Geoscience Australia: Positioning Australia for the Future

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Date(s) - 27/06/2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre - Geoscience Australia


Geoscience Australia

Positioning Australia for the Future



Wednesday 27 June 2018
11am -12pm



Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, Geoscience Australia
Cnr Jerrabomberra Avenue and Hindmarsh Drive



Precise positioning technology offers an exciting opportunity for all Australians. The ability to identify a location anywhere in Australia with a real-time accuracy of three centimetres enables a range of activities to be conducted more efficiently—from growing crops to constructing roads and navigating transport networks. Industries that have been early adopters of this technology have already realised the benefits of their investment—economically, environmentally and socially.

This talk will provide an overview of the Australian Government investment of $224.9 million for Geoscience Australia to develop world-leading satellite positioning capabilities for Australia.

Geoscience Australia’s Positioning for Future Program will provide instant, reliable and accurate access to positioning and timing information anytime and anywhere across Australia.

Dr John Dawson leads the Positioning Section at Geoscience Australia. John is responsible for the development of the Australian Government’s Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) and national positioning capabilities. John is a satellite geodesist with 25 years’ experience and holds a PhD in Earth Physics from the Australian National University.

This talk is presented as part of the Wednesday Seminar Series.




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