Peta Ashworth, CSIRO
The Earth Sciences play a fundamental role in providing critical information to a wide-range of stakeholders within the various levels of government, industry, organisations and the general public, along with a proud history of education and research.
Infrastructure will address a wide range of issues in the general areas of engineering geology/geotechnical services and critically covers that important linkage between the Earth Sciences and Engineering. It will cover geotechnical problems and solutions encountered in recent large infrastructure projects and the role of increasing role of new technologies in investigations. Service and Community will address the geosciences response to distributed grid computing and cloud storage, dissemination of Geoscience information in a high-bandwidth environment, the continuing and evolving role of Geoscience outreach and education, Geohazard studies and their role in protecting the community, the contributions of Geotourism and Geoheritage, and the historical record and influence of Earth Scientists.
AESC 2014 First Circular