AuScope Symposium

To celebrate the decadal anniversary of AuScope and the impact that AuScope infrastructure building programs have had on the Australian Earth and Geospatial Sciences research community AuScope held a one-day symposium at AESC in Adelaide 28 June 2016: 10 years of AuScope — infrastructure, impact and innovation. The symposium was followed by a celebratory dinner and the presentation of three awards that honoured the outstanding contribution Australian researchers have made using AuScope infrastructure. To see the winners click here.

AuScope: 10 years of AuScope – infrastructure, impact and innovation

To see the Symposium presentations as a webcast click here.

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Theme – Temporal architecture – Research into the evolution and geometry of the Australian Plate

AuSREM and beyond: insights into the Australian lithosphere

Professor Brian Kennett, ANU

Across Australia and around the World in Millimetres

Dr Lucia Plank, University of Tasmania

Ultra-high precision 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of volcanic rocks by multi-collector mass spectrometry – Coming soon

Professor David Phillips, Melbourne University

Leveraging AuScope technology to define distal footprints of mineral ore systems

Dr Pavel Golodoniuc,  CSIRO


Theme – Changes and Impacts – Research into the nature and state of the Australian region

The challenges in building a continent-wide VLBI array – Coming soon

Professor John Dickey presented for for Dr Jim Lovell, University of Tasmania

Surface displacements from InSAR in the Perth Basin, Western Australia – Coming soon

Dr Mick Filmer, Curtin University

The National Virtual Core Library – Unique multifaceted national infrastructure

Dr Jon Huntington

Pygplates – a GPlates python library for data analysis through geological time and space

Professor Dietmar Muller for Professor John Cannon, Sydney University


Theme – Science Enablers – Development and use of tools, software and data enabling world class research

The GPlates Portal: Cloud-based interactive 3D visualization of global geophysical and geological data in a web browser

Professor Dietmar Muller, Sydney University

Ten Years of Building High Performance Computational and Data Infrastructures to support the next generation of World Class Earth Science Research

Dr Lesley Wyborn

Escript – Open-Source Tool for Numerical Modeling of Earth’s Processes

Professor Lutz Gross

An eResearch System for Managing and Distributing Publically Funded Geochemical Data in a Collaborative Environment – Coming soon

Professor Brent McInnes


AuScope – Planning the next decade’s investment in Australian Earth and Geospatial research infrastructure


Mr Nicholas Gruen, CEO, Lateral Economics presented the findings of Lateral Economics work valuing AuScope’s contribution to the Australian economy within a context which explored the economics of information and sets that against a much larger agenda which is building the public goods of the twenty-first century.