Issue 270 – September
Today more than ever, science and technology are vital to drive our recovery and build future resilience. In September’s edition of ECOS, we look at how we can meet our future challenges head-on, through the lens of COVID-19 testing, biodiversity, seafood certification, waste management and agricultural futures.
Nothing but blue skies? How solar forecasting works
Cumulus, stratus or cumulonimbus, clouds all have one thing in common: they affect the amount of energy solar panels produce. So, what is solar forecasting, and why is it so important?
Shifting focus: The impacts of sustainable seafood certification
How a market-based mechanism designed to recognise and reward sustainable fishing practices captures social benefits; a case study of the Marine Stewardship Council’s Fisheries Standard applied in Western Australia.
The future of waste management
Forging trust between the waste industry and the Australian community will be critical for implementing new sustainable waste management solutions.
A $25bn economic opportunity for food and agribusiness industry
CSIRO Futures Lead Economist, Dr Katherine Wynn, discusses how investment and innovation in Australian agribusiness could drive billions of dollars in economic growth.
How to bend the curve of future biodiversity loss
New research, published in Nature, shows that it's possible to both feed the world and bend the curve on biodiversity loss.