Scientific Topics

Our geoscientific research and knowledge is broken into the following key topics.

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Leaders in Earth science data, bringing the benefits of space to all Australians.

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Astronomical Information

Our products include almanacs, software and web services providing precise astronomical data.

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Disciplines and Techniques

Information regarding various disciplines and techniques including: geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics and marine surveying.

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Earth Observation from Space

Geoscience Australia provides Earth observation services, expert advice, and information for decision makers.

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Petroleum resources, coal resources, uranium and thorium resources, geothermal energy, renewable energy resources, basin geology, Acreage Release.


National Location Information

Location information about Australia's dimensions, landforms and national mapping.

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Community Safety

Our natural hazard capability forms part of the backbone behind the most important decisions made by governments, emergency services, and the industry sector.

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Marine and Coastal

Information regarding Australia's coasts and estuaries, seabed mapping and Antarctica.

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Information regarding mineral and minerals exploration in Australia at national and regional scale, mining and land use, sustainable development of resources, and levels of exploration activity


Positioning and Navigation

Geoscience Australia is the national focal point for coordination of geodetic information and data, and maintains a national network of geodetic observatories which forms part of a global observatory network.

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Geoscience Australia provides information and advice towards the management of Australia's groundwater and surface water resources.