Posts by Kate Cranney

CSIRO research is helping to understand costs and improve the flow of agricultural transport in Indonesia and Vietnam, through the use of TraNSIT.

Aerial photo of a a ship and an oil spill

Oil spills can cause significant environmental damage. We have developed new oil spill response technology that focuses on removing small oil droplets. And it all starts off with the humble domestic sponge ...

Brolga - large grey crane walking on pink vegetation

Northern Australia is home to a diverse and unique range of waterbirds. Scientists have created four functional groups of waterbirds, helping decision makers better understand the potential impacts of water and agricultural development in the north.

Wetland and seat

With La Niña conditions in Australia, it's the perfect time to be asking: how can we store water for a not-so-rainy day? One solution is managed aquifer recharge (MAR). Two exemplary MAR projects in Australia, both supported by CSIRO, have just been profiled in a new United Nations Ebook.

Supermarket shelves in fresh produce section

Australia has an enviable reputation as a world-class food producer. Digital transformation of the country’s food supply chain will enable automated compliance. It will also provide deep analytics to enhance food safety and quality.

A new CSIRO report ‘Exploring climate risk in Australia’ asks what the financial implications might be if we delay the transition to net zero emissions.

The Mataranka Springs Complex is a unique water resource in the Northern Territory. Recent CSIRO research has uncovered important new information about the sources of water for the Springs.

Our analysis from 2017 estimated it would cost Australia a trillion dollars to convert to renewables. Our current estimate is $500 billion. A large part of this is because of recent technological innovation.

Wind farms along a coast

Electricity generation is the biggest contributor to our national greenhouse gas emissions, and it's undergoing a rapid transition.