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VIrtual Geophysics Laboratory

Geophysics exploiting the Cloud

The Virtual Geophysics Laboratory (VGL) is a scientific workflow portal that provides Geophysicists with access to an integrated environment that exploits eResearch tools and Cloud computing technology. VGL is a collaboration between CSIRO, Geoscience Australia (GA), and the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), and has been funded by the Federal Government’s Education Investment Funds through NeCTAR.

VGL v1.1 Released

VGL v1.1 was formally released today after several months of development and brings together an increase of data from the National Airborne Geophysical Database (Gravity, Radiometric, AEM, Magnetics) and 3D models. v1.1 utilises cloud infrastructure provided by Nectar and NCI and computational codes provided by UQ (eScript), Monash (Underworld) and UBC (University of British Columbia). It is an open-access virtual laboratory which provides geophycists with ability to download, sub-set and process data with various computational and statistical methods in a generic/expandable platform. Check it out -

VGL in the media

The VGL team have been on the road and presenting to raise awareness of the tool and the opportunities that Nectar provides to the earth sciences community around Australia and in the US (AGU 2012 and EarthCube Summit 2013). Presentations can be obtained from - here

Additional Details

Lead Organisation: 
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation