resilient livelihoods and economic growth, benefitting the poor and vulnerable, particularly women and girls.

West Bengal, India

We are working with Australian and international partner organisations on a project which aims to achieve socially inclusive and sustainable agricultural intensification in West Bengal and Bangladesh.

Hiratsuka, Japan

The UltraBattery has turned the conventional lead-acid battery — a 150 year-old energy-storage system — into a dynamic technology for storing electricity and powering vehicles.

Tokyo, Japan

Cost effective exploration and discovery of new mineral resources is being realised through advances and expertise in detection technologies, mineral systems, resource characterisation and data analysis.

Yokohama, Japan

Our solar technology is helping Japan reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and giving a boost to the Australian car industry at the same time.

International water research and development

Nepal’s plentiful water resources require careful management to ensure equitable use across the many competing demands of water users.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Foot and Mouth Disease is a highly infectious viral disease affecting cloven hoofed animals. Australia is working with offshore collaborators such as the Netherlands to work on the live FMD virus.

South Asia

The UltraBattery has turned the conventional lead-acid battery — a 150 year-old energy-storage system — into a dynamic technology for storing electricity and powering vehicles.

International water research and development

Building on a long history of working together, Australia and Pakistan are collaborating to implement Australian water resource management technologies and build local capacity in integrated water resources management and impact assessment.

Paris, France

CSIRO has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency to allow more sharing of scientific expertise and to give Australia better access to the space agency’s extensive Earth observation satellite fleet.

Papua New Guinea

We're working with Australia's neighbouring countries in the Indian and Pacific oceans to develop more sustainable fisheries management and protect the region's biosecurity.

South-East Asia

Novacq prawn feed, developed by CSIRO, is helping Australian prawn farmers grow bigger, healthier prawns sustainably, faster and cheaper.

Tianjin, China

To mark 40 years of collaboration with China, we built an interactive timeline to showcase the research collaborations, staff exchanges and new innovations of our partnership.


Zebedee is a handheld laser scanner that creates 3D maps of difficult environments in the time it takes to walk through them. It doesn’t rely on GPS, making it suitable for a range of scientific and commercial applications.

Our thin, flexible solar cells could offer an affordable solution to meeting the needs of increasing energy demands around the world.

UK and Europe

We helped Medical Development International move into the European market by creating a new, scalable and reliable manufacturing process for their Penthrox 'green whistle' pain-relieving drug.


We are supporting not-for-profit global health organisation PATH in their rotavirus vaccine development project, benefiting communities globally.

Golden, Colorado, USA

The Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI) is an $87 million, eight-year international collaboration with research institutions, industry bodies and universities transforming Australia into a global leader in concentrating solar thermal power technologies.

Silicon Valley

We’ve developed new technology to deliver specialist eye care to Indigenous and older Australians living in rural and remote areas.

Seattle, Washington, USA

Our cost-effective topcoat technology is reducing environmental impact and improving worker safety in the aviation industry.