Affiliated Centres & Programs

The School of Geosciences enjoys partnerships with several other units within the University and with organisations outside of the University. These partnerships focus on the development of rich, collaborative research programs.

The School of Geosciences is proud to partner with the following organisations:

  • The University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science
    Alongside the School of Biological Sciences, USIMS research covers a range of areas including coastal ecology, seabed dynamics, marine engineering, marine biology and the simulation and visualisation of marine processes.
  • The Mekong Research Group (AMRC)
    The Mekong Research Group (AMRC) ran for 20 years at the University of Sydney from 1997 to 2017. It was located within the School of Geosciences and served as a leading international centre of expertise on development, natural resource management and the environment in the Mekong Region. While the research group is no longer active as such, ongoing work in human geography within the School of Geosciences and research associated with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre builds on many AMRC research initiatives, networks and postgraduate student projects.
  • Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific
    RIAP partners our expertise in South-East Asia development and environmental issues with our colleagues at the University's Australian Mekong Resource Centre and colleagues in partner institutions through the South-East Asia region.
  • EarthByte
    One of the fundamental aims of the EarthByte Group is geodata synthesis through space and time, assimilating the wealth of disparate geological and geophysical data into a four-dimensional Earth model including tectonics, geodynamics and surface processes.
  • ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Geodynamics and Evolution of Sedimentary Systems
    The ARC Research Hub for Basin Geodynamics and Evolution of Sedimentary Systems (Basin Genesis Hub) is a showcase of connecting “Big Data” analysis and high-performance computing in an open innovation framework. The hub will fuse multidimensional data into 5D basin models (space and time, with uncertainty estimates) by coupling the evolution of mantle flow, crustal deformation, erosion and sedimentary processes using open-source modelling tools.
  • The Asia-Pacific Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Research Group
    The Asia-Pacific Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Research Group is interested in a wide range of natural and technological hazards and our work spans the interface between the human and earth environments/sciences - exploring the characteristics of natural hazards (distributions, frequencies & magnitudes) and their impacts on people, communities and human systems.