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Educating the next generation of geologists

This is an edited extract of a keynote presentation originally delivered at the Tenth International Mining Geology Conference in 2017- Australia has a long tradition of providing high-quality geoscience programs to prepare graduates for entry to the workforce or undertake … Read More »


MinEx CRC launches

The Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, announced $50 million of Australian Government funding for MinEx CRC. MinEx CRC is a major endeavour comprising: $50M cash from the … Read More »


What is the threat of a tsunami to the Sydney harbour?

You may not normally associate the NSW coastline with tsunami threats. However, using modelling, UON PhD candidate Kaya Wilson and supervisor Dr Hannah Power, are generating potential tsunami events in the Sydney Harbour and are predicting what conditions and impacts … Read More »


What is Earth Science?

Tom Doyle attended the University of Newcastle Central Coast open day as a representative of Earth Science. Tom’s presentation was well received by students and peers generating an interest in all facets of Earth Science. If you would like to … Read More »


GEOS3280: New Zealand photos

Have a look below at some of the stunning pictures taken in New Zealand on the GEOS3280 field trip, 2017. You can enroll in GEOS3280 for semester 2, 2018.  


National Council of Women award recipient!

PhD candidate, Emma Austin, from the Centre for Water, Climate and Land (CWCL) in the Faculty of Science, has been awarded a National Council of Women New South Wales (NCW NSW) Australia Day Award. The awards recognise talented young women … Read More »


Antarctic volcanisms influence on global climate


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University of Newcastle at the forefront of climate research

University of Newcastle in collaboration with University of Waikato and Melbourne University are leading the way in ground breaking new research into South Pacific and Australian Hydroclimate History. Adam Hartland from Waitomo University, blogs about the fascinating work of our very … Read More »


Winning and Nominated Papers for the Water Engineering Awards (Dec 2016) Awarded to UoN Researchers and Students!

Last year, at the annual conference for Water, Infrastructure and the Environment in December 2016, the winner was announced for the Engineers Australia GN Alexander Medal for the best paper in Hydrology and/or Water Resources published in an Engineers Australia … Read More »


Special Issue Publications of the Climate Change Research Group – Media Releases

Recently a special issue of the Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science (JSHESS) was published that focuses on the Eastern Seaboard Climate Change Initiative (ESCCI) East Coast Low (ECL) projects ( ESCCI is a government/industry/ARC funded program that the … Read More »


Students in the News

Project: Deformation and metamorphism in the WOMB Can you introduce yourself? My name is Bradley Williams and I completed a B.Sc. (Hons) at UoN in July 2015. I am 31 years old and live in the Hunter region of NSW, … Read More »


Scientists have been using Saltburn Pier for research – here’s why

Dr Hannah Power is currently over in the UK taking part in a UoN International Visiting Research Fellowship to visit the Universities of Bath, Plymouth, and Bremen. The following article outlines some of the research Hannah is working on. To … Read More »


RHD Student Valentina Vanghi – Recent field work in Italy!

Written by Valentina Vanghi During the first week of September 2015 my supervisor Dr. Andrea Borsato and went to Italy for sampling two caves: Frasassi cave (Central Italy) and Lamalunga cave (South Italy). I really enjoyed this great experience. It … Read More »


From Antarctica to the Alps: The Last Glaciers?

Silvia Frisia was invited to talk at a public meeting attended by 150 people ran by the Trentino Climate Observatory and the Department of Civil Protection on the 9th of October. The conference was titled ‘From Antarctica to the Alps: … Read More »


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