The GPlates Portal is a gateway to a series of web applications for the interactive visualisation of cutting-edge geoscience datasets, all possible within freely available web browsers. Use the links on the left side of this page to access visualisations of:
The 3D visualisations are powered by Cesium - for general information on using how to use Cesium, and browser compatibility, click here
The EarthByte Group leads the development of open-source plate reconstruction software -- GPlates. GPlates enables the interactive manipulation of plate-tectonic reconstructions and the visualisation of geodata through geological time, and it facilitates interoperability of plate tectonic data and models with geodynamic computing services for applied and fundamental research purposes.
The EarthByte Group is exploring new directions of e-research by enabling GPlates technology in the Cloud, as part of AuScope NCRIS research infrastructure development and a (now concluded) project on Big Data Knowledge Discovery for Natural Sciences, supported by SIEF. AuScope Ltd is a non-profit company formed to facilitate the implementation of a world-class infrastructure system for earth science, funded by the Australian Government under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).