Onshore gas development within Australia has the potential to meet domestic energy demands, contribute to the economic wellbeing of communities and the nation, and supply energy to the global community.

GISERA has been formed to provide independent scientific research that contributes constructively and objectively on Australia’s growing onshore gas industry. GISERA aims to ensure its research is informed by and of benefit to the broader community and industry. Its research addresses the potential social, economic and environmental challenges and opportunities of the gas industry.

Review a snap shot of each project on our Research summary brochure.

Research by location

Research areas

Agricultural land management research aims to identify landscape/development configurations that minimise disruption to farm businesses, maximise the opportunities from co-benefit from the co-location of CSG development and agriculture, and minimise the likelihood of development-based risks such as erosion and invasive pests.

Scientist opening door to air monitoring station

Greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality research aims to improve characterisation and management of gas industry greenhouse gas and air quality impacts.

Group of people in hard hats standing near coal seam gas well

The newest research area focusses on reviewing current information for the purpose of designing a study to look at potential health impacts from CSG activities.

Sea grass underwater

Marine environment research aims to understand the vulnerable components of the marine ecosystem surrounding Gladstone with a view to minimising these impacts or identifying appropriate offsets.

Main street in Dalby

Research on social and economic impacts and opportunities aims to inform and support change arising from CSG development to enhance regional and community benefit, and to provide a legacy of knowledge that enables communities in this and other regions to benefit from future resource developments.

Surface and groundwater research aims to enable the onshore gas industry to plan and manage water resources according to the Integrated Water Resource Management framework promoted by the Global Water partnership. Essentially it aims to improve the understanding of regional groundwater flows and management of groundwater impacts.

Terrestrial biodiversity research aims to understand and minimise CSG)development impacts on the function of regional ecosystems. The first round of projects will document potential threats to biodiversity and cost-effective responses across the development region.

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