AuScope Symposium

The AuScope Symposium was held in Canberra at the Hyatt Hotel on Tuesday 30th July 2013. The Symposium highlighted the major achievements of the AuScope National Infrastructure Program, which has been funded from the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) program ($43.3million) and the Education Investment Fund (EIF) ($23million). Our audience was a select group of leaders from Government, Academia as well as relevant industry stakeholders.

AuScope: Building the Australian Earth Observatory



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Perspectives, capabilities & collaboration

Keynote address
Warwick Business School
Professor Goran Roos, Intellectual Capital Services Ltd,

Earth Science and its role in meeting national challenges
Dr Paul Heithersay, SA DMITRE & AuScope Director

An Earth Science infrastructure system for the Australian continent (NCRIS Program)

Theme – Summary of achievements to illustrate the AuScope Infrastructure System

Introduction to NCRIS National Strategic Capability
Chair – Dr Mike Etheridge

AuScope in the Cloud: Lifting the data fog in solid Earth science
Dr Rob Woodcock, CSIRO

AuScope Geospatial: Providing unique insights into the Earth while supporting societal requirements for reliable spatial information
Dr John Dawson, Geoscience Australia

National Virtual Core Library: An innovation to unlock mineralogical data from millions of meters of core
Dr Ian Scrimgeour, Northern Territory Geological Survey

The grand challenge of understanding Earth evolution: Connecting big data to high-resolution computer simulations and machine learning
Professor Louis Moresi, Monash University

Science challenges and infrastructure for earth observation and monitoring (AGOS Program)
Theme – Earth Observation and Monitoring to meet some immediate challenges. Introduction to earth monitoring and crustal services

Chair – Professor Mike Sandiford, University of Melbourne

AuScope-AGOS: From data to knowledge (Part 1) (Part 2)
Professor Malcolm Sambridge, ANU

Monitoring the shallow crust: Our first step towards sustainable Earth resource management
A/Professor Tim Rawling, University of Melbourne

The Australian Seismometers in Schools Network: Benefits of community engagement in real geoscience experiments
Dr Natalie Balfour, ANU

Geoff McNamara, Melrose High School

Applications and future directions
Theme – Challenges for industry, government initiatives and future infrastructure for the next decade Introduction

Leveraging investment in Earth Science infrastructure to help meet industry challenges
Mr Stephen McIntosh, Head of Exploration Rio Tinto

Fluids, fraccing & faults from La Fenice to future infrastructure (Part 1) (Part 2)
Professor Richard Hillis, DET CRC and AuScope Director

Positioning Australia for the future: Data, resources and positioning (Part 1) (Part 2)
Dr Chris Pigram, CEO Geoscience Australia

The AuScope Australian Earth Observatory Infrastructure Roadmap
Professor Mike Sandiford, University of Melbourne