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Toiling in the soil – why we love microbes
GISERA research shows soil microbial communities are the key component of bio-degradative processes and represent a primary pathway for chemical contaminants from onshore gas activities to be removed from the environment
Baseline knowledge of a region's biodiversity is essential for assessing the risk of any potential future development scenarios
Construction booms and traffic bottlenecks – mapping future transport
CSIRO’s GISERA used TraNSIT to analyse the transport impacts across a range of shale gas development scenarios for the Beetaloo Sub-basin
Energy career inspiration for students
CSIRO’s GISERA participated in the Energy Club WA Student Expo at Edith Cowan University. The expo aimed to inspire students and open their minds to career choices in STEM and, in particular, the energy sector.
Issue 15: December 2021
In this issue: Biodiversity matters, Why we love microbes, Mapping transport in the Top End and Energy Club WA Student Expo
Studying groundwater systems in the Canning Basin in Western Australia
This project reviewed existing knowledge about groundwater systems in the Canning Basin to develop a more complete understanding of geological and hydrogeological information.
Mapping future transport for improved planning and operation in the Northern Territory
Construction phases of onshore gas projects can impact regional road networks through increases in the type and number of vehicles along many roads.
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 socio-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.
Safeguarding future groundwater use in South Australia
This project will create a modelling tool to predict how aquifers in the south east of South Australia could be used in the future given the demands of a range of industries.
Putting land management knowledge into practice in the Northern Territory
Using modern data visualization techniques, this project will create a ‘virtual landscape’ of the Beetaloo Sub-basin which will assist landholders, regulators and industry to evaluate the design and placement of gas infrastructure in the region.
Perspectives on risk to local markets and industries
This fact sheet describes research project aims and objectives designed to assist community understanding of any potential impacts of onshore gas development on the image and place-of-origin branding of agricultural markets in south east South Australia.
Optimising wastewater management for onshore gas in the NT
This fact sheet describes research project activities aimed at developing a water management framework that identifies sustainable options for managing onshore gas wastewater in the Northern Territory, should gas resource development proposals proceed.
Biodiversity impacts from roads and pipelines in the Beetaloo Sub-basin
This fact sheet describes research project activities designed to investigate ways in which roads, pipelines and other transport infrastructure may impact biodiversity in the Beetaloo Sub-basin during the proposed development of an onshore gas industry.
Offsets for greenhouse gas emissions of onshore gas in the Northern Territory
This fact sheet describes results of research project activities designed to explore feasible options to mitigate and offset lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with proposed production and consumption of onshore gas extracted from the Beetaloo Sub-basin.
The role of gas in South Australia
This project will clarify the role of natural gas in meeting the state’s renewable energy, security, emissions and energy pricing goals.
Assessing the biodiversity of the Canning Basin in WA
This project will identify the plants and animals that inhabit the Canning Basin, with a particular focus on identifying species that have important conservation value or cultural significance.
Microbial degradation of chemicals and fluids in aquifers
This fact sheet describes research activities to establish baselines for microbial communities in the Tertiary Limestone Aquifer in south east South Australia. In addition, researchers will study the potential for microbial degradation of chemicals used by the onshore gas industry.