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  • This dataset contains the limit and extent of Northern Australia as defined by the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016 (https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00228) and Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Act 2021 (https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd2021a/21bd062).

  • The 2021 Offshore Greenhouse Gas Storage Acreage Release is a key strategy of the Australian Government to reduce emissions and support Australia's resource sector. The GHG acreage release will provide companies the opportunity to explore for offshore carbon dioxide injection and storage locations. The 2021 GHG acreage release consists of 5 areas across the Bonaparte, Browse and Northern Carnarvon Basins.

  • The national Marine Sediments collection is a scientific resource that includes information for samples collected within the Australian marine jurisdiction, including location, water depth, sampling method and sample descriptions. Data are provided from quantitative analyses of the samples, such as grain size, mud, sand, gravel and carbonate concentrations. Additional analyses on some samples include mineralogy, age determinations, geochemical properties, and physical attributes for down-core samples including bulk density, p-wave velocity, porosity and magnetic susceptibility. Images and graphics are presented, where available. MARS currently holds >40,000 sample and sub-sample records, and approximately 200,000 records describing the characteristics of these samples. New data are being added as they become available. <b>Value: </b>Seabed sediment data is used to characterise the surface geology of the sea floor, important in resource exploration, marine zone management and understanding the physical environment. <b>Scope: </b>Samples were collected from Australia's marine jurisdiction, including the Australian Antarctic Territory. >40,000 sample and sub-sample records, and approximately 200,000 records describing the characteristics of these samples. <b>To view the entire collection click on the keyword "HVC 144639" in the below Keyword listing</b>

  • Comprises a national satellite imagery mosaic and derived information products produced by a collaboration of CSIRO, Geoscience Australia (GA) and State and Territory Surveys, and several additional national and international collaborators. Mineral products were derived using a validated mosaic of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data. <b>Value: </b>The data are used to understand distributions of and changes in surface materials and assessment of environmental, agricultural and resource potential. <b>Scope: </b>This dataset covers the continent with the intent to provide the best quality mosaic from 10+ year archive of scenes across Australia (i.e., lowest cloud/vegetation cover, high sun angle etc) <b>To view the entire collection click on the keyword "HVC 144626" in the below Keyword listing</b>

  • Time series seismograph data recorded from Australian National Seismograph Network (ANSN) observatories in Australia, islands in the Pacific, Southern and Indian Ocean's and the Australian Antarctic Territory. <b>Value: </b>This data is used for earthquake monitoring, measurement, detection and location of earthquakes, which is valuable for emergency response, hazard modelling and mitigation. The dataset is also used to meet a subset of Australia's obligations to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) to fulfil Australia's commitment to nuclear explosion monitoring. <b>Scope: </b>Observatories in Australia, islands in the Pacific, Southern and Indian Ocean's and the Australian Antarctic Territory <b>To view the entire collection click on the keyword "HVC_144675" in the below Keyword listing</b>

  • A collection of geological samples associated with drilling activities and submitted by companies under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGSA) and previous legislations that required petroleum data to be submitted to the National Offshore Petroleum Data and Core Repository (NOPDCR). The collection also contains cores and cuttings samples acquired by Geoscience Australia and its predecessor BMR, other government agencies and institutions from around Australia. <b>Value: </b>Information related to the subsurface that have the potential to support geological investigations and assessment of a variety of resources. <b>Direct access</b> to petroleum mining sample information is available on National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (NOPIMS) platform (http://www.ga.gov.au/nopims) via the Core Library tab. <b>Request to access</b> those samples can also be made via the form available on NOPIMS. https://nopims.dmp.wa.gov.au/Nopims/RequestForms/CoreCuttingsAccess/CoreCuttingsAccess

  • This web service provides access to the national Major Power Stations, Transmission Substations and Transmission Lines datasets. These datasets present the spatial locations of all known features in Australia.

  • Educational resource and instructions to make your own fossil out of every day materials.

  • These videos are recordings of online secondary teacher professional learning sessions, delivered by Geoscience Australia’s Education Team. “Can I Fall Down the Cracks?” Plate Tectonic Misconceptions Part 1 This session focused on common misconceptions that are encountered when teaching plate tectonics. The student misconceptions addressed are: 1. We can’t see the tectonic plates (starting at 5:35) 2. The mantle is made of liquid rock (starting at 11:25) 3. The plates move by convection in the mantle (starting at 17:35) 4. When plates collide one always goes under the other (starting at 22:15) 57 minutes total duration, with Q&A with an expert scientist starting at 34 minutes. “Can I Fall Down the Cracks?” Plate Tectonic Misconceptions Part 2 This session focused on common misconceptions that are encountered when teaching hazards associated with plate tectonics. The student misconceptions addressed are: 1. Earthquakes are measured using the Richter scale (starting at 3:15) 2. The magnitude of an earthquake depends on how far away it is (starting at 7:20) 3. Earthquakes can be predicted (starting at 10:52) This section includes a description of Raspberry Shake equipment: low cost earthquake monitoring for the classroom 4. There are no volcanoes in Australia (starting at 18:25) 5. You can surf a tsunami (starting at 24:17) 51 minutes total duration, with Q&A with an expert scientist starting at 37 minutes.

  • This petroleum systems summary report provides a compilation of the current understanding of petroleum systems for the South Nicholson Basin and Isa Superbasin region. The contents of this report are also available via the Geoscience Australia Portal at https://portal.ga.gov.au/, called The Petroleum Systems Summary Assessment Tool (Edwards et al., 2020). Three summaries have been developed as part of the Exploring for the Future (EFTF) program (Czarnota et al., 2020); the McArthur Basin, the Canning Basin, and a combined summary of the South Nicholson Basin and Isa Superbasin region. The petroleum systems summary reports aim to facilitate exploration by summarizing key datasets related to conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon exploration, enabling a quick, high-level assessment the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the region.