A World Wind tour of earthquakes and mineral resources

18 May 2012


Come along to Geoscience Australia in Symonston for a World Wind tour of earthquakes and mineral resources as part of APS Innovation Week. Find out about the latest technology geologists are using to monitor earthquakes and help uncover Australia’s hidden mineral wealth.

Experience a virtual 3D tour of some of Australia’s key national geophysical and mineral datasets using Geoscience Australia's innovative open-source 3D World Wind Data Viewer, followed by a visit to the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC).

Three public tours of the World Wind viewer and the JATWC will be offered at 10am, 12pm and 2pm on Tuesday 5 June. Numbers will be strictly limited to 20 visitors per tour. For bookings, please ring 02 6249 9324 or email media@ga.gov.au.

Geoscience Australia geophysicist Richard Chopping will be presenting a public seminar on the topic of Searching the Deep Earth: uncovering Australia’s hidden mineral wealth from 11am-12pm on Wednesday 6 June. He will explain the cutting-edge techniques being used to discover Australia’s hidden mineral resources, and talk about some of the innovative high performance computing research being undertaken to help secure Australia’s economic future.

If you miss out on taking part in Geoscience Australia’s Innovation Week activities, they will be showcased again as part of Geoscience Australia’s annual Open Day on Sunday 19 August during National Science Week.

APS Innovation Week (2-8 June) is about sharing new ideas, solutions and priorities to get better results and outcomes, and to showcase the latest ways of doing things better in the Australian Public Service.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013