Earth and geospatial science challenges of the next decade
Pressing social issues and critical economic drivers over the next decade will see unprecedented demands placed on the earth and geospatial science communities in Australia and on the research infrastructure that supports their endeavor. We will see a heightened need for new mineral discoveries in more difficult exploration environments and the development of nascent clean energy and geological waste storage technologies. Food, water and environmental security will become a more pressing issue as we place more demands on the geological services provided to us by the shallow crust and particularly in the context of accelerating climate and environmental changes.
The Key Science Questions that must be addressed in order to overcome these challenges will include:
Changing architecture through deep time
Changes and impacts on the earth and its environment
Technological enablers of science
AuScope is constantly developing its strategic plan in order to best serve the needs of Australian Earth and Geospatial Science researchers over the next decade. Access our current strategic plan and associated documents or contact AuScope to provide your own input into the process.