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|Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation|
|Ministry or Agency|
CSIRO has 6000 staff covering 20 civilian areas of scientific and industrial research: within the Environmental Division (approx 1500 staff) the Division of Land and Water and the Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research cover all aspects of Australian inland to estuarine to coastal to marine research –with strong links to international research.
Within the Division Of Land and Water the Environmental Earth Observation Group is the largest Australian terrestrial and aquatic research group. Their focus is on physics –based remote sensing inversion methods within data-assimilation approaches to environmental detection, monitoring, and hind, -now, and forecasting.
CSIRO does strategic research, applied research and is also the government research agency that operationalise environmentally relevant data for end-users such as I this case water quality managers and coral reef managers in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.