Australian Academy of Science


3 Aug 2017

This report characterises Australia’s current climate science capability and identifies how well the climate science sector is positioned to meet current and future demands for weather and climate knowledge.

Research report

22 Jan 2016

This report aims to aid policy making and public discussion based on rigorous estimates of the current contribution of the core sciences.

The Office of the Australian Chief Scientist commissioned the Australian Academy of Science to develop two complementary reports on the importance of...

Research report

22 Jan 2016

The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) and the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) commissioned the Centre for International Economics (the CIE) to investigate and measure the importance of recent advances in the biological sciences to the Australian economy. This work followed an earlier similar...


31 Jul 2015


The Australian Academy of Science welcomes the opportunity to comment on the suite of strategies and measures outlined in the Australian Government’s Vision for a Science Nation consultation paper.

Overall, these proposals respond well to the majority of recommendations set out...

Research report

29 Apr 2015

This report summarises the discussions and recommendations of researchers to consider climate challenges in relation to health in Australia.

Executive summary

By the end of the century, global temperatures are likely to have risen by at least 2°C compared with pre-industrial times....

Research report

25 Mar 2015

This report was commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Australian Academy of Science and produced by the Centre for International Economics (CIE).

The report combines the expertise of Australia’s scientific community with that of business and industry. The aim has...

Research report

13 Feb 2015

Overview: This publication from the Australian Academy of Science aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in climate science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties...

Research report

17 Jul 2013

This report presents the results of a survey among Australians to determine their level of science literacy and how it has changed over the past three years.


The questions in this survey were first asked of Australians in July 2010 and...


7 Dec 2012

Outlining a bold vision for a nanotechnology enabled Australian Economy; the research strategy highlights a range of existing and emerging nanotechnology applications. The strategy includes eight key recommendations for strategic investment and coordination considered essential for supporting Australian nanotechnology research and effective translation of that...

Research report

23 Apr 2010

Australia currently lacks a mechanism to gather evidence on the formation of public attitudes to the introduction of new technologies, particularly the formation of attitudes to nuclear energy technology.

This is a limiting factor in achieving informed debate in the development of a national...

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