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Collaborative State and National Research Centres

Australian Centre for Geomechanics

The ACG undertakes research, education and training activities in the geomechanics disciplines to provide industry with the necessary tools and knowledge to ensure that safety is not simply a top priority on par with productivity, but rather an ethic that guides everything.

Australian Seafood CRC

The Seafood CRC is Australia's first entity to stimulate and provide comprehensive seafood-related research, development and industry leadership on a national basis.

Australian Sustainable Development Institute

Curtin University of Technology has established the Australian Sustainable Development Institute (ASDI) for the purpose of advancing the economic and social welfare of the state, the nation and the world without compromising the quality of the environment for current and future generations.

Centre for Exploration Targeting

The Centre is aimed at the mineral industry's need to increase the discovery of new mineral deposits. Its six research themes reflect the belief that more effective targeting, coupled with independent action to reduce the risks of value destruction, will deliver outcomes that can significantly improve the risk : reward ratio.

Centre of Excellence for Science, Seafood and Health

The Centre of Excellence for Science, Seafood and Health (CESSH) seeks to build a critical mass of scientists and researchers, with support from national and international collaborators, to ensure that Australia is seen as a world leader in seafood research within the next five years.

Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE)

CRC CARE devises new ways of dealing with and preventing contamination of soil, water and air.

Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies

The Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) is one of the world's leading collaborative research organisations focused on carbon dioxide capture and geological sequestration.

Cooperative Research Centre for Infrastructure Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)

CIEAM works towards developing innovative solutions and implementing them in a strategic integrated framework, creating significant reductions in the costs of asset-ownership and optimising asset management systems in Australia.

Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information

This centre aims to be a world leader in spatial information applications that are affordable, usable and readily available.

Cooperative Research Centre Mining

Cooperative Research Centre Mining's aim is to deliver a stream of innovative solutions that substantially enhances both safety and productivity

Curtin Institute of Minerals and Energy

To remain profitable, the minerals and energy sectors must continually develop innovative science and technology to enhance their business operations. The new Curtin Institute of Minerals and Energy offers direct responses to industry needs.

Deep Exploration Technologies CRC

The Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC) was established to address the most significant challenge to the future of the minerals industry, i.e. the reduction in the mineral resources inventory due to high production rates and low mineral exploration success.

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research is a collaborative centre based in Perth, achieving research excellence in astronomical science and engineering.

John De Laeter Centre For Mass Spectrometry (JdL-II)

The John De Laeter Centre is engaged in research within the areas of biogeochemistry, cosmochemistry, geochronology, organic geochemistry, radiogenic isotope studies, stable isotope geochemistry and thermochronology.

Nanoscale Characterisation Centre of WA (NCC-WA)

NCC-WA aims to be a world-class regional and national technology-enabling provider, supplying best practice in targeted cutting-edge research and industry-relevant nanoscale characterisation that maximises the benefits to the general community from industry and institutional research and development in WA. The primary objective of the Centre is to continue major equipment acquisition to ensure that the State’s researchers have access to state-of-the-art technology.

Parker Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions

Improves hydrometallurgical processes for the extraction of metallic compounds such as alumina and metals such as gold, nickel, copper and zinc from minerals using aqueous solutions.

Radio Astronomy Science and Engineering Centre of Excellence

The Centre will combine State government and university resources in order to build a critical mass of radio astronomy expertise in WA. The Centre will capitalise on opportunities presented by new WA-based radio astronomy pathfinder instruments and will help attract the $US2 billion Square Kilometre Array observatory to WA.

Western Australian Energy Research Alliance (WA ERA)

The Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC) based in Technology Park, is one of the principal hubs in the State's oil and gas technology cluster - sharing knowledge, skills and facilities.

Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence

This centre adopts multidisciplinary research to exploit and use low geothermal energy as an emission-free source of power for modern cities.

Western Australian Interactive Virtual environments Centre (IVEC)

IVEC encourages and supports exploration, evolution and exploitation of advanced computing, large-scale storage, high-speed communications and scientific visualisation.

Western Australian Marine Science Institution

The aim of the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) is to provide a better scientific understanding of the marine environment for the people of the State of Western Australia.

Western Australian Nanochemistry Research Institute (WANRI)

WANRI creates a critical mass of expertise, equipment and facilities, and establishes a cohesive and coherent research in the area of nanochemistry.

Western Australian Satellite Technology and Applications Consortium (WASTAC)

WASTAC's main objectives are to maintain a reliable, comprehensive and accessible archive of NOAA-AVHRR, MODIS and SeaWiFS satellite data.