Latest News

Follow Us  |
09 April 2014
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.
09 April 2014
Overview of the 2014 offshore acreage release areas for petroleum exploration
The latest offshore petroleum exploration areas have been formally released by the Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane at the 2014 annual Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference.
08 April 2014
New disaster management software released worldwide
Geoscience Australia has contributed to a new version of software that can predict the potential social and human impact of natural disasters.
03 April 2014
New geophysical data for CO2 storage and hydrocarbon prospectivity in the Browse Basin
Government-funded pre-competitive regional-scale airborne magnetic data have an important role to play in helping to understand energy and mineral systems.
01 April 2014
Sales Centre shopfront closing
The Geoscience Australia Sales Centre shopfront, located at the agency’s building in Symonston, Canberra, will be permanently closing on Thursday 17 April 2014.
31 March 2014
Using science to inform disaster preparedness in Indonesia
A team of Australian and Indonesian scientists have developed an earthquake and tsunami scenario used recently for a major international disaster response training exercise in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
28 March 2014
Search begins for Australia's next Top GeoShot
Geoscience Australia is on the look-out for Australia’s next Top GeoShot, with entries now open for the 2014 Top GeoShot photographic competition.
26 March 2014
Vanuatu elevation data to benefit future planning
High resolution elevation data acquired by the Australian Government on behalf of the Government of Vanuatu will become a significant asset to Vanuatu helping to facilitate better coastal planning and management.
21 March 2014
Ancient groundwater systems of the Great Artesian Basin
A new groundwater dataset has been released today by Geoscience Australia, collected as part of a comprehensive groundwater chemistry survey of the Surat and Bowen basins in Queensland.
05 March 2014
New geophysical data helps identify suitable CO2 storage sites
New geophysical data collected in the Browse Basin off the northwest coast of Western Australia has been released today by Geoscience Australia.
04 March 2014
New standards for the surveying and geospatial industries
The surveying and spatial communities working in Australia will be able to ensure greater integrity in their work following the release of a new standard.
26 February 2014
Kalgoorlie-Boulder earthquake
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents on the morning of Wednesday 26 February 2014, shaking buildings and parked cars and causing minor damage near the epicentre.
12 February 2014
New building assessment tool supports better risk analysis
Geoscience Australia has released new open source software, produced as part of a recently completed international capacity building project in the Philippines, which can rapidly and remotely assess the geometric properties of buildings.
23 January 2014
International work helps build safer communities in the Philippines
Scientists from Geoscience Australia recently completed a major project working together with technical agencies and local authorities in the Greater Metropolitan Manila Area in the Philippines, to develop Philippine capacity for assessing the impacts of natural hazards.
21 January 2014
A lifetime of rock solid achievement
The former Chief Executive Officer of Geoscience Australia, Dr Neil Williams PSM, FTSE, has today been awarded the Australian Academy of Science’s prestigious Haddon Forrester King Medal, in recognition of a long and distinguished geoscience career.
09 January 2014
A groundwater challenge for Australia's future scientists
Top Year 11 science students are converging on Canberra this week to learn first-hand about a major challenge for Australia – how to secure the nation’s future water resource needs.

Topic contact: Last updated: April 14, 2014