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GovHack: promoting open access to our data


As part of our commitment to providing open access government data, Geoscience Australia is hosting a DataJam session in the lead-up to GovHack.

Dynamic topography of Australia's margins


It is well known in the geosciences that most of the Earth's topography and bathymetry is a consequence of tectonic plates thinning or thickening along their boundaries.

Towards an understanding of social vulnerability and resilience to disasters


Science can tell us much about the nature of floods, how fires behave and the response of a building to strong winds. However, not as much is known about how a person will behave or react in the face of unfolding disaster.

Spaceship Earth exhibition opens in Sydney


The iconic Spaceship Earth philosophy that reversed our inward view of our planet has now inspired a new satellite imagery exhibition that opens in Sydney this week.

Antarctic minerals new to science


Some very special Antarctic rocks, containing rare minerals which have never been found anywhere else on Earth, will now be protected under international treaty.

The Budget 2014-15


Read about the outcomes for Geoscience Australia in the Budget 2014-15. Our Agency's budget report is incorporated in the Department of Industry Portfolio Budget Statement 2014-15.

South Australian town tops annual list of Australian earthquakes two years in a row


The small town of Ernabella (Pukatja) in South Australia has recorded the largest earthquake in the nation for two consecutive years, experiencing a 5.7 magnitude event in both 2012 and 2013.

Exploring Antarctica's marine biodiversity hotspots


Over the past summer, a team of scientists from the United States and Australia travelled to Antarctica to discover the secrets of the unexplored regions near the Totten Glacier in Australia's Antarctic Territory.

Understanding Northern Australia's Carbon Capture and Storage Potential: An Integrated Regional CO2 storage study


The completion of a recent study by Geoscience Australia indicates that the Petrel Sub-basin (Bonaparte Basin), offshore Northern Territory, is suitable for the geological storage of CO2.

2014 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release announced


The Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane has formally released the latest offshore petroleum exploration areas at the annual Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association conference being held in Perth this week.

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