National Benefit


  • Scientific innovation relevant to National Priority Areas 

Research Priority 1: An Environmentally Sustainable Australia 

Goal 1: Water – a Critical Resource

Goal 2: Transforming existing industries

Goal 6: Developing Deep Earth Resources 

Research Priority 3: Frontier Technologies for Building and Transforming Australian Industries

Goal 1: Breakthrough Sciences 

Goal 2: Frontier Technologies

  • Implementation of recommendations (relevant to CCFS) from the Theo Murphy Think Tank endorsed by Minister Martin Ferguson, April, 2011 (

  • Enhanced international links

  • Excellence in training of our future generation of geoscientists

  • Enhanced industry links nationally and internationally

  • Improved exploration tools and strategies for Australian mineral exploration companies both on- and off-shore 

  • Technological innovation (scientific advances, intellectual property, commercialisation, value-added consulting services)