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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.

New data for mineralised regions in WA


The release of the final seismic, gravity and magnetotelluric processed data from Geoscience Australia's Onshore Energy Security Program has resulted in a continuous dataset extending over 1600 kilometres across the mineralised regions in central Western Australia.

Top students help secure Australia's water future


Australia's top Year 11 science students have converged on Canberra this week to learn about techniques used to identify possible groundwater resources which are essential to Australia's sustainability in a changing climate.

End of an era for long serving satellite


The 29 year journey of the world's longest serving Earth orbiting satellite will come to an end this month when the Landsat 5 satellite is decommissioned.

Fires increase Sentinel demand


Demand for the national Sentinel Bushfire Monitoring System, which is hosted by Geoscience Australia, is at its highest since the disastrous Victorian Black Saturday bushfires in 2009.

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