Sharing CSIRO’s science to inform and create impact is key for the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance.

Director's message

The past six months has been a showcase of sharing science, with our research on show to almost 2,000 industry and government stakeholders at the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) conference, our work shared with an estimated 331,000 TV viewers on the SBS Insight program, and GISERA’s researchers talking with up to 100 farmers at the Chinchilla show in Queensland’s Western Downs.

GISERA’s efforts so far this year have included the establishment of a new research focus in South Australia’s South East, and continued delivery of great science in Queensland and New South Wales.

Potential impacts of onshore gas on water, air quality, human health, and the social fabric of communities continue to be the key focus. This issue we share our latest research on matters of interest, including ambient air quality research in the Surat Basin, building on our work to understand the potential health impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) development, and how to design better groundwater monitoring networks to account for CSG  impacts.

We’ve also released new videos to provide a new overview of Alliance research, and showcased our research into the air, water and soil impacts of hydraulic fracturing. We’ve also developed a new brochure for our updated research portfolio.

Defining the impact from our science remains a priority for GISERA, as we continue to provide science to support decision making, build capacity, and thought leadership across Australia.

Regards, Damian Barrett, GISERA Director

Last updated: 21 June, 2018

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