Public Talks Archive

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

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: Inspiration and communication in action

02 March 2016

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.

Evolution of a continent: The geology of Australia and how it shaped a nation

09 December 2015

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.

Building a renewable energy future for Australia

02 December 2015

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) was established in 2012 to make renewable energy solutions more affordable and increase the amount of renewable energy used in Australia. The agency has two prime objectives: to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies, and to increase the supply of renewable energy in Australia.

The National Marine Science Plan: Driving the development of Australia's blue economy

25 November 2015

The recently released National Marine Science Plan 2015-2025 articulates the science required to address the most significant challenges facing Australia's marine environments and highlights the importance of national and international collaborations to increasing our understanding of the oceans and how they contribute to Australia's prosperity. 

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