Geoscience is the study of Earth, its rocks, its origins and its processes— from the centre of the core to the crust upon which we live. As our human population continues to grow, with ever-increasing demands for food, energy, space, and mineral resources, the pressure on our planet rises.
If we are to secure Australia’s natural resources, mitigate the impact of natural hazards resulting from the dynamic nature of our planet and our interactions with it, and build a low-carbon future, we must innovate in geoscience on a grand scale.
The Australian Government’s commitment
AuScope’s funder, the Australian Government is committed to ensuring that Australia stays at the forefront of world-class science, research and innovation, in order to drive advances in technology and knowledge that boost productivity, create jobs, and deliver economic growth:
With the 2018 Australian Budget outcomes in place including 5 years of ongoing funding in the next 0 — 5 years, and the possibility for a significant capital injection in the next 5 — 10 years, we are currently consolidating our position, evaluating our strategic direction, and building an investment plan for the next 5 — 10 years with the AuScope community.
This process runs between 2018 — 2019 and includes an independent review of AuScope programs, a strategic meeting with community, and development of working groups to contribute to the investment plan.