12 Mar 2013 - 13 Mar 2013
Australian National Member Organization Visits IIASA
On 12-13 March a delegation from Australia’s largest national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) visits IIASA to develop a strategy for research cooperation. Australia became IIASA’s 20th member country in October 2012 with CSIRO serving as its National Member Organization (NMO).
The NMOs, which participate in IIASA governance and serve as liaisons to the national science and policy communities, work closely with IIASA’s administration and programs to maximize the value of the IIASA membership to the NMO nation’s scientific priorities.
CSIRO is highly regarded globally for large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary research that addresses both national and international challenges and opportunities. The organization, comprising over 6,000 staff, undertakes research in areas as diverse as marine science and deep space exploration and maintains strong collaborations with many Australian research providers and research adopters, making it an ideal NMO to represent Australia.
Representatives from CSIRO visiting IIASA include Andrew Johnson, Group Executive Environment and IIASA council member, Mark Lonsdale, CSIRO Chief of Ecosystem Sciences and Biodiversity Portfolio Leader, Alex Wonhas, Director of CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship, Ian Prosser, Science Director of CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship and Leane Regan, Communication Manager, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. They will spend two days meeting with IIASA leaders and researchers across the wide range of IIASA programs to discuss further collaboration possibilities between IIASA and Australia, and throughout the IIASA NMO network.