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Entity-level performance

Results against the criteria to assess entity-level performance in 2019–20 are provided in Table 1.

Table 1: Entity-level performance

Performance criterion1



Program deliverable1

An increasing reliance by government, industry and the public on Geoscience Australia’s datasets, information and knowledge to inform decision making

A net increase in the discoverability and use of natural inventory data.

A net increase in the discoverability and use of disaster risk data.

Geoscience Australia delivers world-class data and platforms to support government, industry and the community to make informed decisions about the use of natural resources, management of the environment and community safety.

Key initiatives undertaken to increase the discoverability and use of our natural inventory and disaster risk data included:

  • upgrading the National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System, one of the world’s largest collections of offshore petroleum data
  • establishing the Exploring for the Future (EFTF) data discovery portal, that delivers information on the mineral, energy and groundwater potential in northern Australia directly into the hands of explorers, investors and planners
  • delivering information and applications as part of the Digital Earth Australia (DEA) program, providing free, open-source satellite data that can be used to address environmental, economic and social challenges
  • developing the national bushfire monitoring system that supported fire and emergency service managers across Australia with timely mapping information, identifying potential fire locations that posed a risk to communities and property.

1Source: 2019–20 Portfolio Budget Statements