From watching the weather through to testing for gold, the Environmental Science Services industry covers a broad range of scientific tests and analysis. Demand is driven by spending from public sector agencies, along with expenditure on mineral and petroleum exploration, building and infrastructure construction, manufactured product development, and other research and development undertaken in Australia.
The unprecedented boom in the energy and mineral resource markets since the early 2000s has been the key factor driving robust demand for technical services supplied by this industry, notably geotechnical modelling and metallurgical laboratory analysis of ore samples.
Firms in the industry collect, analyse and forecast meteorological information, or provide scientific testing services for the agricultural, mining, manufacturing and construction sectors. Other industry segments include pollution monitoring services, forensic sciences, and general laboratory operations that may undertake testing for product safety and quality.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.