The National Resource Sciences Precinct, or NRSP for short, is a CSIRO, Curtin University and The University of Western Australia foundation research partner collaboration connecting the world’s best researchers with industry and government to tackle some of the most complex challenges facing the resources industry. In recognition of its substantial capability and alignment with NRSP goals, the Geological Survey of Western Australia within the Department of Mines and Petroleum is formally joining the NRSP in 2016.

Australia faces an increasing global demand for its resources during a time of rising exploration costs, diminishing success rates and increased processing costs. The challenge for industry, research bodies, and government agencies is clear; the focus needs to move from domestic competition to domestic collaboration, so that Australia can become more competitive internationally.

Between its foundation partners, the NRSP hosts more than 400 FTE research staff all addressing the future needs of the global resources industries. It is supported by millions of dollars worth of advanced resources-oriented research infrastructure.

This pooling of expertise centred in Perth, Western Australia, capitalises on the concentration of multinational resource companies located in this recognised mining hub, as well as leading research capabilities. The location is also well-situated for increased engagement with the growing Asian market.

The combination of research muscle makes the NRSP a formidable problem solver for industry, and the go-to place for the world’s best scientists in the resources sector.

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