Transforming the national picture of Australia’s geology

Outback rural landscape with red earth, dry rivers and green trees, Australia, aerial view
Exploring for the Future was a national program led by Geoscience Australia from 2016 to 2024.
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EFTF Showcase

2024 Showcase

Geoscience Australia will hold the final Exploring for the Future online public Showcase during 13–16 August 2024, marking the conclusion of the 8-year program and celebrating its enduring legacy. Geoscience experts will highlight impacts, benefits and achievements, new scientific insights and a comprehensive collection of precompetitive geoscience outputs, including transformed national datasets, improved mineral, energy, and groundwater resources assessments, unravelled regional geology, new decision support tools and more. Everyone is welcome!  

Two scientists in the field looking at the soil sample

Resourcing Australia's Prosperity initiative

From 1 July 2024, the 35-year Resourcing Australia’s Prosperity initiative succeeds the Exploring for the Future program, which officially concluded on 30 June 2024. 

Portal 3D capability

Discover the data

Exploring for the Future Data Discovery Portal

Geoscience Australia's Exploring for the Future Data Discovery Portal provides public access to historical as well as new geoscience data and tools acquired and developed during the Exploring for the Future program. Curated subsets of the Portal known as personas and tools, provide targeted access to Portal’s features for government planners and regulators, academia and industry to access data and information and apply a range of assessment tools to support evidence-based decisions.