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Corner Reflector prototype testing

20 December 2013

New equipment developed by researchers at Geoscience Australia could pave the way for international satellite operators to independently verify the accuracy of instruments on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites.


A technician standing on a ladder inspecting a reflector.

Papua New Guineans learn to live more safely with natural hazards

21 December 2013

Geoscience Australia researchers recently produced a set of educational materials that will help the people of the East New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea to better understand the potential impacts of tsunami, earthquake and volcanic eruption.


A female high school student examining some light coloured rock samples.

A groundwater challenge for Australia's future scientists

09 January 2014

Top Year 11 science students are converging on Canberra this week to learn first-hand about a major challenge for Australia – how to secure the nation’s future water resource needs.

Former Geoscience Australia Chief Executive Officer Dr Neil Williams PSM FTSE

A lifetime of rock solid achievement

21 January 2014

The former Chief Executive Officer of Geoscience Australia, Dr Neil Williams PSM, FTSE, has today been awarded the Australian Academy of Science’s prestigious Haddon Forrester King Medal, in recognition of a long and distinguished geoscience career.

Image of a city showing computer modelling of potential flooded areas.

International work helps build safer communities in the Philippines

23 January 2014

Scientists from Geoscience Australia 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.

Composite image showing the result of combining aerial imagery, land use mapping and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data to classify building heights and estimate the number of storeys of buildings for a selected area of Metro Manila in the Philippines.

New building assessment tool supports better risk analysis

12 February 2014

Geoscience Australia has released new open source software, produced as part of a recently completed international capacity building project in the Philippines, which can rapidly and remotely assess the geometric properties of buildings.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder earthquake

26 February 2014

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents on the morning of Wednesday 26 February 2014, shaking buildings and parked cars and causing minor damage near the epicentre.

New standards for the surveying and geospatial industries

04 March 2014

The surveying and spatial communities working in Australia will be able to ensure greater integrity in their work following the release of a new standard.

New geophysical data helps identify suitable CO2 storage sites

05 March 2014

New geophysical data collected in the Browse Basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia has been released today by Geoscience Australia.

Ancient groundwater systems of the Great Artesian Basin

21 March 2014

A new groundwater dataset has been released today by Geoscience Australia, collected as part of a comprehensive groundwater chemistry survey of the Surat and Bowen basins in Queensland.


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