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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.

Geoscience voyage puts equipment to the test

13 May 2015

Australia's only blue-water research vessel, the RV Investigator, has returned from her maiden geoscience voyage where researchers took the opportunity to learn more about an ancient reef system off the east coast of Tasmania.

2014 Earthquakes - a quiet year for Australia

07 May 2015

2014 was a relatively quiet year for Australian earthquakes. Most earthquake events measured less than magnitude 4, which is considered small and unlikely to cause damage. 

United Nations resolution encourages sharing of geospatial data

20 April 2015

The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted its first ever resolution recognising the importance of a globally-coordinated approach to geodesy - the scientific discipline that measures changes in the size, shape and gravity field of our planet Earth.

Researchers defrost on return from Casey Station

13 April 2015

Geoscience Australia and Royal Australian Navy researchers have recently returned from a summer mapping the Antarctic waters around Casey Station in unprecedented detail. 

Australian rock star (photos) wanted

09 April 2015

Geoscience Australia is on the look-out for photos with rock-star qualities, with entries now open for the 2015 Top GeoShot photographic competition.

Potential asteroid impact identified in western Queensland

17 March 2015

Researchers have identified a roughly circular structure west of Winton in western Queensland that may have been created by an asteroid impact around 300 million years ago.

Mapping the deep ocean: Geoscience Australia and the search for MH370

23 February 2015

Geoscience Australia has been applying specialist marine geoscience knowledge and capability to assist in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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New airborne electromagnetic data reduces mineral exploration risk

20 February 2015

The recent release of the southern Thomson Orogen VTEMplus® airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey dataset will provide better context for understanding the mineral potential of this relatively data-poor region of central and eastern Australia.



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