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 inevitability of disaster and how to change the outcome

15 April 2015

The inevitability of disaster, and how a change in thinking can change the outcome, covers some of the recent severe to catastrophic disasters including the Canberra fires. Emergency Management Australia's Mark Crosweller proposes a set of principles in which to view disasters differently.

Science-based verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

08 April 2015

Malcolm Coxhead from the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office will report on a case study of how science mixes with politics as part of the verification procedures for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

The Australian Geoscience Data Cube - its national and international applications

01 April 2015

The Australian Geoscience Data Cube is a novel approach for analysis of satellite imagery and other geospatial datasets. Earth observation satellites have been continuously passing over Australia since at least 1972.

Meet Geoscience Australia's 2015 Graduates

25 March 2015

Nine graduates were selected into the 2015 Geoscience Australia Graduate Program. Come along to meet the successful graduates and find out about their journey to Geoscience Australia.

Positioning Infrastructure for a Bright Future

18 March 2015

This presentation will discuss the role of "Position" as a fundamental data layer underpinning all spatial data. It will highlight the impact of precise positioning on infrastructure management across multiple disciplines and detail steps being taken within Australia to improve the nation's fundamental positioning capability.

Understanding the effects of wind and what this means for community resilence

11 March 2015

Recent extreme weather events highlight the impact that severe wind can have on Australian communities. Wind can cause direct damage to homes and business premises, utility disruption and socio-economic activity impact. What can be expected for different forecast wind speeds? What are some of the factors influencing the severity of damage?

Community Safety - it's going VHIRL!

04 March 2015

Understanding natural hazard risk is fundamental to ensuring Australia's community safety. We need to know how often hazards occur, how large they are likely to be and what impact they may have on the Australian community. To answer these questions, we outline an innovative approach to how we can collaboratively develop this understanding and make the information available to decision makers. 

High Resolution Seismic Reflection Studies in Finland

25 February 2015

The relatively similar geology of Finland and Australia provides an excellent opportunity to consider future collaborations regarding development of seismic processing methods and interpretation tools in hard rock environments. 

LaunchBox: Use of lean business principles in the creation of a space venture

11 February 2015

As students become less engaged in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities, and fewer of the engaged students continue studying science at university, a skillset shortage is being created.

Real-time stream-processing of satellite imagery for time critical applications

29 January 2015

Software development company Pinkmatter Solutions has been developing ways to extract information from Earth observing satellites in real-time, as the data stream is received at the ground station and within seconds of the satellite passing overhead. 

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