Big Data Knowledge Discovery Launch
June 2013 saw commencement of a $12million, 3-year collaboration, for a ground-breaking project that will use big-data
and machine learning to deliver new insights to the natural sciences - the geoscience thread is being led by Professor Dietmar Müller, at the University of Sydney. Read more
NSF Announces First Building Block Projects for EarthCube
GPlates functionality and reconstructions will become accessible as WebServices through the new EarthCube infrastructure program in the U.S. Read more here.
Hidden hotspot track beneath eastern US
and a team of collaborators found the track of a hotspot hidden in the very old, thick crust of the Eastern United States.
Read the research paper published in Nature Geoscience
Using GPlates, the first opal prospectivity map has been generated and was welcomed by media attention in Australia and overseas.
Read the research papers published in the Australian Journal of Earth Science
and Computers and Geosciences
and story here
EOS Research Spotlight
Simon Williams et al. 2013, reveal early Australia-India spread history. Read EOS article and
Seton et al. 2012 paper in top 25 most downloaded Elsevier articles
The paper, Global reconstructions of continents and ocean basins for the last 200 Million years, was number 16 in the top 25 downloaded geology articles for the first half of 2013.
Global Distribution of GPlates users
NEW GPlates Tutorials
With the release of GPlates Version 1.3
new functionality has been added, including:
- Volume visualisation of 3D scalar fields
- Surface relief lighting
Learn more, with the latest tutorials
Download GPlates 1.3
Awards for GPlates Researchers
Professor Mike Gurnis, a co-developer and user of GPlates, has been awarded the 2013 Augustus Love Medal for fundamental contributions to geodynamics.
Dr Jo Whittaker has been awarded with a L'Oreal 'Women in Science' Fellowship worth $25K, for her continued work unravelling the history of India-Antarctica break-up.
In addition, Jo received the prestigious Edgeworth David Medal for distinguished work in Geophysics!