The ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems' research will develop new frameworks for mineral and energy exploration based on fundamental advances in geodynamics and a new understanding of fluid transport at lithosphere scales.  New, more powerful approaches to interpreting geophysical imagery will have applications to both basic science and resource exploration.  A new educational structure will provide for a revitalisation of Australian research in the Earth Sciences and training of the next generation of research leaders, in a field vital to Australia's economy.  Finally, we will raise the profile of Australian science internationally by innovative science producing new knowledge in rapidly advancing field.

Funding: $12.4 million over 7 years

Centre Director: Prof Suzanne O'Reilly

Administering Organisation: Macquarie University

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • Curtin University of Technology
  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of New South Wales
  • Geochemical Institute, Inst. Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • University of Maryland, USA
  • CNRS, University of Montpellier, France
  • Geological Survey of Western Australia
  • Bayreuth University, Germany
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Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems website for further information.