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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.

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.

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