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  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The primary roles of the CSIRO include contributing to meeting the objectives and responsibilities of the Australian Federal Government and providing new ways to benefit the Australian community and the economic and social performance of a number of industry sectors through research and development.
A precursor to the CSIRO, the Advisory Council of Science and Industry, was established in 1916 at the intitiative of Prime Minister Billy Hughes.
The CSIRO was the first Australian organisation to start using the internet, and as such was free to register the second level domain csiro.au (as opposed to csiro.org.au or csiro.com.au).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CSIRO   (1099 words)

  
 CSIRO points the way to seafloor riches
CSIRO conducted more than 20 expeditions to largely unexplored areas of the southwest Pacific Ocean to discover and investigate sites where mineral deposits are forming today.
CSIRO Exploration and Mining is looking forward to continued collaboration with Nautilus Minerals and Placer Dome on certain aspects of mineralogical and environmental work in this early stage of seafloor exploration.
In particular, Placer and Nautilus are proposing to utilise the significant amount of biological data that CSIRO has acquired to enable a better understanding of the unusual eco-systems that exist around the active hot spring deposits and the possible impacts that may result from future work.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2004-12/ca-cpt122004.php   (365 words)

  
 Adelaide laboratory information - CSIRO Land and Water
CSIRO Land and Water is one of the largest divisions in CSIRO, having more than 500 staff based in locations around Australia.
CSIRO Land and Water and its partners seek to develop innovative solutions to Australia’s land and water management challenges and to deliver options to policy makers and land managers that are economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable.
CSIRO Land and Water in Adelaide provides access to state-of-the-art testing and analytical services and facilities on a fee for service basis, including an extensive range of chemical analyses on plant, soil and water samples for inorganic nutrients, trace elements and heavy metals; XRF spectrometry; infrared soil analysis; an Isotope Analysis Service; and Mineralogical Services.
www.clw.csiro.au /division/adelaide   (588 words)

  
 Welcome to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
CSIRO helped develop the most efficient sheep shears in the business.
CSIRO operates school programs around Australia including awards, competitions, student workshops and research projects, teacher professional development and teacher resources.
CSIRO research is securing our health and wellbeing into the 21st century.
www.csiro.au   (247 words)

  
 Cotton Catchment Communities CRC - Australian cotton varieties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Prior to CSIRO varieties being released in the 1980's, commercial cotton in Australia was comprised of US bred varieties.
The CSIRO in collaboration with Monsanto is also developing one of the most exciting projects in biological control methods.
Some CSIRO lines will incorporate brown and green lint genes and work is being undertaken to improve the fibre quality of coloured cotton.
www.mv.pi.csiro.au /Publicat/Articles/csvarmed.htm   (538 words)

  
 SGRL
CSIRO researchers have completed a two year study on the influence of storage conditions on the rate of breakdown of dormancy and water sensitivity in Australian barleys.
CSIRO and the global industrial gas company the BOC Group have signed a deal to deliver to the international market a new environmentally-safe fumigant for treating soil, insect pests, weeds and diseases.
A CSIRO scientist is a step closer to solving the mystery of how insect pests survive in low oxygen environments such as grain silos and how to reduce multi-million dollar reliance on toxic fumigants to kills such pests.
sgrl.csiro.au /news/default.html   (1936 words)

  
 CSIRO Bioinformatics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
CSIRO Bioinformatics is an innovator in algorithm development and data mining for drug discovery and diagnosis.
CSIRO Bioinformatics is a wholly owned subsidiary of CSIRO, the Australian federal government research agency.
CSIRO Bioinformatics has statisticians and software engineers with extensive data mining experience, in areas as diverse as remote sensing, insurance and medical instrumentation.
www.bioinformatics.csiro.au   (292 words)

  
 WALHI - Critique of the 'Buyat Bay' CSIRO Environmental Monitoring Study Commissioned by PT Newmont Minahasa Raya (2004)
Meanwhile, the CSIRO sampling of Buyat Bay found extremely high levels of 678 ppm, 491 ppm and 466 ppm arsenic in the area most affected by mine tailings, and the CSIRO report notes that Newmont's own monitoring has discovered levels as high as 1190 ppm arsenic.
CSIRO findings show that the seabed of Buyat Bay is contaminated by Antimony in Newmont's tailings, at a level which exceeds guidelines from US/Canada (9 ppm) and Australia/NZ (25 ppm) by approximately ten times.
CSIRO's data indicates that the millions of tons of Newmont's mine tailings in Buyat Bay are in fact continuously releasing metals into Buyat Bay, a situation which is acknowledged in the first paragraph, page 20 of the CSIRO report.
www.walhi.or.id /eng/critique_csiro_311004   (1534 words)

  
 CSIRO - SourceWatch
For example, in August 2006, the CSIRO has signed an agreement with Genetic Solutions, a Brisbane based-company, to become a shareholder in the company in exchange for its research into cattle genes.
CSIRO PR Until mid-July 2006, Donna Staunton was the Executive Director of Communications for CSIRO and is also a member of the Executive team.
The CSIRO Board (http://www.csiro.au/csiro/content/standard/pskj.html) is responsible to the Australian Government for the overall strategy, governance and performance of CSIRO.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=CSIRO   (682 words)

  
 CSIRO Land and Water
CSIRO Land and Water, through its science and partnerships, plays a powerful role in bringing the nation closer to an environmentally sustainable and economically viable future.
Most of our work is performed in partnership with government and research co-investors, and CSIRO Land and Water is a major contributor to the Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship Program.
Three CSIRO scientists - Dr Graeme Batley, Dr Stuart Simpson and Dr Jenny Stauber - who helped develop new guidelines for the responsible management of contaminated sediments in our harbours, estuaries and rivers have won the Land and Water Australia Eureka Prize for Water Research.
www.clw.csiro.au   (342 words)

  
 CSIRO
CSIRO's study in the field of bioinformatics has been propelled forward with the installation of a dedicated high performance computing cluster, built using low cost Dell servers clustered together running SuSe Linux.
The challenge for CSIRO was to provide CSIRO scientists, located around the country, with ready access to a single, secure and powerful computing resource that would centralise their research on the human genome, protein structures and other practices within the growing field of bioinformatics.
By centralising the cluster, CSIRO scientists now have access to a single computing resource that allows them to readily share their findings and schedule tasks from remote locations.
www.dell.com /content/topics/global.aspx/casestudies/en/2004_csiro?c=us&l=en&s=corp   (194 words)

  
 Aussie astronomers prepare for smash hit
CSIRO's radio telescopes can work in daylight and so scientists will be able to watch the comet at the time of the impact, and for the following seven hours.
CSIRO's Parkes telescope (near Parkes NSW) will be used to look for OH molecules, which are a sign of water in the comet.
CSIRO's Mopra telescope (near Coonabarabran NSW) and Australia Telescope Compact Array (near Narrabri NSW) will be used to look for HCN molecules, which are a general marker for a range of carbon-based molecules.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-06/ca-aap062805.php   (721 words)

  
 HPSC - High Performance Scientific Computing
CSIRO HPSC is now located at the Bureau of Meteorology's Docklands facility at 700 Collins Street in Melbourne, Victoria.
CSIRO is a partner in APAC, participating in the Computational Tools and Techniques Program, and has access to the systems at the APAC National Facility.
CSIRO is a partner in IVEC, with HPSC contributing to the purchase of their new Altix system in Western Australia.
www.hpsc.csiro.au   (348 words)

  
 News - Companies - CSIRO
CSIRO is calling on landowners and managers to join the fight against the European flberry, one of Australia’s most invasive and unfriendly weeds
CSIRO Plant Industry is on the hunt for regions of the wheat genome that can help wheat crops in Australia 's northern wheat belt when water is limited
CSIRO scientists are winning the war against parasitic worms in wheat (3801)
www.seedquest.com /News/Companies/Oceania/csiro.htm   (942 words)

  
 Health & Medical News - CSIRO diet gets a grilling - 29/08/2005
Dr Tim Gill, of the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity, agrees with Stanton that the CSIRO diet is "a bit of science with a lot of hype".
And a subsequent study showed people who stayed on the CSIRO diet for 12 months were 3 kilograms lighter than when they started out compared to the conventional dieters.
Clifton is trialling the CSIRO diet in men, who are allowed a higher proportion of protein than women, with a view to producing a male-focused sequel to the first book.
www.abc.net.au /science/news/health/HealthRepublish_1448136.htm   (871 words)

  
 CSIRO Petroleum
CSIRO Petroleum is a provider of research and development and associated technical services to the petroleum industry.
The CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining is the largest supplier of strategic RandD to the Australian exploration and mining industry.
CSIRO Minerals is the lead Division in the Mineral Processing and Metal Production Sector of CSIRO, which in turn is part of the Sustainable Minerals and Energy Group of CSIRO Divisions with expertise relevant to the minerals and energy industries.
www-old.dpr.csiro.au /PostGradScholarships   (656 words)

  
 GMWatch.org
CSIRO as having a long history of involvement with intensive agricultural RandD and collaboration with agribusiness multinationals, and as having become increasingly dependent upon industry funding.
CSIRO scientists have since been very active in the promotion of GE to the Australian community, and especially to other scientists (Hindmarsh, 1996).
On the day of the announcement of the commercial approval for Bayer's GM canola (oilsedd rape) in Australia, CSIRO announced that Bayer would be extending its lucrative investment in CSIRO 'to develop modern biotechnology tools applicable to cotton and other crops'.
www.gmwatch.org /profile1.asp?PrId=187   (556 words)

  
 CSIRO Petroleum Postgraduate Scholarships
CSIRO Petroleum Resources provides research capabilities directed at maintaining an internationally competitive and sustainable Australian energy industry with a primary focus on oil and gas.
CSIRO Petroleum is currently conducting research within the Energy Transformed Flagship and Wealth from Oceans Flagship.
Conventional Fracture Mechanics deals with continuous (at the scale of interest) solids and investigates mechanisms of their failure, in particular various aspects of propagation of one or, sometimes, several cracks.
www-old.dpr.csiro.au /PostGradScholarships/pgrad.html   (1865 words)

  
 Biodiversity & Ecology
CSIRO is conducting research on Lepidoptera at the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) to better understand the evolutionary history and the classification of major groups of butterflies and moths.
CSIRO’s Water Resources Protection team can conduct research into water quality, contaminant dynamics, microbial processes and industrial biotechnology to assist in the management and protection of urban and industrial water resources.
CSIRO and the Australian Greenhouse Office have developed remote sensing tools and technologies that allow Australia to accurately measure land cover change over the past 30 years.
www.csiro.au /csiro/channel/ich2s,,.html   (195 words)

  
 CSIRO Staff Association - About Us
The CSIRO Staff Association works to protect and progress the interests of our members in the CSIRO Section and in society.
We provide the means to promote a community of staff in CSIRO so that we can assist members to enforce their rights.
The CSIRO Staff Association has direct representation on the Governing Council of the CPSU, enabling members to have input into the overall activities and direction of the union.
www.cpsu-csiro.org.au /eng/showpage.php3?id=1210   (495 words)

  
 CSIRO High Performance Scientific Computing Desktop Project(SCD)
The CSIRO High Performance Scientific Computing group provides premium access to supercomputing and high performance computing facilities for researchers of Australia's CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation).
CSIRO is a partner in the Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (APAC).
Note: CSIRO HPSC is now located at the Bureau of Meteorology's new Docklands facility at 700 Collins Street in Melbourne, Victoria.
www.hpsc.csiro.au /scd   (117 words)

  
 Gas clouds make new telescope
CSIRO and overseas astronomers have found a way to harness clouds of gas in space to make a natural 'telescope' more powerful than any manmade telescope currently in operation.
The phenomenon underlying the technique is confirmed in a recent paper [10 March] in the Astrophysical Journal by a team from CSIRO, the University of Adelaide and institutions in The Netherlands.
The paper is based on observations by PhD student Ms Hayley Bignall (now at the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe), made with the CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array radio telescope in eastern Australia.
www.atnf.csiro.au /news/press/gasclouds.html   (904 words)

  
 AIP Center for History of Physics Newsletter: Fall 1997
CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is Australia's major non-university research organization.
From 1988, its activities have focused on the telecommunications industry, and in 1996 the Division became part of CSIRO Telecommunications and Industrial Physics.
The "Archives Room" is full again with new donations from scientists who are learning to trust the process, and records which require assessment by someone who knows the Division and its work.
www.aip.org /history/newsletter/fall97/csiro.htm   (541 words)

  
 Haptics - The CSIRO Haptic Workbench
The CSIRO Haptic Workbench was developed early in 1997 and was presented in the Exhibition at ACM SIGGRAPH in July 1997.
It combined the Phantom haptic device from Sensable Technologies with a hands-in virtual environment developed at the University of Singapore using a monitor mounted over a mirror and stereo shutter-glasses to achieve the collocation of the user’s hand-held stylus and the displayed 3D model.
CSIRO created the software which resolved the incompatibility between the haptic and graphical display of the same models.
www.ict.csiro.au /page.php?did=25   (205 words)

  
 CSIRO's Communications Strategy - SourceWatch
While the CSIRO, the Australian science research agency that is largely government-funded, has historically had high standing with the Australian public, it has been embroiled in a series of controversies in recent years including over its approach to handling inquiries from journalists.
Borgas wrote that CSIRO staff association members "cannot comprehend why reasonable requests for information have become such an issue, even in the context of critical articles in Australasian Science.
CSIRO, "Policy on Public Comment by CSIRO Staff (http://www.csiro.au/csiro/content/file/pfgk,,.html)", July 2006.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=CSIRO's_Communications_Strategy   (468 words)

  
 CSIRO Entomology Home
CSIRO Honorary Research Fellow, Dr Richard Milner, is a finalist in the Sherman Eureka Prize for Environmental Research for his research that developed the fungus, Metarhizium, as a green control for Australian plague locusts.
In collaboration with industry, we use insects to explore fundamental biological processes and to develop innovative industrial and environmental technologies.
CSIRO is researching biological control methods for the introduced cane toad, Bufo marinus.
www.ento.csiro.au   (187 words)

  
 CSIRO Careers and Employment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The CSIRO ICT Centre is building a role for Australia as a global ICT innovator by delivering leading-edge Information and Communication Technology solutions for industry and society.
The successful applicant will be appointed to an indefinite position within the CSIRO ICT Centre and upon appointment, to the role of Research Director for a period of 5 years. 
In addition to the above key responsibilities, the Research Director will be required, from time to time,  contribute to the development of the policies and procedures of the ICT Centre and also support the Director and Deputy Director in other duties as required.
recruitment.csiro.au /asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2006/38   (1158 words)

  
 Csiro - ICT Research - Enterprise Search Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Significantly, CSIRO research into light metals will also play a crucial role in 2004 CSIRO Australia.
CSIRO has developed real-time, automatic face capture and recognition technology capable of enhancing security.
This innovative science was awarded the CSIRO 2004 Chairman's Medal.
findouthome.com /?q=csiro   (316 words)

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