CSIRO flies high to delve deeper into Narrabri faults
CSIRO researchers will take to the skies to shed light on subterranean structures deep below the Pilliga State Forest in the Narrabri region of New South Wales.
Research focus on onshore gas asset decommissioning
The CSIRO, Australia’s leading science agency, is working with community, government and industry to improve understanding about decommissioning processes for onshore coal seam gas and shale gas wells.
Invitation to join our community webcast
We're hosting a webcast to highlight research conducted over the past 10 years into the social and environmental impacts of onshore gas development in Australia.
Digital twin predicts overland water flow
Hotter, wetter, and drier. Already a place of extreme environmental conditions, the Northern Territory faces further challenges in a changing climate.
CSIRO’s GISERA launches new website
We have been working on a new-look website for CSIRO’s GISERA and it’s now live.
Canning Basin seismic array to deliver wealth of real time data
The subterranean secrets of the Canning Basin in Western Australia are about to be revealed with the establishment of a new, highly sensitive seismic monitoring system.
Award for CSIRO’s stygofauna research
Researchers from CSIRO, Australia’s leading science agency, Charles Darwin University and LaTrobe University have been recognised for revealing the dark and secret lives of stygofauna in the Northern Territory.
Toiling in the soil – why we love microbes
Research by CSIRO's GISERA shows soil microbial communities are the key component of bio-degradative processes and decomposition and represent a primary pathway for the chemical contaminants from onshore gas activities to be removed from the environment.
A baseline knowledge of the biodiversity of a region is an essential component for assessing the risk of any potential future development scenarios.
Construction booms and traffic bottlenecks – mapping future transport
The CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) used TraNSIT to analyse the transport impacts across a range of hypothetical shale gas development scenarios for the Beetaloo Sub-basin.
Energy career inspiration for students
CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) participated in the Energy Club WA Student Expo at Edith Cowan University in November. The expo aimed to inspire students and open their minds to career choices in STEM and, in particular, the energy sector.
New Alliance Agreement for ongoing research on impacts of gas
A new Alliance Agreement between CSIRO, Santos, Origin, APLNG and QGC continues to place value on research into the social, economic and environmental impacts of onshore gas developments across Australia.
Tiny new species discovered as scientists’ outback fishing trip bags exotic catch
Scientists uncover a variety of tiny aquatic animals, known as stygofauna, within aquifers in the Northern Territory.
$13.7 million Federal funding boost for CSIRO’s GISERA
The CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance welcomed a Federal Government decision to commit $13.7 million for new research into the impacts of onshore gas developments across Australia.
CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance refutes misleading report
CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) refutes the claims made in the document ‘CSIR...who?’ published by The Australia Institute in July 2020.
Air, water and soil impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Queensland
In a first of its kind in Australia, CSIRO has completed a comprehensive study into impacts of hydraulic fracturing, a process that is sometimes used to extract coal seam gas trapped within coal deposits.
NT baseline methane and groundwater studies complete
GISERA has completed important baseline methane and groundwater studies in the Northern Territory.
Whole of life greenhouse gas assessment final report released
This final report assesses greenhouse gas emissions of a coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Queensland, and the relative climate benefits of using Queensland natural gas in place of thermal coal as fuel for generation of electricity in Australia.
Fugitive emissions fact sheet updated
CSIRO has updated the fugitive emissions factsheet which sets out what the science tells us about methane emission sources from unconventional onshore gas.