“Australia’s big challenges – on the role of Geosciences”

Background

Australia is a large and sparsely populated country shaped by its geology and geography. Ensuring the future prosperity and security of Australia relies on having cutting edge knowledge and capability in the Geosciences. Geosciences can and does contribute to six major challenges and priorities identified by the Australian government. These are: building Australia’s resource wealth, securing Australia’s water resources, providing fundamental geographic information, maintaining Australia’s geoscience knowledge and capability, managing Australia’s marine jurisdiction and ensuring Australia’s community safety to natural hazards. These priorities were outlined by Geoscience Australia in 2014 and are available here: http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/australias-big-challenges-the-role-of-geoscience

In this Special Lecture Series, a range of experts from within the School of Geosciences explore and unpack these Geoscience priorities.

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A Landsat dataset showing movement of surface water in this area over a 7 year period from 2003-10 in the Menindee Lakes of the Broken Hill region. Source: Geoscience Australia

Lecture Series

All lectures will occur between 2 – 3pm on Tuesdays. Venue: New Law School - various lecture theatres, please see schedule below for location.

Date Title Presenter Venue Time
March 14 2017 Maintaining Asutralia's geoscience knowledge and capacity Professor Dietmar Muller New Law School Lecture Theatre 024, USYD 2-3PM
March 28 2017 TBC TBC New Law School Lecture Theatre 026, USYD 2-3PM
April 11 2017 Ensuring Australia's community safety to natural hazards Deanne Bird New Law School Lecture Theatre 026, USYD 2-3PM
May 2 2017 Building Australia's resource wealth Associate Professor Patrice Rey New Law School Lecture Theatre 024, USYD 2-3PM
May 16 2017 Managing Australia's marine jurisdiction Professor Elaine Baker New Law School Lecture Theatre 026, USYD  
May 30 2017 TBC Associate Professor Patrice Rey New Law School Lecture Theatre 026, USYD 2-3PM