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Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

David Etheridge is a principal research scientist with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship. His work involves the long term changes in greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting compounds. He has led 8 field programs on the polar ice sheets, researching atmospheric composition change, climate change, and ice sheet dynamics. He is also investigating the possible impact on the atmosphere of energy technologies, such as coal seam gas and geological storage of CO2.


  • –present
    Atmospheric Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2010–2011
    Visiting Scientist, University of Copenhagen, Neils Bohr Institute, Centre for Ice and Climate
  • 2002–2002
    Visiting Scientist, University of Graz, Institute for Earth Sciences
  • 1989–1990
    Visiting Scientist, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, LGGE, Grenoble, France
  • 1983–1989
    Scientist, Australian Antarctic Division, Melbourne and Hobart, Australia
  • 1985–1986
    Experimental Scientist, University of Melbourne, Glaciology Department
  • 1982–1983
    Experimental Scientist, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research/Bureau of Meterology Cape Grim Program