Public Talks Archive
A selection of the following public talks have been filmed and are available online for on demand viewing after the presentation.
Understanding and managing Australia's water resources
16 March 2016
This seminar will provide an overview of Geoscience Australia's multi-disciplinary and multi-scale geoscientific approaches to enhance knowledge and understanding of groundwater and surface water systems.
This presentation is based on PhD research undertaken in the Murray Basin, in regions considered highly prospective for base metal and gold mineralisation. Geochemical studies of iron oxides can also reveal important information about the conditions during formation and how the landscape has evolved over time.
Linked Data Introduction - more than the textbooks
09 March 2016
This series of two talks will introduce and demonstrate the concept of Linked Data. The first demystifies the buzz words and gives formal definitions with both low-level technical and high-level usage definitions. The second talk will follow two Linked Data systems as end-to-end case studies to show how it's all done.
Science heroes are an important contributor to public engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) globally, with important lessons to be learned from their experiences. This talk presents highlights from research investigating the lives of contemporary science heroes and leading communicators, and their impacts within scientific and civil society.
Tsunami modelling in estuaries: refining evacuation guidelines
24 February 2016
New South Wales has been classified as having a moderate tsunami risk; and while sufficient tsunami inundation modelling has been conducted for the open coast, this work has not yet been conducted for estuaries. To address this gap, a research team from the University of Newcastle is currently modelling the tsunami impact for estuaries in NSW.
Moving Australia into the Future with Geodesy
17 February 2016
Ongoing changes in location measurement technology will profoundly alter the methods used by many spatial practitioners. This talk provides an understanding of how updates to the Geocentric Datum of Australia will ensure that the nation's spatial data users and general public have access to the most accurate location-based information achievable.
Geospatial Online and Digital Transformation
10 February 2016
Geoscience Australia is moving towards a "self-service" environment for accessing geospatial data online.
A New Dawn for Australian Ocean Bottom Seismography
03 February 2016
Geoscience Australia has recently acquired a new high-tech capability with establishment of the Australian National Fleet of Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBS).
Disaster risk reduction: when nature comes knocking
16 December 2015
Natural disasters will continue to have a significant impact on Australia's economy, the environment and society in the foreseeable future. This talk will present several examples of Geoscience Australia's disaster risk reduction capability. It will outline what impact a tsunami, tropical cyclone or earthquake may have, and demonstrate how modelling hypothetical events can inform strategies to improve community resilience.
Many facets of our lives as Australians are shaped by geology. From the enormous mineral and energy wealth to our coastal living; all are legacies of Australia's geology. Australia's ancient geological past tells us much about planet Earth and how it has changed and continues to change and what that means for us today.
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