CSIRO projects around the world

CSIRO works in diverse range of locations around the world with a wide range of partners. We've put together a map to 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.

Pará, Brazil

Thousands of honey bees have been fitted with tiny sensors as part of a world-first research program to monitor the insects’ movements. The team are working with Brazil’s Vale Institute of Technology to take the technology to the Amazon.

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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Around the world, our LANDTEM exploration tool is being used to unearth new mineral deposits worth billions of dollars.

Chengdu, South East Asia

A national survey reveals the importance of mining to China and the Chinese, and uncovers a wealth of information on the benefits and impacts of mining that contribute to public acceptance and the industry’s ‘social licence to operate’.


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.


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.

Firminy, France

We have helped develop a world-first, energy efficient spray drying technology that preserves more flavour in powdered foods such as protein powders and coffee, and is creating brand new and improved food products.

Chandigarh, India

We've partnered with the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) in India to develop a low cost diagnostic kit for detection of tuberculosis.


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.

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.


HyLogging ticks two boxes for the Australian mining industry – it is making a demonstrable difference to exploration and mining competitiveness and it is improving our mining services exports.

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.

Koshi Basin, Pakistan

CSIRO research and project delivery in developing nations is aiming to help address gender inequality through the key areas of agriculture, water management, natural resource management, climate change, health, nutrition and education.

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.

Caplina Locumba, Peru

Peru’s first Drought Management Plan will provide Tacna with an evidence-based framework for managing water-related risks across the region, and will contribute to regional development goals.

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.

Daru Island, Papua New Guinea

Rise in global demand for marine products, new fishing technology, pollution, population stress and climate change are disrupting Torres Strait fisheries and significantly impacting on people's livelihoods.

Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea

We worked with local communities, non-government organisations and government groups in Papua New Guinea to develop a collaborative decision-making framework informed by CSIRO science.

South-East Asia

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


Extended wear contact lenses are providing comfort for millions of contact lens wearers around the world.

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.


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.

Georgia, USA

Extended wear contact lenses are providing comfort for millions of contact lens wearers around the world.

Silicon Valley

We’ve developed, and have trialled, new technology to enable remote delivery of specialist eye care to Indigenous and older Australians living in rural and remote areas.