Earth sciences for Australia’s future
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New scientific drilling results suggest potential major mineral prospectivity in western NSW regions
New results from a far-western New South Wales stratigraphic drilling campaign, conducted between March and June 2023, have shown the region’s potential to host new mineral resources, including gold, copper and nickel, as well as the critical minerals vital for Australia’s low emissions future.
Geoscience Australia and ASNO sign 5-year MOU for the provision of nuclear explosion monitoring services
The Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO) and Geoscience Australia have entered a 5-year arrangement to extend their partnership on monitoring for nuclear explosions globally under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Landsat supporting greater international water security
Looking to the past to protect the future: Landsat-based Earth observation products and tools informing water security initiatives around the world.
Geoscience Australia on the world stage of Earth Observation
Australia has endorsed a post-2025 strategy that will provide a clear vision for the Earth Observation community to work together to address climate change, natural disasters and food security.
Eureka Prize-winning map pinpoints Australia’s renewable potential
Companies looking at green hydrogen or steel projects in regional Australia will have access to a free online tool to speed investment decisions.
Our position on the globe is essential to everyday life. Positioning allows us to locate ourselves in the world and get to where we want to go. Satellite positioning technologies have enabled the precise navigation and positioning we rely on at the touch of a button, from smartphones to autonomous vehicles.
Geoscience Australia is bringing the benefits of space-based technology down to earth, through our precise positioning capability. Our vision is to help Australia prosper by fostering a world-leading positioning capability accessible to all Australians.
Exploring for the Future
Australia has a rich history in the exploration and development of resources. Discovery of new minerals, energy and groundwater resources, and improving management of our precious groundwater, is vital to supporting our communities, creating jobs and transitioning Australia to a low carbon future.
- A national program of Geoscience Australia
- Growing our understanding of Australia's geology
- Established in 2016