A World Wind tour of earthquakes and mineral resources

Come along to Geoscience Australia in Canberra to take part in a World Wind tour of earthquakes and Australia's mineral resources. The public events are part of APS Innovation Week, and will showcase some of the latest technology geologists are using to visualise data, monitor earthquakes and help uncover Australia's hidden mineral wealth.

Experience a virtual 3D, look at some of Australia's key national geophysical and mineral datasets using Geoscience Australia's World Wind 3D Data Viewer application. This will be followed by a visit to the operations hub of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre. Three public tours will be offered at 10am, 12pm and 2pm on Tuesday 5 June, with numbers strictly limited to 20 visitors per tour.

Geoscience Australia geophysicist Richard Chopping will also 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. The seminar will explain the cutting-edge techniques being used to discover Australia’s hidden mineral resources, and explore some of the innovative high performance computing research being undertaken to help secure Australia’s economic future.

To find out more about Geoscience Australia's Innovation Week activities, or to book a tour, please ring 02 6249 9324 or email media@ga.gov.au.

APS Innovation Week (2 - 8 June) is about sharing new ideas, solutions and priorities to get better results and outcomes. If you miss out on our Innovation Week events, they will be showcased again during National Science Week as part of Geoscience Australia’s annual Open Day on Sunday 19 August.

Innovation Week 2012

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