2019 Annual Report



Front Cover: The cover depicts the CCFS impression of the ‘downward-looking telescope’ recommended as a priority for Geoscience research in the next decade, in the Australian Academy of Science Decadal Plan for Australian Geoscience .

This virtual telescope could look at least 300 km beneath Earth’s surface to unlock Australia’s hidden mineral wealth. This concept emerged from the CCFS vision of “Delivering the fundamental science needed to sustain Australia’s resource base”, by making deep Australia visible and delivering a transformative framework for the discovery of new critical mineral deposits to enable a sustainable future for Australia. Continuing achievements of CCFS are given under Flagship programs, and the cumulative Research Highlights compilation.

Cover and Report design by Sally-Ann Hodgekiss.