earthquake measurements
Original Published Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018

A new Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) recipient, Dr Amy Parker—who is based at Curtin University—is leading a research project that aims to improve Australia’s ability to anticipate geophysical hazards.

The project will generate a new national capability in the use of satellite radar imagery to monitor and manage geohazards such as earthquakes and landslides. By producing high-resolution maps of ground displacements, the project will assess the controls upon where and why these events occur, and whether they can be predicted from measurements made beforehand.

This is the first step towards accurate hazard forecasting and in building Australia's capability for near-real-time geophysical hazard monitoring on a national scale. The outputs will impact upon future recommendations for national earthquake and landslide monitoring and deliver new tools to underpin regulation of resource extraction and inform construction codes.