Earth Science Week 2019 will be celebrated during the week of October 13-19, 2019 with the theme: Geoscience is for everyone!
Aligned with ongoing efforts to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the sciences, this theme acknowledges both the potential and the importance of the geosciences in the lives of all people.
Providing geospatial capacity for the indigenous community
The Indigenous Mapping Workshop (IMW) and its strategic partners are dedicated to the development and advancement of culturally appropriate and inclusive geospatial technologies for Indigenous leadership, agencies, and communities to support Indigenous rights and interests.
Australia’s coastline was subject to over 30 tsunamis since 1950, most generated by distant earthquakes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Some induced hazardous marine currents and inundation. Should we expect larger tsunamis in future? Where? How big? How often?
Earth Systems, Big Data and Big Science, all underpinned by new technologies, are key themes in future geoscience. Australia, with its continent-wide data sets and in its ocean hemisphere, is well-placed to play a big part in this future, but effective collaboration is essential to realise this potential.