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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.