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GSA GOLD (GSA Geoscience Online Lecture and Discussion) 

1st Tuesday of the month. 1.30pm AEDT, 12.30pm AEST (Brisbane), 1.00pm ACST (Adelaide), 10.30am AWST (Perth).

Registration for GSA GOLD is free for all GSA members, but non-members can also register for just $10.00.

Non-members can also use the GSA GOLD registration fee as part of their joining fee when applying for membership with the Geological Society of Australia. Please email info@gsa.org.au for more information.

Registration: Click here

Following your registration, you will be sent a link to attend GSA GOLD on Zoom.

Virtual GESSS

12-16 October 2020

 Virtual GESSS will be held online during Earth Science Week 2020. The Earth Science Week theme is Earth Materials in Our Lives. Participants will be encouraged (but not obligated) to base their presentations around this theme.
Each day's session will be organised by a GESSS committee representing a different state - QLD, TAS, ACT, NSW and WA. Daily sessions will be 2.5 hours in length with the first 2 hours dedicated to 6-8 student presentations and the final 20 minutes will be an INTRA GSA for participants and viewers to network.

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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
Abstract submissions: Click here

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

 

COVID-19 

As you know, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to the WHO declaring this a global pandemic.

The GSA Business Office is now temporarily closed with our staff working remotely. We will update all members when the office reopens. Please do not contact the office by phone as there will be nobody to take your call. If you have any enquiries, please email info@gsa.org.au.

Not unexpectedly, some events, meetings, talks, workshops and conferences have been cancelled, however we will be sending online geoscience content and aiming to keep you informed. Tune into our Facebook and Twitter accounts for additional content!

We will frequently monitor and assess the situation and change our policy as appropriate. We will keep members updated.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and I sincerely hope you remain safe and well.

Best wishes

Joanna Parr
GSA President

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