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Recognised as the international signature for tsunami, this painting is by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai

Indian Ocean countries take on tsunami monitoring


Australia is one of three countries to formally undertake tsunami monitoring to provide advice about possible threats to Indian Ocean countries.

The airborne electromagnetic survey aircraft to be used in Western Australia

Aircraft gathers water data


An aerial survey being carried out in southwest Western Australia will provide new scientific information for landholders, natural resource managers, researchers and Government agencies about the region's groundwater resources.

Survey reveals secrets of life on the edge


A recent marine survey has discovered evidence that a large coral reef once flourished around the spectacular remnant of an ancient volcano in waters off Lord Howe Island.

Geoscience Australia celebrates Canberra's Centenary


A new foyer display has opened featuring historical information, objects and images which highlight the significant role Geoscience Australia's predecessor organisations played in the establishment of the Australian Capital Territory.

New rock x-ray machines maintain world class service


Two new state-of-the-art x-ray instruments will allow Geoscience Australia's laboratories to continue to deliver world class geochemical analysis of a wide range of geological and environmental samples.

New Landsat earth observation satellite


The latest satellite in the Landsat series was launched into orbit today, continuing almost 40 years of land observation of the Australian landscape and surrounding regions.

Windows through the ice: geological maps of the Australian Antarctic Territory


Much of Antarctica's geology remains hidden beneath the thick Antarctic ice cap, but our geological knowledge has recently increased following the release of a detailed map which describes some of the rare large exposures of ancient bedrock.

Solomon's earthquake


A large earthquake measuring 7.9 in magnitude was recorded in the Santa Cruz Islands region on 6 February 2013, triggering local tsunami warnings for the surrounding Pacific Nations.

Mathematics embraces the Planet in 2013


As part of the United Nations recognition of activities which influence life on Earth, 2013 has been declared the year of the Mathematics of Planet Earth.

New bathymetry dataset offers easier access


Geoscience Australia has released a new multibeam bathymetry dataset that provides improved understanding about the topography and nature of the seafloor of offshore Australia, an area which for the most part remains poorly mapped.

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