CSIRO’s GISERA launches new website
CSIRO’s GISERA (Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance) have been working on a new-look website and it’s now live! GISERA undertook pre-design and pre-launch user testing with external stakeholders to gather intel on what worked and what didn’t – this feedback has been incorporated into the new website’s look and feel, all to improve the end-user experience. The new GISERA website design also aligns with CSIRO’s recently refreshed visual identity.
GISERA’s research content and resource materials remain but with extra information, improved accessibility, easier navigation and greater search functionality. Browse their research focus areas, learn more about GISERA, access their resources, read their latest news, and if you aren’t already a subscriber, sign up to their e-newsletter.
Who are the GasFields Commission Queensland?
Established as an independent statutory body in 2013, the Commission’s purpose is to manage and improve the sustainable coexistence of landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry in Queensland. The Commission manages sustainable coexistence in petroleum and gas producing regions of Queensland, and will continue to do so as the industry expands into new and emerging basins.
Our vision is to achieve thriving communities in areas of gas development that are free from discord and supported by well-informed, respectful and balanced stakeholder relationships.
One way the Commission is endeavouring to realise this vision is by providing transparency and independent assurances that the onshore gas industry is appropriately regulated and held to account when needed. This in turn will help cultivate sustainable coexistence, whilst ensuring community and landholder confidence in the regulators and gas industry increases.
Drawing on its wealth of experience in the development of the gas industry and by collaborating with other relevant entities, the Commission provides a range of support to communities and landholders, primarily through education and engagement. These education and engagement activities occur with individual landholders via Commission facilitated webinars, information sessions, publications (The Gas Guide, Shared Landscapes Reports), face-to-face meetings and public workshops.
It should be noted that the Commission does not engage in individual negotiations between landholders and gas companies, but rather provides communities and landholders with the information and support they need to make informed decisions and achieve good outcomes.