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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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.

We are working with Chilean agencies to help the Chilean aquaculture industry improve its long term sustainability after a series of challenges over the past decade.


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 Australian waters to help protect ecosystems and wildlife.

Copiapo River, Chile

CSIRO Chile is working with the Chilean Government on an integrated management plan for the Copiapó river basin.

Copenhagen, Denmark

The MareFrame project, led by Dr. Anna Kristín Daníelsdóttir (Matis ohf) and Prof Gunnar Stefánsson (University of Iceland) brings fisheries managers, environment groups and researchers from across the world together to address challenges in the sustainable management of European fisheries.

Germany, Europe

Kebari® barley is a new grain that meets the World Health Organization's recommendation for classification as gluten-free. The first commercially-produced product made with Kebari® grain is Radeberger’s Pionier gluten-free beer, now available in Germany.

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.

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.

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.


A new method of extracting nickel from Australia’s low-grade laterite reserves could make millions of tonnes of untapped nickel laterites economically viable.

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

Our world-first continental-scale ASTER mineral maps have changed the way geoscientists and explorers look for mineral deposits.

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.

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.

Abuja, Nigeria

Millions of farmers will reap the rewards of a new project to develop self-reproducing hybrid crops. Such crops could sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

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.

Yule Island, Papua New Guninea

CSIRO researchers are studying the Torres Strait tropical rock lobster fishery to develop a scientific approach to integrate cultural factors into natural resource management.

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.


Together with our partners we developed a globally adopted commercial solution for the management of blue-green algae blooms.

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 Initiative (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.

New Jersey, USA

A new, more sensitive blood test for post-surgical bowel cancer recurrence, developed by CSIRO scientists, has been launched in the US.

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.

Seattle, Washington, USA

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