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Reducing earthquake impact


Seismologists will be better able to determine risk of damage to buildings and infrastructure from future earthquakes in the Sydney Basin following a recent survey of seismic shear-wave velocities in the region.

The Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe IIe.

Victorian residents shaken by magnitude 3.1 earthquake


Residents around the southern Victorian city of Geelong were woken by a magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 2.41 this morning.

Cover of Geoscience Australia’s recently released Science Principles document.

Best practice science is open and transparent


Geoscience Australia has a new set of Science Principles, developed to guide the agency's research for the benefit of all Australians.

The Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe IIe.

Five years and going strong


When you need to confirm your age, it is easily done with a birth certificate, but in some cases, such as determining the age of rocks to assist the search for new mineral and energy resources, it requires highly sophisticated, specialised equipment.

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.

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