Public Talks Archive

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

Introduction to a new open source R package - "spm: Spatial Predictive Modelling", using novel, accurate, hybrid geostatistical and machine learning methods

29 November 2017

This presentation is about a new package, "spm: Spatial Predictive Modelling", on CRAN for R users. It will introduce the developmental history of novel hybrid geostatistical and machine learning methods in spm, and the applications of spm to relevant datasets.

The Northern Houtman Sub-basin: geology and hydrocarbon prospectivity

22 November 2017

The Northern Houtman Sub-basin Project acquired a regional 2D seismic survey in 2014-15. Subsequently these data have been interpreted and used to increase understanding of the geological evolution and hydrocarbon prospectivity of this frontier area.

Science 101: Introduction to High Performance Computing

15 November 2017

'High Performance Computing for Geoscience Australia Staff', is the latest installment in a Science 101 seminar series, will include an introduction to Geoscience Australia's High Performance Computing (HPC) activities, including an overview of work using the National Computational Infrastructure facility.

A new probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment for Australia

08 November 2017

Geoscience Australia is currently updating the Australian probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment, a nationally consistent suite of earthquake-tsunami scenarios and return-periods, which provide fundamental information for detailed tsunami inundation hazard studies in Australia. I will discuss developments in tsunami modelling, testing and uncertainty quantification which underlie the new study.

The 26th May 2016 Mw6.0 Petermann Ranges earthquake: another large earthquake in an unanticipated location

01 November 2017

In the early morning hours of the 26th of May 2016 the central Australian desert 150 km SW of Uluru was rocked by a magnitude Mw 6.1 earthquake. This remote earthquake caused no damage or injury, but challenges our understanding of how active faults behave in continental interiors.

Cracking the Big Data code for the National Geophysical Collection

25 October 2017

With the support of the data team at the National Computational Infrastructure, Geoscience Australia has enabled the National Geophysical Collection of government funding airborne magnetics, radiometrics and ground gravity datasets in programmatically accessible high performance data formats for access via the web, through virtual laboratories and directly via computer programs.  

Australia Minerals - Increasing Australia's share of global exploration spend

18 October 2017

Australia's proportion of global exploration spend is in decline, which is a major problem as new discovery requires this investment, much of it from offshore investors. The purpose of Australia Minerals is to attend the biggest international minerals events and promote Australia as a desirable exploration and mining investment destination.

The United Kingdom's Catapult Programme - Linking Industry and Research

11 October 2017

The Catapults bridge the gap between businesses and the UK's world-class research communities.  They are physical centres where the best of the UK's businesses, scientists and engineers work side by side on late-stage research and development - transforming high potential ideas into new products and services.  The Satellite Applications Catapult was created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space.

The future of carbon capture and storage in the 21st Century

04 October 2017

Is global scale storage of carbon dioxide in sedimentary rocks essential for ensuring a habitable planet by the end of the 21st Century? This talk will give an update from the recent climate research conference, the projected future role of carbon capture and storage, and discuss the vexed issue of negative emissions.

People Power: How citizen science can take your science further

27 September 2017

Introduction to citizen science and how it could be utilised in the work we do at Geoscience Australia, with brief presentations from two coordinators of successful citizen science projects run here in Canberra.

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