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Life in icy waters: using geoscience information to protect life on the Antarctic seafloor

30 June 2014

Work by marine geoscientists from Geoscience Australia is helping to improve understanding of the unique communities of organisms that live on the Antarctic seafloor.


Marine geoscience takes centre stage

26 June 2014

A marine coastal setting seems like the most likely location for the annual conference of the Australian Marine Sciences Association - however this year it is being held in Canberra.

GovHack: promoting open access to our data

03 June 2014

As part of our commitment to providing open access government data, Geoscience Australia is hosting a DataJam session in the lead-up to GovHack.

Dynamic topography of Australia's margins

30 May 2014

It is well known in the geosciences that most of the Earth's topography and bathymetry is a consequence of tectonic plates thinning or thickening along their boundaries.

Towards an understanding of social vulnerability and resilience to disasters

29 May 2014

Science can tell us much about the nature of floods, how fires behave and the response of a building to strong winds. However, not as much is known about how a person will behave or react in the face of unfolding disaster.

Spaceship Earth exhibition opens in Sydney

22 May 2014

The iconic Spaceship Earth philosophy that reversed our inward view of our planet has now inspired a new satellite imagery exhibition that opens in Sydney this week.

Antarctic minerals new to science

20 May 2014

Some very special Antarctic rocks, containing rare minerals which have never been found anywhere else on Earth, will now be protected under international treaty.

The Budget 2014-15

13 May 2014

Read about the outcomes for Geoscience Australia in the Budget 2014-15. Our Agency's budget report is incorporated in the Department of Industry Portfolio Budget Statement 2014-15.

South Australian town tops annual list of Australian earthquakes two years in a row

07 May 2014

The small town of Ernabella (Pukatja) in South Australia has recorded the largest earthquake in the nation for two consecutive years, experiencing a 5.7 magnitude event in both 2012 and 2013.

Exploring Antarctica's marine biodiversity hotspots

24 April 2014

Over the past summer, a team of scientists from the United States and Australia travelled to Antarctica to discover the secrets of the unexplored regions near the Totten Glacier in Australia's Antarctic Territory.

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