CSIRO, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization is Australia's governmental agency for scientific research. CSIRO was originally founded in 1926 as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry. CSIRO employs 6,000 scientists, technicians and support staff with 50 sites around Australia and labs in Mexico and France. CSIRO is divided into 16 operational divisions including but not limited to, Australia Telescope National Laboratory, Energy Technology, Entomology, Material Sciences and Engineering, Sustainable Ecosystems and Molecular and Health Technologies. CSIRO is noted for its work at the Darwin Laboratories, the invention of the Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, invention of the insect repellent Aerogar and a series of biological control inhibiting the spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease. Media inquiries are welcome.
Future fire -- still a wide open climate question
How the frequency and intensity of wildfires and intentional biomass burning will change in a future climate requires closer scientific attention, according to CSIRO's Dr Melita Keywood.
Australia setting the standard for water information exchange
A new water information standard has been announced today by the international standards body Open Geospatial Consortium. Known as WaterML2.0, the new standard will assist in better management of one of our most valuable ...
Fewer rain storms across southern Australia
(PhysOrg.com) -- Decreasing autumn and winter rainfall over southern Australia has been attributed to a 50-year decrease in the average intensity of storms in the region a trend which is forecast to continue for another ...
Venice to suffer fewer storm surges
(PhysOrg.com) -- Venice the City of Dreams may have one less nightmare to deal with following a finding that the frequency of extreme storm surge events generated by Adriatic Sea tempests could fall by about ...
Ocean warming detrimental to inshore fish species
(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian scientists have reported the first known detrimental impact of southern hemisphere ocean warming on a fish species.
Southern Ocean seals dive deep for climate data
(PhysOrg.com) -- Elephant seals are helping scientists overcome a critical blind-spot in their ability to detect change in Southern Ocean circulation and sea ice production and its influence on global climate.
New sustainable 'bio-derived' jet fuel industry is achievable: report
Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial, 'bio-derived' Australian and New Zealand aviation fuels industry is a viable proposition, according to a report compiled by CSIRO in collaboration with the regions ...
Landmark carbon assessment developed for Australia
The Australian landscape soaked up one third of the carbon emitted by fossil fuels in Australia over the past twenty years, according to a new CSIRO study released last week.
Focus on adaptation when times are tight
Biologists have been advised not to over-commit time and effort establishing broader climate change links to local ecological impacts.
First broad-scale maps of life on the sea-shelf
Marine scientists from five research agencies have pooled their skills and resources to compile a directory of life on Australia's continental shelf.