Public Talks

Geoscience Australia regularly hosts a series of public talks for a range of technical and general audiences delivered by leaders in their respective fields, including the Geoscience Australia Wednesday Seminars and Distinguished Geoscience Australia Lecturer (DGAL) series. A selection of these talks are filmed and are available online for on demand viewing after the presentation. Subscribe to receive details of upcoming talks via email.

Planting SEEDS to Maximise Data Potential: The Geoscience Australia Data Strategy
In order to maintain its reputation as a pre-eminent geoscientific and spatial data agency, Geoscience Australia must strive to maximise data's potential. To successfully maximise data potential, a number of objectives will need to be achieved. These objectives, or SEEDS, form the basis of the Geoscience Australia Data Strategy.
Date: 02 May 2018
Time: 11am -12pm
Location: Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, Geoscience Australia

The rise of algae in Cryogenian oceans and the emergence of animals
The transition from bacterial to complex eukaryotic oceans was one of the most profound revolutions in our planet's history. Dr Jochen Brocks will present results from a recent Nature paper demonstrating that algae conquered the oceans between two Snowball Earth glaciations 659 Myrs ago, and this event was responsible for the emergence of our earliest animal ancestors.
Date: 09 May 2018
Time: 11am -12pm
Location: Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, Geoscience Australia