Public Talks Archive

A selection of the following public talks have been filmed and are available online for on demand viewing after the presentation.

The Australian Flood Risk Information Portal: a case study in being more agile

11 May 2016

Building an agile culture is an important part of the Geoscience Australia's Science First Program to deliver better services, empower people and support advanced geoscience.  This involves the creation of multi-disciplinary teams to undertake software development projects in a collaborative and iterative manner.  The first project tackled under the new software development regime was an update to the Australian Flood Risk Information Portal.

Australia's Resources and Energy Commodity Outlook

04 May 2016

The Resources and Energy Quarterly March 2016 edition was released by the Office of the Chief Economist on 8 April 2016. The talk will outline developments in Australia's resources and energy sectors and the prospects for key commodities over the next five years.

Risk from induced earthquakes in the Netherlands

27 April 2016

The Slochteren gas field in north-east Holland has made the country energy self-sufficient for the past four decades. However, the large volumes of gas extracted have caused extensive subsidence, manifesting itself as earthquakes. This talk will provide an overview of the risk management issues faced in north-east Holland as a result of these induced earthquakes.

Australia's Antarctic Interests

20 April 2016

Antarctica is strategically important to Australia: we assert sovereignty over 42 per cent of the Antarctic continent, and 36 per cent of Australia's maritime jurisdiction lies south of the Australian continent. This talk will look at Australia's Antarctic interests, recent Government initiatives and the future for Australia's Antarctic efforts.

Australia's Continental Shelf - key characteristics and ancient coastlines

13 April 2016

The Australian continental shelf contains petroleum, fisheries and environmental assets of great economic value, with marine industries contributing around $44 billion to the national economy each year, which is expected to increase to around $100 billion by 2025. However, the marine environment is also of great social and ecological significance, which requires development to be managed in an effective and sustainable way.

Improving the precision of GPS one station at a time

06 April 2016

Geoscience Australia is contributing to an ongoing program to help improve the performance of GPS, from the investigation and calibration of GPS antenna models, through to analysis of GPS observations from a global network. This talk is presented as part of the Distinguished Geoscience Australia Lecturer series.

Flow - inundation relationships in the Murray Darling Basin

30 March 2016

In 2012 the Murray-Darling Basin Authority developed the Basin Plan, a comprehensive study of water use across the Murray-Darling Basin, aiming to strike a balance between access to water for productive use, and access to water for maintaining a healthy environment. This talk will present results of a pilot study to investigate floodplain inundation in the Northern Basin using the Australian Geoscience Data Cube.

Meet Geoscience Australia's 2016 Graduates

23 March 2016

Nine graduates were selected into the 2016 Geoscience Australia Graduate Program. Come along to meet the successful graduates and learn about their journey to Geoscience Australia.

Linked Data Systems - real, big, operational

23 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.

Unobtanium? Critical Elements, Exploration, Social License and the Future of Mining in the 21st Century

21 March 2016

Global demand for mineral resources, including a number of elements that were once laboratory curiosities but are now critical for new technologies, will increase during the 21st century but will be tempered by the need to achieve high environmental standards to gain the social license required to allow mining operations.

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