About the Data Discovery Portal
Discover the data
The 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.
Portal personas and tools
To help you navigate through the vast array of data, we have created different personas and tools, which provide curated subsets of features available in the Portal tailored to individual areas of interest e.g. Hydrogen Economic Fairways Tool. You can access some of the Portal's personas and tools featured below. You can also switch to different personas and tools within the Portal by clicking on the ‘Switch Persona’ icon or the spanner symbol (to access additional tools) in the top right corner of the Portal.
Search by location
You can search the Portal by location or address in the ‘Location search’ textbox. The results will automatically appear as you type.
Sharing knowledge with our community
Community and Education persona
The Community and Education persona is designed for non-technical users, such as general community, students and educators, providing access to a curated set of geoscientific datasets and maps produced by the Exploring for the Future program, Geoscience Australia more broadly, and other agencies.
Related personas and tools
The Portal’s personas and tools featured below highlight aspects of the data and information generated by the Exploring for the Future program.
3D Data viewer
Geoscience Australia has acquired and compiled a lot of surface and sub-surface 3D data that typically needed high-end workstations and specialist software to use. To make 3D data more accessible Geoscience Australia has developed a free online 3D data viewer.
Hydrogen Economic Fairways Tool
The Hydrogen Economic Fairways Tool (HEFT) is designed to support implementation of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy. It helps investors identify regions suitable for hydrogen production in Australia.
Australia's Hydrogen Opportunities Tool (AusH2)
The Australia's Hydrogen Opportunities Tool (AusH2) provides free access to geoscience data and tools for mapping and understanding the potential for hydrogen production in Australia.
National Drilling Initiative
The MinEx CRC National Drilling Initiative (NDI) persona provides access to drilling data that has been acquired for the NDI, including legacy drilling data, a series of online tools and advanced 3D capabilities to maximise the value of the data collected as part of the NDI.
Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative
The Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative (CMMI) persona is a free interactive mapping tool designed to share outputs from the geoscientific collaboration between Geoscience Australia, the Geological Survey of Canada and the United States Geological Survey.
Geochronology and Isotopes Data
The Geochronology and Isotopes Data persona provides access to publicly available compilations of radiometric age results and full analytical isotope data tables from Geoscience Australia and other sources.
Geophysical Archive Data Delivery System
The Geophysical Archive Data Delivery System (GADDS) persona provides magnetic, radiometric, gravity and digital elevation data from Australian national, state and territory government geophysical data archives.
Australian Fundamental Gravity Network
The Australian Fundamental Gravity Network (AFGN) persona is a web delivery system that provides locality description and images of AFGN stations to the general public.
Learn how to use the Data Discovery Portal
Watch a series of educational videos on using the Portal's many personas, tools and data.