GESSS SA Postponed

With the recent re-emergence of COVID-19 cases in South Australia, GESSS SA has been postponed from 24 November 2020 at Flinders University to a later date. The GESSS SA Committee are looking to re-schedule the event in early 2021 as a hybrid face-to-face and online event. Please check the GESSS SA website and social media for more details soon.

GESSS SA will allow students from Flinders University, University of South Australia and University of Adelaide to promote their talents to future employers, discover new areas of research at other universities, and meet new people within the Earth sciences field.

2 December 2020 - SGEG Facets of Exploration Webinar
Speaker: Andrew Cook (Principal Geologist, Iluka Resources)
Topic: Exploration in mineral sands
Register: Click here 


9-12 February 2021 - Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021: Core to Cosmos - Virtual Conference

Details: The convention will showcase current trends and advances in earth science, including the latest findings on the deep structure and composition of our planet, our diverse crust and surface environments, developments in the energy and resources sectors and critically, the essential role that geoscience plays in our sustainable future. Themes for the convention include:
Theme 1: Energy and resources
Theme 2: Earth structure
Theme 3: Core to crust
Theme 4: Crust, surface and cosmos
Theme 5: Geoscience in society, education and environment
Theme 6: Earth observations and models

Website: Click here
Registration: Click here (Early Bird Registration close 4 Dec)

Message from GSA President Joanna Parr:
I expect that, like me, you have been looking forward to our next Australian Earth Science Conference (AESC) in Feb 2021. Perhaps, like me, you were hoping that travel restrictions would have eased enough for us to travel to Hobart to enjoy a week meeting friends and colleagues at the Core-to-Cosmos AESC 2021.

The organising committee have been working hard to deliver the best possible conference for the Earth Science community, but it has become increasingly obvious, given the very real chance of travel restrictions, the viability of a face to face meeting in Hobart is in jeopardy. So, having considered all the potential scenarios, including postponing to 2022, the committee have decided that the AESC 2021 will be a virtual conference that will run 9-12 February in 2021. They are currently testing software platforms, looking at innovative ways of running difference facets of the meeting and working on providing the best possible interactive conference for all the registrants.

It’s obviously very disappointing that we will not all gather in Hobart in February, but I am confident that the Organising Committee will deliver a benchmark virtual experience with a Tasmanian flavour. More information will come out soon.

Best wishes

Jo Parr
President, Geological Society of Australia


AESC 2021 Early Bird Registration Extended
The AESC Early Bird Registration has been extended to Friday, 4 December. Register Here!

Sending out the Abstract acceptance notifications has been slightly delayed and the AESC Organising Committee have extended the Early Bird Registration deadline to Friday, 4 December. This additional time may help you seek approval in your workplace after receiving your Abstract acceptance or assist you with making plans.

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