VizLab to unlock secrets of Australia�s subsurface

A NEW 3D visualisation laboratory (VizLab), which displays exploration methods for the 21st century and which has been likened to Star Wars, has opened at Geoscience Australia in Canberra.
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Parliamentary secretary Bob Baldwin yesterday officially opened the 3D VizLab, a full stereo theatre using three-dimensional imagery of Australia’s underground resources.

Baldwin said the laboratory will enable geoscientists to explore the nation like never before and likened it to “something out of Star Wars”.

The 3D VizLab will display high quality geological interpretations and models that Baldwin says will be “critical” in the search for new ore bodies and petroleum fields.

He said it would also provide new opportunities for promoting mineral and petroleum exploration in the region.

“Not only will it prove to be a valuable tool in the continued search for ways to identify and unlock Australia’s vast resources wealth, but it will also allow us to increase our understanding of our continent’s subsurface structures and systems,” Baldwin said.

“Cutting-edge technology like the 3D VizLab is essential in assisting our resources industry to catch the next wave of mineral discoveries and continue to thrive.”

Geoscience Australia is the national agency for geoscience research and geospatial information.

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