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More accurate navigation when Santa comes to town

22 December 2017

It will now be easier for Airservices Australia to track Santa and his crew when he enters Australian airspace this Christmas, thanks to two recent developments by Geoscience Australia and partners.

Australia officially moves 1.8 metres northeast

15 December 2017

Australia's coordinates have officially moved 1.8 metres northeast, with Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan today launching Australia's new coordinate reference frame, the Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 (GDA2020). 

Revealing the secrets of Australia's Antarctic history

08 December 2017

Geoscience Australia is taking the history of Australia's Antarctic science online, with the digital publication of field notebooks documenting the work of our pioneering Antarctic geoscientists from as early as the 1960s.

A wave of tsunami modellers descends on Canberra

06 December 2017

Geoscience Australia has welcomed tsunami modelling experts from across Australia for a workshop to develop nationally-consistent guidelines for tsunami hazard modelling in Australia.

Australia and Japan helping to reveal the secrets of the hidden 'continent' of Zealandia

21 November 2017

Earlier this year, a group of international scientists attracted worldwide attention when they published research identifying Zealandia as the Earth's 'lost seventh continent'. Large parts of Zealandia lie within Australian waters just off our east coast, however given it is almost entirely submerged beneath the ocean, little is known of Zealandia's geology. So a research project between Australia and Japan is shedding light on this unique sunken land mass. 

Industry trial of Australian Satellite-Based Augmentation System officially launched

09 November 2017

The Australian Government today launched a trial of Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for the Australasian region at an event at CQUniversity Australia's Rockhampton campus.

International collaboration strengthens tsunami response

03 November 2017

Preparation is the key to reducing the impact of a tsunami, which is why Australia is focused on maintaining our early warning systems and working with our neighbours to develop better strategies to manage tsunami risk.

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GovHack rolls out the red carpet

16 October 2017

Renewable energy and science education entries have won Geoscience Australia-sponsored GovHack awards announced over the weekend at the 2017 GovHack Red Carpet Awards in Brisbane.

South Australia's shaky history revealed

29 September 2017

More than 175 years of historical data about earthquake and seismic monitoring in South Australia has been made publicly available by Geoscience Australia and the Geological Survey of South Australia.

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Australia's geospatial expertise on show at IAC 2017

22 September 2017

Almost every sector in the Australian economy benefits from space technologies. The advent of global satellite and positioning technologies has enabled the precise navigation and positioning that Australians rely on in their everyday lives.


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