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01 Customers

The Great Barrier Reef

From stars to starfish: NASA's life aquatic

We've worked with NASA for more than 50 years, exploring the furthest reaches of space. But now we're taking that collaboration in the opposite direction - partnering up to explore under the sea. The Coral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL), NASA’s new three-year field study of Earth’s coral reef ecosystems, has kicked off its studies at the Great Barrier Reef, and will work its way to Hawaii over the next year. Scientists from CSIRO and NASA will also spend time aboard the RV Investigator during the project. How we'll equip decision-makers with new levels of data

02 Research

Future Science Platforms

The Big Six: Our innovation hacks for the future

We’re always busy thinking about the future, and we're excited to announce the six new areas of research where we think our science will make life-changing differences. We'll invest in technologies to look deep inside the earth, and networks that match crops to future soil and weather conditions. We'll work with biological data to conserve biodiversity and ecosystems, and personalise medical solutions like vaccines for our DNA and parts for our bodies. We'll wield sensors to monitor our health in real time, so cancers might be caught before they can recur, and we'll make machines smarter so they can custom manufacture almost anything. See what that might look like

Wind turbines and solar panels on a roof

Why don't we have both?

Love the idea of renewable energy, but torn between solar and wind power? Keen to go green, but still have traditional tastes? Because we know people are increasingly looking for the right combination of power sources to suit their individual needs and circumstances, we’ve established a Centre for Hybrid Energy Systems in Victoria. Mixing energy sources can dramatically reduce costs and emissions, but can be held back by individual power generation or storage technologies. Our state-of-the-art facility showcases our expertise and capability in integrating energy storage, renewable energy, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, fuel processing, systems design and construction. Which mix is right for you?

03 Discoveries

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04 People

Karlie Noon next to scientific equipment

Searching for STEM stars

Around the world, no matter where or when you've lived on this planet, we've all looked up at the stars every night. But different cultures have studied the skies in different ways, and so the perspective of Indigenous scientist Karlie Noon is invaluable to our research in Indigenous Astronomy. Now Karlie's expanding her horizons to establish our Indigenous STEM Awards program, designed to recognise, reward and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, teachers, schools, communities and STEM professionals. Do you know someone eligible to enter before October 14?


Career aquatic

As a research scientist in aquatic health you will be a part of the Integrated Sustainable Aquaculture Production Program of the Agriculture and Food Business Unit. The aquatic animal health research portfolio includes the development and deployment of novel diagnostic techniques (principally fish and prawns), and the application of innovative treatment solutions. Based in Hobart, you will apply specialist knowledge in aquatic animal health to initiate, lead and contribute to a wide range of research projects that assess disease status, and instigate novel interventions to reduce the impacts of disease on aquatic animal production.

Powering on

As the Business Development Manager with CSIRO Energy in Perth, you will build a portfolio of external relationships and a pipeline of funding opportunities which are aligned to the Energy Business Unit (in particular the oil, gas and fuels sector). You will facilitate close collaboration with Energy clients and internal stakeholders to identify strategic Business Development opportunities and close complex deals.

05 Participate

Two men with laptops

From ideas to impact

We're passionate about great science, but sometimes translating brilliant research into an end product that can make a difference in someone's life takes a bit of refining. Our ON sci-tech accelerator provides the time and expertise to hone our ideas into impact. The concepts about to enter this round of ON include a non-invasive diagnostic test to improve IVF success rates, and an electronic nose that can detect illegal trafficking of wildlife contraband. Could your big idea benefit from being switched ON?

Two students with a microscope

Spark curiosity

What did you love about science at school? Do you still have that sense of curiosity about the world - and our future? We think they're vital skills, so we're passionate about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. We’re looking for STEM professionals and teachers to get involved in our Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program and inspire students, showing them the full diversity of jobs that draw on STEM skills. Could you help inspire our next generation of scientists?

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