Australian Earth Sciences Convention
The Geological Society of Australia biennial convention.
Uncover Earth's Past to Discover Our Future
26-30 June 2016
GSA events just around the corner!
7 - 9 October 2015, Brisbane
Bowen Basin Symposium 2015
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Register here: www.bbsymposium.com.au
22 - 27 November 2015, Caloundra
GSA Specialist Group in Tectonics & Structural Geology (SGTSG) biennial meeting
Riding the Wave: A conference to showcase current research
and ideas in Structural Geology and Tectonics
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Do you know a skilled Book-keeper wanting to work full-time? If so, please send them a link to the Position Description for this role with the GSA. Book-keeper position description.
Membership Development Officer
The GSA is looking to appoint a Membership Development Officer. This full-time position is based in Hornsby. If you know someone suitable or you think you have the skills please respond to the Position Description for this role with the GSA.
Membership Development Officer position description.
Call for AJES Special Issue Papers
Papers are invited for a special issue of AJES, to be published at the AESC next June, devoted to the outputs and findings of the AuScope National Virtual Core Library (NVCL). The publically-funded National Virtual Core Library project has imaged and hyperspectrally scanned the mineralogy of more than 750,000 metres of publically accessible drill core from diverse geological environments from across all seven State and Territory Geological Survey jurisdictions. All these data are openly available for research via the freely accessible NVCL database or from each Survey. Scientific Papers or short Technical Notes are invited that address research and results derived from the NVCL databases. Expressions of interest, with an abstract, should be sent to the Editorial Panel via Guest Editor firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30th 2015.
Finalised manuscripts will be required by December 31st and will follow the normal AJES publishing guidelines.
GSA responds to the Hornsby Quarry Project EIS
The GSA response to 2015 EIS Hornsby Quarry Road Construction Spoil Management project, prepared by AECOM Australia for RMS.
The Geological Heritage Subcommittee of the NSW Division, Geological Society of Australia, made a submission to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment concerning one important aspect of the above report which does not appear to been investigated to the same level of thoroughness as is evident throughout the remainder of the EIS. We are concerned that the Geological Society of Australia, despite having commissioned the initial report into the Geological Heritage of New South Wales (Percival 1979) in which the geoheritage aspects of the Hornsby Diatreme at the Hornsby Quarry site were first documented, was not regarded as a stakeholder during the preparation of the EIS and therefore was not previously consulted. As a result, the significance of the geological phenomenon uniquely exposed in the quarry wall at the eastern end of the site has been overlooked and disregarded, leading to formulation of a plan for infilling the quarry which will largely obliterate this feature of State, National and arguably Global significance. Click here to read the submission in full.
Powering Sydney into the Future: the science of Alternative Energy
A GSA Public Forum
As part of the Sydney Science Festival, the GSA held a Public Forum on Monday, 17 August, during National Science Week 2015.
Special thanks to: Robyn Williams, ABC science journalist and broadcaster for impressively moderating the discussion.
Special thanks to the Panelists:
Prof. Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer
Prof. Ben Hankamer, University of Queensland, Director of Solar Biofuels Consortium
Dr Gary Ellem, Tom Farrell Institute
Tony Irwin, Technical Director, SNR Nuclear Technology
Scientia Professor Deo Prassad, CEO of the CRC for Low Carbon Living
Thank you for joining us for this stimulating evening and for your questions and engagement.
Listen to the Public Forum (this is a large file)
For media querie please go to the media page.
Earth and Environmental Science Olympiad exam
Do you know any keen, talented, Year 10 and Year 11 students who would like an opportunity
to attend an amazing Summer School at ANU in January and be in with a chance to represent
Australia at the 2016 International Earth Science Olympiad in Japan?
If you do, encourage them to sit the Australian Science Olympiad exams!
Read more here
The GSA office has moved!
The new address as of July 1 is:
Suite 8, Level 2, Front Office,
141 Peats Ferry Road
Hornsby NSW 2077
The Geological Society of Australia is offering a Member-for-Member discount
for 2015 fees. If you are a full member and sign up another full member for
2015 you both will receive
$50.00 off your 2015 membership.
Already paid 2015 fees? Sign up a full member and we will reimburse you $50.
Contact GSA for more information: email@example.com
World-Class Ore Deposits: Discovery to Recovery
September 27-30, 2015
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Queensland Division launches new app
A self-guided walking tour through the heart of Brisbane featuring
the use of
building stones from the early days of European settlement to the modern
expansion of Australia's third largest City.
Download it here
In between jobs or retrenched during the downtown?
If you are a GSA member of five years or more and have been retrenched in the downturn
please contact the GSA as you will be eligible for membership assistance. Membership fees
for unemployed members receiving AJES (online or hardcopy) are reduced to $25.00
for 2015 and will be waived for unemployed members not receiving AJES.
Contact Annika for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
New AAP Memoir available now!
Memoir 46: Ordovician (Darriwilian-early Katian)
trilobite faunas of northwestern Tarim, Xinjiang, China
Edited by Zhou Zhiyi, Yin Gongzheng & Zhou Zhiqiang
AAPM 46 Download the order form here
Public Forum: Energy 2050
As part of the AESC, we held a Public Forum.
The forum was moderated by Paul Bevan, from ABC Radio 1233 in Newcastle.
The panellists included:
Prof. Iain Stewart, Geoscience Communication at Plymouth University (UK)
Dr Gary Ellem, The University of Newcastle
Prof. Ben Hankamer,University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Dr Tony Irwin, Technical Director SMR Nuclear Technology
Dr Alex Wonhas, CSIRO
Ms Rachel Connell, Director, Office of Coal Seam Gas, NSW Trade & Investment.
DOWNLOAD the recording: <click here>
GSA membership renewals for 2015
2015 Member renewals have been posted.
Membership is from the 1st January - 31st December.
If you haven't received your renewal information, please contact the GSA.
Now is the time to contact the GSA office to update your membership details.
If you want to pay online:
Internet Explorer is the most ‘user-friendly’ browser to enable online membership
Firstly, Click the member login area
Login: this is your member number
Password: on your member renewal form, unless you manually changed it.
The blue box on the left has your profile, click: Pay My Membership
This window has the details listed on your member renewal, if you do not
want to change anything, simply ‘add to basket’ to make the payment.
If you wish to make changes click on the tick boxes and ‘add to basket’.
You will now be in the checkout window.
Insert your credit card details in this secure area and complete your transaction.
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