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Australian geology under ice: what does it mean for the Antarctic ice sheet?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

An international research team has generated the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet that will help to understand long-term changes in the largest ice sheet on the planet.

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh and UWA Chancellor Michael Chaney

Rio Tinto chief awarded honorary doctorate

Friday, 28 March 2014

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh is one of several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions to the community has been recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for more than 3,800 students.

Mathima Valley brother and sister carrying water

Thirst-busting geophysics

Monday, 5 November 2012

By Sally-Ann Jones

On his latest field trip in an arid East African valley, Research Associate Professor Jeffrey Shragge met a woman who wakes at 2am every second morning to walk 20km with her donkey to fetch fresh water for her family. She gets home at 10am.

Geophysicists crack open conference

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Geophysics group at UWA recently blasted away the opposition at an international conference in Brisbane.

Two of the five major awards for best papers went to UWA, which was the only university to win any prizes.

Refurbished geology lab opens in East Timor

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A newly refurbished geological laboratory in East Timor is expected to boost the fledgling country's research capacity and help geologists better understand its complex geological setting.

Shell, UWA announce chair in offshore foundations

Friday, 20 May 2011

A new professorial chair in metocean engineering and offshore foundations will strengthen education and research in Western Australia, according to The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson.

Who will fill the geoscience workforce supply gap?

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

In an article for the American Chemical Society, two researchers from the American Geological Institute have examined how the US geoscience industry will meet increased demand for geoscientists.

Centre staff and students are winners

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Three of the Centre's staff and students have won recognition for their excellent work.

Petroleum geoscience taken to the next level

Monday, 11 May 2009

The UWA's new Woodside - Chevron chair in Petroleum Geoscience has plans to develop hi-tech graduates who will meet Western Australia's need to be increasingly competitive in the international petroleum industry.

Leading geoscientist Professor David Lumley says WA is already well on its way to being globally competitive and he plans to drive teaching and research to the next level.

UWA appoints Woodside-Chevron Chair in petroleum geoscience

Friday, 20 February 2009

As Western Australia becomes a major hub for the petroleum industry, The University of Western Australia has moved to appoint leading international geophysicist David Lumley as inaugural Woodside-Chevron Chair in Petroleum Geoscience.