We are pleased to announce that the Geodata Algorithms Team from the Centre for Exploration Targeting in the School of Earth and Environment won the UWA’s Vice Chancellor Research Award in Impact and Innovation for 2015. The team lead by A/Prof Eun-Jung Holden includes Dr. Daniel Wedge, Dr. Jason Wong, Adj. Prof. Peter Kovesi, Prof. Mike Dentith, Mr. Tom Horrocks and Mr. David Nathan. Equipped with a strong capability in computational algorithms design and implementation, the team built expertise in understanding the nature of geodata and their use in industry workflows by collaborating with geoscientists in academia and industry. The uniqueness of this team is in the ability to span the boundaries of computational science and geoscience and the boundaries of academia and industry.