Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 6 December 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
CSIRO health director Dr Rob Grenfell has said the rise of Omicron COVID-19 cases in Australia is a wake-up call, with Victoria set to confirm its first incidence of the variant today – 9 news, 8 December 2021.
Right now, Australia relies on foreign satellites to gather this information. These satellites are not designed to assess our unique bush landscape and its highly flammable eucalyptus. We need to develop bespoke Australian satellites to better prevent bushfires – Gizmodo, 12 December 2021
The tool is the result of a decade’s worth of research and development by the CSIRO, UNSW and Vienna University for the United Nations Environment Programme and draws on data from countries all over the world to create a comprehensive materials footprint indicator – InnovationAus, 10 December 2021.
Cutting-edge research from Australia’s national science agency has turned on its head the perception that cattle are eating grain that could feed people and beef country would be better utilised growing crops – Farm online, 9 December 2021.
Cathy Foley previously with CSIRO, was appointed Australia’s chief scientist in 2021. Here she lists some of her major goals which include providing scientific information to government, creating commercialisation hubs and clear career pathways for graduating scientists and providing open access to research papers – ABC Science Show, 11 December 2021.
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