Welcome to our first newsletter of 2018. This year the National Committee for Earth Sciences, at the Australian Academy of Science, will publish a Decadal Plan for Australian Geoscience outlining the challenges and opportunities that our community will face over the coming decade. The document will highlight the rapid rate of change that we will face with respect to technology, data volumes, and approaches to undertaking geoscience research – a decade of transition.
At AuScope we are preparing for this change as well. You will no doubt have noticed changes to the “look and feel” of our media. This helps to articulate AuScope’s new communications strategy, which in turn, marks its first, small transition to providing the research infrastructure that will ensure that the earth and geospatial sciences continue to thrive and deliver impact and value for all Australians. AuScope 2.0 if you like.
To this end, and in anticipation of new funding to support the recommendations of the Chief Scientist’s National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, AuScope will be focussing on developing a detailed strategy for new investment over the coming decade during 2018.
One event that we would like interested parties to be aware of is a workshop that we will host following the AGCC meeting in Adelaide on Friday the 19th of October. More details will follow but please keep this day free if you would like to be involved in the discussion, and register your interest here to receive updates.