CSIRO and the United States Geological Survey
We are deepening our relationship with the United States Geological Survey to support the global energy transition.
As the science arm of the United States Department of the Interior, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) uses its earth, water, biological, and mapping data and expertise to support decision-making on environmental, resource, and public safety issues.
Our work with USGS
We have successfully delivered a number of projects with USGS as a research partner, including the development of:
- the first continental-scale minerals maps for exploration and investment opportunities in Australia
- the Open Data Cube, a high-performance management system for satellite data that is now being applied around the world
Memorandum of understanding
In 2023 we signed a memorandum of understanding with USGS. The MoU signifies our commitment to work together to uplift critical minerals capability.
Through science and innovation, USGS and CSIRO will work together to support the global energy transition by exploring joint research opportunities to unlock the potential of critical minerals – the minerals required to shape the energy transformation and the associated technologies.
Through the MoU we will explore ways to build our talent base and enable impactful science collaborations that will deliver improved methods and technologies in the detection, identification, and sustainable unlocking of critical mineral resource.