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Important upgrade to Geoscience Australia's magnetometer calibration facility

04 July 2016

Why is there life on Earth? We owe this phenomenon greatly to the Earth's magnetic field. This invisible force protects the planet from harmful cosmic radiation and charged particles that radiate from the sun in the form of solar winds and geomagnetic storms.

New Bushfire Toolbox supports better building design

06 June 2016

Fire is a natural feature of the Australian landscape and remains an ever-present threat. Understanding the risk and potential impacts of bushfire can help communities make better decisions to prepare for, and mitigate against, these risks.

Largest earthquake in nearly 20 years shakes Central Australia

23 May 2016

Australia experienced its largest earthquake in nearly 20 years on Saturday morning when a magnitude 6.1 hit the red centre, waking up tourists and locals alike.

Shaking up Australia's earthquake sizes

11 May 2016

As a result of a global project to more accurately measure historical earthquakes, Australia's list of largest recorded earthquakes has dramatically changed.


Exploring for the Future

04 May 2016

The Australian Government's 2016-17 Budget brings a boost for Geoscience Australia through funding of a new programme Exploring for the Future.


The Budget 2016-17

03 May 2016

Geoscience Australia's budget information is published in the Industry, Innovation and Science Portfolio Budget Statements.


Geoscience Australia welcomes new Antarctic icebreaker

02 May 2016

Geoscience Australia welcomes the Government's investment in a new world-leading Antarctic icebreaker for Australia.

Your position has never been more important

13 April 2016

Location information is essential to our everyday lives. Where we are, what the land looks like, and the infrastructure around us provide the backdrop for all the events in our lives. Knowing more about our location allows us to make better decisions. 

Sentinel-2A captured Lake Amadeus in Australia┬┐s Northern Territory on 19 December 2015.

Establishment of a satellite data hub to benefit Australia and international partners

05 April 2016

Australia will have assured access to reliable and operational satellite data from the European Union's Sentinel satellites under the terms of a technical cooperation arrangement signed between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Geoscience Australia on 30 March 2016.

Celebrating 70 years of trusted geological advice

18 March 2016

Geoscience Australia is celebrating 70 years as the nation's trusted geological advisor, marking the decision to establish the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics (BMR) on 20 March 1946.



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