The Australian Seismometers in Schools project

educating students in earth shaking science

Natalie Balfour, Malcolm Sambridge, Craig O'Neill

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Due to the expanse and remoteness of Australian communities we require local exper ts and enthusiasts to provide support and share their knowledge with schools. The project involves an online education portal allowing access by students to earthquake recordings in their own and other schools. The data schools collect will be useful to researchers and could complement networks run by government and state agencies due to the high quality of the instruments and will be stored at internationally accessible and supported data management centres. A growing community of volunteers is forming to support the program within their local area. Over the duration of the project these volunteers will enhance the project through provision of technical exper tise as well as promotion within the education sector.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Geological Congress (34th : 2012) - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 5 Aug 201210 Aug 2012


ConferenceInternational Geological Congress (34th : 2012)


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Balfour, N., Sambridge, M., & O'Neill, C. (2012). The Australian Seismometers in Schools project: educating students in earth shaking science. 1168. Abstract from International Geological Congress (34th : 2012), Brisbane, Australia.