Exploring for the Future online Roadshows


Please join us to mark the significant achievements of the Exploring for the Future program at a series of online Roadshow events in July.

Geoscience Australia commenced the first phase of the Exploring for the Future program in 2016, to better understand the mineral, energy, and groundwater resources of Northern Australia to encourage exploration investment and inform resource management decisions.

The program has been highly successful, implementing innovative methods and integrating multi-disciplinary data from surveys that covered 2 million square kilometres. Nearly 200 new datasets and reports have been delivered through a new world-leading data delivery portal. The program has been extended for four years and will expand its reach nationally.

Tangible benefits from the first phase can already be seen. Insights into groundwater systems are shaping catchment management plans. New exploration tenements have been taken up, over an area larger than the state of Tasmania, which constitute the first step toward resource discovery and economic development that will support the post-pandemic recovery.

This is your opportunity to learn about the scientific breakthroughs of the Exploring for the Future program and talk to the subject matter experts about new ideas and accessing new datasets and assessment tools to support your planning, exploration, and investment decisions. It is also a great opportunity to learn about the holistic approach across minerals, energy, and groundwater to understand potential resources. How will mineral and energy prospectivity impact community and regional development planning? How will greater knowledge of groundwater availability impact the search for mineral and energy resources? Sign up for all the Roadshows to learn about the data and tools to consider these broader questions too.

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Exploring for the Future online Roadshows

Date Time (AEST)
Topic Description
7 July 12:00 – 13:00 Plenary Presentation An overview of the goals, integrated scientific highlights, outcomes, and legacy of the Exploring for the Future program from Geoscience Australia senior leaders.
14 July 12:00 – 14:00 Minerals Roadshow Taking an integrated look through the entire lithosphere with a particular focus on the region between Tennant Creek and Mt Isa.
15 July 12:00 – 13:00 Energy Roadshow Highlighting the scientific outcomes and exciting discoveries made across the Canning and South Nicholson basins.
16 July 12:00 – 13:00 Groundwater Roadshow Highlighting scientific outcomes that will assist in supporting communities, the environment and economic development in Northern Australia
17 July 12:00 – 13:30 Discussion Panel: Science, Innovations, and Impact Marking the achievements and breakthroughs made by Geoscience Australia and collaborators in the Exploring for the Future program and also looking further ahead – Where will the new data, tools and knowledge lead? How do we build on this program in the future? Can we make that future arrive faster?