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Geoscience Australia holiday shut-down period


We will be closed for the holiday period from 5:00pm Friday 21 December 2012 until 9:00am Thursday 3 January 2013. We thank you for your support and interest during 2012 and wish everyone a safe and happy festive season.

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New tsunami education resource raises awareness


A valuable new online resource has been produced by Surf Life Saving Australia and partner agencies to raise community awareness of what to do in the event of a tsunami impacting on Australia's coastline.

New Gazetteer of Australia released


If you want to travel over to Valhalla, you don't have to visit Scandinavia, or die in battle – you just need to anglicise the spelling to Walhalla and visit Victoria's Gippsland.

Reports from Broken Hill Groundwater Project Released


Reports from the Broken Hill Managed Aquifer Recharge project were released today by Parliamentary Secretary for the Department of the Environment, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham.

Dr Marita Bradshaw

Photography exhibition features Faces of Science


A new portrait photography exhibition capturing the faces of 100 Australian scientists has opened in Canberra taking a contemporary snapshot of Canberra scientists who have made significant contributions to research in science, medicine and health.

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Woomera geophysical survey made public


New gravity data obtained in the Woomera Prohibited Area in South Australia have been released.

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International work helps build safer communities in the Philippines


Scientists from Geoscience Australia have recently completed a major project working together with technical agencies and local authorities in the Greater Metropolitan Manila area in the Philippines, to develop Philippine capacity for assessing the impacts of natural hazards.

Satellite image showing areas of high and low elevation near Lower Darling area near Menindee Lakes, NSW.

Aerial survey to map floodplains across the Murray-Darling Basin


A major aerial survey is currently taking place across the Murray-Darling Basin, capturing three-dimensional data which will accurately model water flows and enable greater understanding of floodplain inundation.

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Seismic survey links jurisdictions


A major, new deep crustal seismic reflection survey is being undertaken to complete the acquisition of almost 1800 kilometres of continuous data across numerous geological provinces in two States and the Northern Territory.

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Australia's continental crust examined in detail


One of the most comprehensive geophysical investigations of Australia's geological makeup ever undertaken is expected to reveal unprecedented detail of the continent's crust and upper mantle.

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