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As Australia's national science agency and innovation catalyst, CSIRO is solving the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

We are Australia’s most trusted research institution and most connected innovator, working with every Australian university, government department and major Australian industry.

We are one of the largest and most multidisciplinary mission-driven research agencies in the world. Our more than 5,000 people are based across 58 sites in Australia and around the world, and we manage state-of-the-art research facilities for the nation.

Our collaborative research turns science into solutions for food security and quality, clean energy and resources, health and wellbeing, resilient and valuable environments, innovative industries, and a secure Australia and region.

We deliver around $7.6 billion of benefit to the nation each year as a result of our science, securing our future national prosperity as well as environmental and social benefits.

CSIRO. Unlocking a better future for everyone.

A school of blue fish swimming underwater through some orange and yellow coral
The Great Barrier Reef is a global icon and home to a wealth of marine biodiversity unmatched anywhere in the world. Effective conservation and management of the reef depends on quality science and decision-making.