Contracted Research and Consultancy

SISRL has commercialised technologies and contracted over eight million dollars of commissioned research

SISRL logoSpatial Information Systems Research Ltd is the CRCSI company that handles intellectual property (IP) management and implementation; and enters into contracts on behalf of the CRCSI.

Urban DEM pic 2On occasions the CRCSI conducts commissioned research projects for clients. Typically these involve unique requirements for the multi-sector approach of the CRCSI. While the research aspects are handled by the CRCSI and its research providers, operational aspects are sub-contracted, often to the private sector through 43pl.

IP rights generated by CRCSI projects are promoted and commercialised through SISRL, which consults with all Essential Participants and 43pl companies to determine the best implementation plan.


Graeme Kernich Conf2012Dr Graeme Kernich
Business Manager

Savanna Burning Abatement Tool (SavBAT)

The Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) allows farmers and other land managers to earn carbon credits by storing carbon or reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the land.

CUDEM Project - Coastal and Urban Digital Elevation Model Project

The investment coordinated by the CRCSI through the CUDEM project has resulted in the implementation of an improved management model and governance of fundamental, national elevation datasets. Key outcomes from the investment include:

VisTool - Sea Level Rise Visualisation

A pilot online Coastal Flooding Visualisation Tool (VisTool) was developed to demonstrate the tools that can be built with high resolution elevation data. Since production of the pilot VisTool there has been a significant increase in...

AusCoastVDT - Australian Vertical Datum Transformation Tool

AusCoastVDT is an easy to use vertical datum transformation tool for the Australian coast. Despite the data limitations discovered in the Project 3 research (Vertical datum transformations across the littoral zone), a broad...

Airborne LiDAR at the CRCSI

The CRCSI has been involved in the coordinated acquisition and integration of approximately 100 individual LiDAR surveys covering over 200,000km2 of major urbanised coastal areas of Australia. These datasets are available for whole of government use through...

Pacific Island Coastal Inundation Capacity Building

Adaptation to future sea level rise to build resilience in coastal communities requires a sound understanding of the potential impacts and risks associated with coastal inundation and erosion. For populated coastal areas of low gradient elevation, such...

Vanuatu Google Globe

The Pacific islands are among the countries most vulnerable to sea level rise globally.

National Data Grid

The NDG is a data platform that adopts a grid cell (also called raster) based approach to managing spatial information (SI). The basic objective of NDG is to provide a platform which supports the SI needs...

International Forest Carbon Initiative

Australia uses IFCI to lead developing countries toward reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. We are developing a Global Carbon Monitoring System (GCMS) that can measure rates of deforestation and forest degradation by Monitoring, Reporting and...

Spatial Information for Disaster Response

This project is a joint initiative between CRCSI, Geoscience Australia and the Space Policy Unit. Its objective was to review how spatial information products (specifically those derived from airborne and satellite borne imaging...

A Synthesis of Remote Sensing Capabilities for the MDBA

Over the last decade the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and its predecessors have made significant investments in remote sensing and related technologies in the development of the Basin Plan, and the delivery of numerous projects and programs.

Western Port Biosphere

The Western Port Biosphere Reserve established under UNESCO's "Man and the Biosphere" program – was awarded funding in 2011-2012 by the Australian Government, to undertake a 6-year project 'Connecting and Improving Habitat Corridors...

NRM Spatial Information Hub

The NRM Spatial Information Hub (the Hub) is a central element of the 15 year blueprint of the Australian Rangelands Initiative developed by the National Rangelands NRM Alliance.