“Australia’s big challenges – on the role of Geosciences”
Australia is a large and sparsely populated country shaped by its geology and geography. Ensuring the future prosperity and security of Australia relies on having cutting edge knowledge and capability in the Geosciences. Geosciences can and does contribute to six major challenges and priorities identified by the Australian government. These are: building Australia’s resource wealth, securing Australia’s water resources, providing fundamental geographic information, maintaining Australia’s geoscience knowledge and capability, managing Australia’s marine jurisdiction and ensuring Australia’s community safety to natural hazards. These priorities were outlined by Geoscience Australia in 2014 and are available here: http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/australias-big-challenges-the-role-of-geoscience
In this Special Lecture Series, a range of experts from within the School of Geosciences explore and unpack these Geoscience priorities.
All lectures will occur between 2 – 3pm on Tuesdays. Venue: New Law School - various lecture theatres, please see schedule below for location.
|March 14 2017||Maintaining Asutralia's geoscience knowledge and capacity||Professor Dietmar Muller||New Law School Lecture Theatre 024, USYD||2-3PM|
|March 28 2017||TBC||TBC||New Law School Lecture Theatre 026, USYD||2-3PM|
|April 11 2017||Ensuring Australia's community safety to natural hazards||Deanne Bird||New Law School Lecture Theatre 026, USYD||2-3PM|
|May 2 2017||Building Australia's resource wealth||Associate Professor Patrice Rey||New Law School Lecture Theatre 024, USYD||2-3PM|
|May 16 2017||Managing Australia's marine jurisdiction||Professor Elaine Baker||New Law School Lecture Theatre 026, USYD|
|May 30 2017||TBC||Associate Professor Patrice Rey||New Law School Lecture Theatre 026, USYD||2-3PM|