Chief, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, CSIRO

Dr Bruce Mapstone believes outstanding science is essential to underpin Australia’s stewardship of the world’s third largest marine estate and to understand Australian responses to a changing climate.

Research capability under Dr Mapstone's direction include:
- earth, atmospheric and ocean observation and modelling
- climate variability and change
- fisheries and aquaculture
- marine biology.

He has a track record of providing research and development (R&D) leadership and executive management across Australia over the last 20 years.


  • 2009–present
    Chief, Marine and Atmospheric Research, CSIRO
  • 2008–2009
    Chief Executive, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research
  • 2003–2008
    Chief Executive, Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre


    University of Sydney, PhD