Ordinary Australians are teaming up with professional scientists to understand the causes and consequences of last summer's bushfire crisis.
Citizen scientists are being enlisted to help investigate air quality issues and identify animal and plant sightings.
CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall said the agency was using cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, satellite imaging and climate modelling.
"However, the model is only as good as the data we feed it, and there is no substitute for the power of the people to keep us firmly connected with reality on the ground," Dr Marshall said.
"Despite the challenges we are facing, the Australian spirit remains strong and it is obvious that our citizens are eager to do their part in the bushfire recovery process."
Australian Associated Press