Planning

The front cover of the Second World Ocean Assessment, showing the title, volume and a fisheye image of divers swimming over a coral reef.

CSIRO’s contribution to the United Nations’ Second World Ocean Assessment has showcased Australia’s world-leading marine science expertise.

Diagram showing resilience planning

Recent extreme climate and disaster events are fresh in our minds given the summer of 2019/20. So it's timely to question what we can do to build climate and disaster resilience to support our communities, the economy and our environment.

Plants resprouting from a tree trunk after fire

Australia is one of the most fire-prone countries on earth. Last summer, as the fires raged, so did the national debate: could we have done more to prevent the carnage? Should we have done more hazard reduction burning?

A map of NSW.

The new NSW Spatial Digital Twin will assist emergency services in developing effective emergency management strategies ahead of the upcoming bushfire season.

A woman and a child in a garden

COVID-19 is a health and economic crisis that’s taken the world by surprise. Yet this wicked problem may also be an opportunity for Australia to invest in new types of urban infrastructure to make cities smarter, greener, safer, and healthier.

offshore oil and gas platform in the ocean

Can the rigs of today become the reefs of tomorrow? CSIRO is working with industry partners to explore the future of our oil and gas infrastructure.

Sheep eating distributed stored feed during a drought.

With droughts predicted to increase in frequency and duration, the time of recovery is when livestock producers need to prepare for future droughts.

An overhead shot of a baled field.

Regional communities can make necessary changes in response to droughts and other related challenges including the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic using a transition planning approach that builds their resilience and sustainability into the future.

Field of barley. Image: Julia Hausler

As one farming couple discovered during the Millennium Drought, smart and evolving farm management is key to successfully exiting drought and preparing for future droughts.