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  • A postcard providing an overview of the marine ecology programme at Geoscience Australia

  • The large tsunami disasters of the last two decades have highlighted the need for a thorough understanding of the risk posed by relatively infrequent but disastrous tsunamis and the importance of a comprehensive and consistent methodology for quantifying the hazard. In the last few years, several methods for probabilistic tsunami hazard analysis have been developed and applied to different parts of the world. In an effort to coordinate and streamline these activities and make progress towards implementing the Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) we have initiated a Global Tsunami Model (GTM) working group with the aim of i) enhancing our understanding of tsunami hazard and risk on a global scale and developing standards and guidelines for it, ii) providing a portfolio of validated tools for probabilistic tsunami hazard and risk assessment at a range of scales, and iii) developing a global tsunami hazard reference model. This GTM initiative has grown out of the tsunami component of the Global Assessment of Risk (GAR15), which has resulted in an initial global model of probabilistic tsunami hazard and risk. Started as an informal gathering of scientists interested in advancing tsunami hazard analysis, the GTM is currently in the process of being formalized through letters of interest from participating institutions. The initiative has now been endorsed by UNISDR and GFDRR. We will provide an update on the state of the project and the overall technical framework, and discuss the technical issues that are currently being addressed, including earthquake source recurrence models and the use of aleatory variability and epistemic uncertainty, and preliminary results for a global hazard assessment which is an update of that included in UNIDSDR GAR15.

  • This internal-use-only dataset contains the latest available Administrative Boundaries data - Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Main Structure (Mesh Blocks and Statistical Areas) - from PSMA which is updated every 3 months. Data is open to general public and can be downloaded. For more information about the PSMA licence agreement and to access the metadata statement, please refer to the confluence page of (http://intranet.ga.gov.au/confluence/display/NGIG/PSMA+Data+and+Cloud+Services).

  • This short film promotes Geoscience Australia's online and publicly accessible hydrogen data products. The film steps through the functionality of GA's Australian Hydrogen Opportunities Tool (AusH2), and describes the upcoming Hydrogen Economic Fairways Tool which has been created through a collaborative effort with Monash University.

  • An overview of Geoscience Australia's space-related work.

  • Animation showing Australian Earthquakes since 1964

  • A video for the launch of new Great Barrier Reef bathymetry data on 30 November 2017.

  • The Australian Geoscience Data Cube has won the 2016 Content Platform of the Year category at the Geospatial World Leadership Awards. The awards recognise significant contributions made by champions of change within the global geospatial industry and were presented during the 2017 Geospatial World Forum held in Hyderabad, India. The Data Cube was developed by Geoscience Australia in partnership with the CSIRO and the National Computational Infrastructure at the Australian National University, and is a world-leading data analysis system for satellite and other Earth observation data. Visit www.datacube.org.au to find out more including the technical specifications, and learn how you can develop your own Data Cube and become part of the collective.

  • This poster shows earthquakes occurring in Australia in 2016 with a background of earthquake activity in Australia over the past 10 years. Also included are images produced as part of the analysis of the Petermann Ranges Earthquakes -, the offshore Bowen Earthquakes -, and the Norsemann Earthquakes Sequences. A yearly summary of earthquake occurrences in Australia as well as the top 10 Australian earthquakes in 2016 are presented.

  • Short video of earthquakes occurring in Queensland during 2013 shown as a time lapse.