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Australian earthquakes explained

03 July 2015

When it comes to earthquakes, living in Australia is much safer than other parts of the world, as Australia is well away from tectonic plate boundaries where large earthquakes occur more frequently.

Network measures Earth movements with increased accuracy

30 June 2015

A new state-of-the-art geodetic network installed in the Surat Basin, Queensland can now measure movement of the Earth's surface more accurately, and as a consequence is helping to build understanding of precious resources within the Earth's crust.

Australia and Europe welcome 'colour vision' as Sentinel Satellite is sent into orbit

24 June 2015

Space collaboration between the European Union and Australia has taken an important step forward today with the launch of the latest of Europe's Sentinel satellites.

Agreement recognises Australia's expertise in satellite imagery

18 June 2015

Geoscience Australia and the U.S. Geological Survey have signed an agreement to establish a comprehensive new partnership to maximise land remote sensing data that can help to address issues of national and international significance.

Minister Macfarlane applauds Australian innovation at meeting of world satellite operators

15 June 2015

Science innovation and water security were highlights today as the Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane officially opened proceedings at the annual international meeting of Landsat Satellite Co-operators.

Petroleum explorers benefit from new Georgina Basin GIS package

12 June 2015

A new collated dataset is now available for the Georgina Basin that will help petroleum explorers in the search for both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons. 

Geoscience Australia's Antarctic heroes

04 June 2015

Geoscience Australia and its predecessor organisations have a long and rich history of contributing to the mapping and exploration of Antarctica.

Calibration of Australia's fossil record boosts petroleum exploration

21 May 2015

Recent work by Geoscience Australia to integrate geological interpretations along Australia's margins will provide petroleum explorers in Australia with more comprehensive and reliable stratigraphic data.

New areas released for petroleum exploration in 2015

19 May 2015

The latest offshore petroleum exploration areas have been released by the Minister for Industry and Science, The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP at the 2015 APPEA Conference in Melbourne. 

Improving access and quality of Australian flood information

15 May 2015

Geoscience Australia is working with all levels of Australian government to improve the quality, availability and accessibility of flood information.


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