Marine Geoscientist

Coastal, Marine & Climate Change Group, Environmental Science Division, Geoscience Australia, GPO Box 378, Canberra ACT 2601

+61 2 6249 9548
+61 2 6249 9930

Person details


Current activities

Kim Picard is a marine geoscientist with Geoscience Australia’s Coastal, Marine, and Climate Change Group since September 2012. Her current research interests lie in shallow subseabed and benthic habitat mapping, geomorphology, and sedimentology. Since her arrival to Australia, she participated in many surveys, including the NERP Oceanic Shoal and Ball's Pyramid surveys. When not contributing to NERP, Kim's efforts have been focused on GA projects related to the National CO2 Infrastructure Plan.


After graduating in 2001 and until 2012, Kim worked with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC). She specialized in seabed and benthic habitat mapping as well as Quaternary geology. In 2009, Kim worked for the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), focusing on habitat mapping with the MAREANO program. In 2010, Kim went on to explore new grounds, working on stratigraphic modelling of the Beaufort Shelf in the Canadian Arctic.

Academic qualifications

BSc. in marine biology from the Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada

Master of Science degree with the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, Canada.

Membership of key national committees