Man holding a long piece of equipment used for gathering data

downhole sensing tool

Existing UNCOVER partner agencies have already begun to align research priorities to the goals of the initiative.

For example, CSIRO has commenced a strategic program in distal footprints research.Geoscience Australia is bringing together research into the Australian cover, resource system indicators under cover, and Australian continental structures. AuScope is developing the Virtual Geological Observatory, the Australian Geophysical Observing System, and positioning itself for future underpinning infrastructure. Deep Exploration Technologies CRC is developing revolutionary new drilling and sampling tools. The University of Sydney is developing the GPlates prototype for a palaeoEarth. Intrepid Geophysics is scaling up geophysical tools to the NCI supercomputer for continent-scale appraisal.

Details of these projects will be posted soon.