Indigenous knowledge

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Kirsten Rose - Executive Director of Future Industries - reflects on CSIRO's 90 years of work in northern Australia, and outlines our vision for the future.

Our scientists have been working in northern Australia for more than 90 years. Science and technology continues to transform the north, a region spanning more than 40 per cent of Australia's land mass.

How can humanity address the vast sustainability challenges that we face? Today there is no shortage of ideas and recommendations. We present some of the best ways to approach co-production.

A picture of an Aboriginal woman's hands holding out 4 witjuti grubs (caterpillars)

New collaborations and First Nations co-developed initiatives can unlock the potential of the edible insect industry in Australia.

A person standing on the deck of a ship holding a weather balloon.

The next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM professionals are gaining unique training and experience at sea through a new program aboard RV Investigator.

A group of four people, smiling at the camera surroundinig a laptop. Two of the people pictured are CSIRO researchers in polo shirts.

Digital health solutions could do great things for the wellness and wellbeing of Indigenous communities. But respect and trust between researchers and community is key.

Indigenous fisher wearing snorkel on his head holding a rock lobster caught with a spearing device

In the face of climate change, innovative science and cultural knowledge will be critical for protecting ecosystems, marine life and livelihoods.

A person pulling bark aside from a tree.

Language is powerful. It is one way that we, as humans, share knowledge, stories and what matters to us. In partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) has been linking language and ancestral, Indigenous ecological knowledge to Western science in its biodiversity data infrastructure.

A diver wearing goggles holding a Prickly redfish.

After years of mutual learning, a safety net is in place for the Torres Strait Beche-de-mer Fishery.