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volunteers by a lake

Scientists and the Australian community are on the hunt for rubbish as part of a national plastic pollution survey. They’ve captured data on more than 270,000 items of rubbish so far. You can help too!

photo of waterway in Indonesia with lots of rubbish and the same area in the background cleaned up

CSIRO is working with Indonesia and other regional partners where COVID has exacerbated the plastic pollution issue.

An abandoned car sits among the ash as a reminder of the Kosciuszko fire, Snowy Mountains, Australia. Pictured on the shores of Jourama Pondage Talbingo January 2020. Image by Kate Langford, CSIRO

Dealing with the rising threat of wildfires has become a global concern.

Close of photo of a mosquito

Australian summers and mosquitoes go together. But a La Niña year can increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

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.

coral reef

CSIRO scientists have found that corals store dormant 'seed banks' like forests do. This unexpected finding shows reefs can recover in surprising ways.

A prawn trawler on ocean with setting sun behind

Hidden beneath the waves, the impact of bottom trawling is often talked about but rarely properly understood. A recent CSIRO-led study has quantified that impact on a worldwide scale.

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.

A satellite image

Artificial intelligence and its sub-branches machine learning and deep learning are making their way into agriculture and agribusiness. They're helping make decisions and predictions once never dreamed of.