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 Systems - real, big, operational

23 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.

Unobtanium? Critical Elements, Exploration, Social License and the Future of Mining in the 21st Century

21 March 2016

Global demand for mineral resources, including a number of elements that were once laboratory curiosities but are now critical for new technologies, will increase during the 21st century but will be tempered by the need to achieve high environmental standards to gain the social license required to allow mining operations.

Understanding and managing Australia's water resources

16 March 2016

This seminar will provide an overview of Geoscience Australia's multi-disciplinary and multi-scale geoscientific approaches to enhance knowledge and understanding of groundwater and surface water systems.

Geochemistry of the western Murray Basin: implications for mineral exploration

09 March 2016

This presentation is based on PhD research undertaken in the Murray Basin, in regions considered highly prospective for base metal and gold mineralisation. Geochemical studies of iron oxides can also reveal important information about the conditions during formation and how the landscape has evolved over time.

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).


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