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Geoscience Australia secures new international agreements

15 November 2019

Geoscience Australia confirmed its role as a leading global collaborator last week at one of the world’s largest gatherings of Earth observation practitioners and policy makers – GEO Week 2019.


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Ever-present risk of tsunami highlighted by near-miss in Broome

5 November 2019

Today (5 November) marks World Tsunami Awareness Day and experts from the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre are reminding those living near coastal areas to recognise the natural warning signs for tsunami and to know how to respond.


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New data to bridge gap in frontier oil and gas regions

4 November 2019

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, and the Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby, today announced a new seismic survey in the Northern Territory’s Barkly region will wrap up this week.


40 years of Landsat in Australia

4 November 2019

Geoscience Australia’s Alice Springs satellite ground station hosts two 9 metre antennas, a 2.4-metre antenna, and associated infrastructure. The satellite ground station is one of three forming a global Landsat satellite ground station network and has been in operation since 1979.

Gravity: More than meets the eye

29 October 2019

Ever opted to take the stairs over the lift for the sake of additional exercise? You’ll be pleased to know that on reaching the top, you’ll appear to weigh an average 100 mg less than what you did at the bottom!

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Geoscience Australia’s role in space weather monitoring

22 October 2019

Imagine if all the electrical grids and devices in the world suddenly stopped working; or all the satellites currently in orbit dropped out, resulting in no satellite communications, and no GPS.

New deep stratigraphic well to unlock resource potential in the Pilbara

14 October 2019

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, and the West Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Johnson, today announced a new deep stratigraphic well in the Canning Basin.


Celebrating 20 years of geoscience education

14 October 2019

Today, Geoscience Australia welcomed the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of our popular Education Centre.


Geoscience Australia’s maps move to digital

4 October 2019

Geoscience Australia is committed to providing fast and easy access to our mapping services for the community.


Digital Earth Australia recognised for excellence

4 October 2019

Geoscience Australia’s Digital Earth Australia (DEA) program has been recognised for its innovative platform, stakeholder engagement and best practice at the Australian Government Digital Awards.



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