Dudley Beach - image courtesy Gavin Ayre

Hunter Valley Branch

October 2018 HEDG Newsletter
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HEDG - Hunter Valley Earth Sciences Discussion Group

HEDG formed in 2008 with the aim to increase the interaction between geoscientists in the Lower Hunter, promote geoscience, provide a platform to learn about current research and provide an opportunity for students to look at career options.

Upcoming talks and events

14 May 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: Joanna Parr (CSIRO and GSA President)
Exploring the ocean floor, the last frontier
Gallipoli Legion Club, Hamilton
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm
Registration: https://hedgmay2019.eventbrite.com.au

2 July 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: TBC
Topic: TBC
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

13 August 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: TBC
 Destination Moon: more missions, more science (National Science Week)
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

15 October 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: TBC
 Geoscience is for everyone (Earth Science Week)
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

Previous HEDG Meetings

19 February 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: Shaping and managing the Newcastle coastline
Topic: Verity Rollason and Paul Donaldson (BMT WBM Environment)
Location: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way Newcastle

9 October 2018
Speakers: Penny Dunstan 
Topic: The perception and portrayal of 'Natural' landscape

14 August 2018 
Speakers: Paul McBain (DPE), Klaus Thoeni (Newcastle University) and Dominik Jaskierniak (Newcastle University)
Topic: Drones in geoscience
Details: Presentations are part of National Science Week @ Newcastle Museum. National Science Week's 2018 theme was ‘Game changers and change makers’

29 May 2018
Topic: Cretaceous megafauna and opals
Speaker: Lachlan Hart (UNE) and Kurt Steffens (ex-University of Sydney)

27 March 2018
Topic: Permian pumice to Miocene magmas: a new geological map of Warrumbungle National Park
Speaker: Dr Kate Bull (Geological Survey of NSW) and Dr Alexa Troedson (consultant)

28 November 2017
Topic: New earth science research from the University of Newcastle. Results of postgraduate research projects
Speaker: Jodie Rutledge (Honours candidate) speaking on 'A revised conodont stratigraphy of the Yarrangobilly and Cooleman limestones, southeastern NSW' and Michael Bell (Masters candidate) speaking on 'The geodynamic significance of the Gilmore Fault Zone, Lachlan Orogen: structural characteristics, kinematic history and timing'

10 October 2017
Topic: Aboriginal Earth: the heritage of Newcastle and the Hunter
Speaker: Dr Greg Blyton

15 August 2017
Topic: Plate tectonics and long-term climate: A deep time perspective of planetary climate (National Science Week - 2017 theme is ‘Future Earth’)
Speaker: Dr Sabin Zahirovic, EarthByte Group at the University of Sydney

27 June 2017
Topic: We built this city on rock and roll coal, an estuary and old workings - Building on our geological and industrial history: engineering challenges in Newcastle

Speaker: Dr Stephen Fityus and John Johnston

2 May 2017
Topic: New technological applications for geoscience
Speaker: Prof Richard Hillis (CEO, Deep Exploration Technologies Collaborative Research Centre)

21 March 2017
Speaker: Prof Ron Boyd (Conjoint Associate Professor, University of Newcastle)
Topic: 3D morphology and sedimentation of the SE Australian continental margin


Chair: John Greenfield
E: john.greenfield@planning.nsw.gov.au

Deputy Chair: John Watkins
E: rocsolid@bigpond.net.au

Secretary: Phil Gilmore
E: phil.gilmore@planning.nsw.gov.au

Treasurer: Phil K Seccombe
E: Phil.Seccombe@newcastle.edu.au

Committee members
Simone Meakin
Robert Musgrave
Bronwyn Witham