Our Strategic Priorities

Geoscience Australia is the Australian Government's national geoscience organisation, applying geoscience to Australia's most important challenges. It is the government's technical adviser on all aspects of geoscience, and custodian of the geographical and geological data and knowledge of the nation.

Geoscience Australia's 2015-16 Corporate Plan covering the four year period to 2018-19, is focused on six strategic priority areas. Geoscience Australia's program of work supports outcomes in each of these strategic priorities:

Building Australia's Resource Wealth
Maximise benefits from Australia's minerals and energy resources, now and into the future.

Ensuring Australia's Community Safety
Australian communities are more resilient to natural hazards.

Securing Australia's Water Resources
Optimise and sustain the use of Australia's water resources.

Managing Australia's Marine Jurisdictions
Maximise benefits from the sustainable use of Australia's marine jurisdiction.

Providing Fundamental Geographic Information
Understand the location and timing of processes, activities and changes across Australia to inform decision-making for both natural and built environments.

Maintaining Geoscience Knowledge and Capability
Maintain an enduring and accessible knowledge base and capability to enable evidence-based policy and decision-making by government, industry and the community. Maximise the value of public sector information by creating opportunities for innovative use and reuse of data.