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Using science to inform disaster preparedness in Indonesia

31/03/2014

A team of Australian and Indonesian scientists have developed an earthquake and tsunami scenario used recently for a major international disaster response training exercise in West Sumatra, Indonesia.

Search begins for Australia's next Top GeoShot

28/03/2014

Geoscience Australia is on the look-out for Australia’s next Top GeoShot, with entries now open for the 2014 Top GeoShot photographic competition.

Digital surface mapping of Vila Bay, Vanuatu showing above ground features such as trees and buildings and water surface with boats.

Vanuatu elevation data to benefit future planning

26/03/2014

High resolution elevation data acquired by the Australian Government on behalf of the Government of Vanuatu will become a significant asset to Vanuatu helping to facilitate better coastal planning and management.

Ancient groundwater systems of the Great Artesian Basin

21/03/2014

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.

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.

New standards for the surveying and geospatial industries

04/03/2014

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.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder earthquake

26/02/2014

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.

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

12/02/2014

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.

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

International work helps build safer communities in the Philippines

23/01/2014

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.

Former Geoscience Australia Chief Executive Officer Dr Neil Williams PSM FTSE

A lifetime of rock solid achievement

21/01/2014

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.


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