Public Talks Archive

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

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.

Offshore Vlaming Sub-basin: Where can we store CO2

17 September 2014

The talk will focus on critical scientific questions underpinning the CO2 storage potential of the Vlaming Sub-basin. The basin lies close to industrial sources of CO2 emissions in the Perth region and contains a number of reservoirs potentially suitable for CO2 storage.

Trialling Sentinel Hotspots on Amazon Web Services

13 August 2014

This talk will discuss what cloud technology is and its potential benefits to Geoscience Australia through first-hand experiences in deploying, running and testing a Geoscience Australia application, Sentinel Hotspots, using Amazon Web Services.

Geoscience Australia's leading role in the Open Data Network

23 July 2014

This talk will explain the series of projects over the past few years that have cemented Geoscience Australia's role as a leading exemplar of Open Data.

Life in icy waters: A geoscience perspective on life at the seafloor

02 July 2014

Geoscience Australia has been actively involved in the development of the East Antarctic MPAs through provision of key datasets and advice.

Environmental isotope applications in groundwater and water resources research at ANSTO

26 March 2014

The talk will provide an overview of ANSTO’s research capabilities with particular focus on isotope and chemical tracers in water resources and groundwater.

Meet Geoscience Australia's 2014 Graduates

19 March 2014

Come along to an introduction session by the nine new participants in Geoscience Australia's 2014 Graduate Program about their journey to Geoscience Australia.

Towards an understanding of social vulnerability and resilience to disasters

19 March 2014

This presentation will explain the social research program at Geoscience Australia, including the relatively recent development of a post-disaster survey capability after the 'Summer of Disasters' in 2011.


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