Geodynamicists from Sydney and Australian National universities have developed Stripy, a software module that allows scientists to efficiently place GIS ‘wrapping paper’ around the spherical Earth ‘present’.
Every quarter when I sit down to write this update, I think I start by saying ‘well it has been a busy 3 months’. This quarter I think it is fair to say that it has been that on steroids! Sitting at the top of the list is the AuScope investment planning process that many of you have been involved in. Thank you again to those who have participated!
Earth’s outer skin — where water, atmosphere, ecosystems, soil and rock interact — regulates Australia’s environment and determines the availability of life-sustaining resources. But how resilient is our Critical Zone to human impact?
Researchers from the ANU are thrilled to announce that AusPass has just become the first FDSN data centre in Oceania. Scientists can now access extensive Australian seismology datasets from anywhere in the world.
Recently, an international team of volcanologists married 21st century research with Bronze Aged field observations from Turkey’s Kula UNESCO Geopark to confirm the world’s oldest, demonstrable human sighting of a volcanic eruption.
Today we’re celebrating a significant step towards delivery of FAIR data across the earth and environmental sciences after Nature Communications published an article titled “Make scientific data FAIR” overnight.
Scientists are among the millions of die-hard Game of Thrones fans digesting the show’s finale today. The striking landscape of Game of Thrones has led some researchers to build climate simulations that explain the erratic seasons depicted in the show, and others to piece together the geological history.
Sedimentary basins around the world are critical to sustaining modern life on Earth. These basins can be thought of as containers that hold water, minerals, energy, and can potentially be used to store carbon dioxide. Unpacking how they form, and where those resources and storage opportunities may lie is a sizeable feat for the best of us...
Since 2013, geophysicists have systematically surveyed the Australian crust and mantle. Recently, the AusLAMP team celebrated completing the South Australian portion of the project, shining a light on potential ore deposits ‘hiding’ at depth.
I write this in between the AuScope field, laboratory and digital infrastructure planning workshops, as we hone our capability to address national geoscience research challenges over the coming decade.
The discussion around the research challenges relating to water, minerals, energy and geohazards has been particularly interesting, and we’re seeing new synergies across our field arise. It's an exciting time.
Australia has benefited from rich mineral endowment for almost two centuries, but now faces an urgent challenge: finding enough critical minerals in more complex environments to supply low carbon economies globally.
These are three key leadership qualities for any field. But for Dietmar Müller, the award-winning geoscience professor leading Sydney University’s EarthByte Group, they take on tangible meaning as he investigates Earth’s complex evolution.
AuScope is excited to appoint geospatial science leader, Doctor Lesley Arnold to our independent management board. Lesley joins us with a wealth of experience in the field across Australia and abroad. Welcome Lesley!
A telescope burrowing 300km beneath Australia’s vast and parched land may seem more of a Jules Verne thought bubble than a not-too-distant scientific reality, but such a concept could exist in the next decade if the nation’s geoscientific community has its way.