Geoscience Australia’s Community Safety team supports countries in the Indo-Pacific region to monitor the threat of volcanos and make decisions about risk.
We contribute to each stage of the emergency management cycle to help improve planning, preparedness, response and recovery with our focus on contributing towards community safety.
We support Australia’s international development assistance program, and countries in the Indo-Pacific to understand, monitor and build greater resilience to the threat of natural hazard events.
National Seismic Hazard Assessment (NSHA)
The NSHA defines the level of earthquake ground shaking across Australia, allowing higher hazard areas to be identified and mitigation strategies to be developed.
Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment (PTHA)
Model the frequency of tsunamis around the Australian coast.
Tropical Cyclone Hazard Assessment (TCHA)
Define the severe wind hazard posed by tropical cyclones in Australia. Use it to calculate local cyclone impact models and develop evidence-based evacuation plans and mitigation strategies.
Case study Better science supports better disaster management in Indonesia
How Geoscience Australia’s ten-year partnership with the Indonesian Government has made Indonesian communities safer through enhanced natural disaster planning, response and management.
[Ensuring] authorities have the information they need to prepare for and manage disasters and, ultimately, save lives.
Australian Chargé d’Affaires to Indonesia