Public Talks Archive

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

Is groundwater in the Pacific Islands vulnerable to future climates

10 December 2014

Islands in the Pacific region rely heavily on groundwater and, for many islands; it is the only reliable source of freshwater throughout the year. 

Marine Pollution Response and the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies

03 December 2014

A general overview of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's main areas of operation, and more specifically the Marine Pollution Response and the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies. 

Data visualisation: meeting the challenges of emerging technologies

26 November 2014

Data visualisation is an important capability for all science agencies, adding value to projects and enhancing communication about data and its significance. 

Application of ground and spaceborne thermal infrared data for monitoring dryland surface processes

19 November 2014

With continued climate change, most of the Earth's drylands will experience increasing temperatures and decreasing precipitation

GIS Day: Discovering the world through GIS

19 November 2014

Join the worldwide celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and improve our lives.

The Virtual Geophysics Laboratory: contributing to the high performance computing evolution

12 November 2014

Geoscience Australia is custodian of petabytes of precompetitive geophysical data. In this talk Dr Carina Kemp will present the past, present and future developments on the Virtual Geophysics Laboratory (VGL) from its humble beginnings, to its future potential as an industry tool to assist uncovering the next generation of mineral, energy and groundwater resources in Australia.

Geospatial and data visualisation influences on decision making in the 21st century

04 November 2014

Leading geospatial expert Professor Tim Foresman will provide insight into the rapidly developing geospatial and data visualisation technologies that are transforming our capacity for global decision making in the 21st Century.

Tsunami Warning Systems since 26 December 2004

16 October 2014

This talk will look at the historical development of tsunami warning systems, their existing limitations and what the future holds in trying to overcome the natural forces that emerge from the depths of our Earth.

Journey through Geoscience Australia's image archives

15 October 2014

Learn about the early days of Geoscience Australia and our predecessor organisations. Former staff member Chris Fitzgerald will explain some of the fascinating discoveries he made while Manager of Geoscience Australia's Image Database.

Geoscience Australia's international hazard and risk program

01 October 2014

This talk will describe Geoscience Australia's capacity building activities and detail some of the successes in recent years in developing modelling tools, communicating disaster risk reduction science and producing science that helps informs policy development.

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