Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania


Talks & Events


Previous Division Meetings

11 July 2019 - Joint GSA TAS Division and Royal Society of Tasmania Meeting
Speaker: Claire Kain (Mineral Resources Tasmania)
Topic: Hazards of flooding and flood modelling for Northern Tasmania

27 June 2019 - GSA TAS Division Annual General Meeting 
Topic: Meeting and prizes evening

23 May 2019 - GSA TAS Division Meeting 
Speaker: Andrew Gleadow
Topic: Dating Aboriginal art sites around Australia

11 April 2019 - GSA TAS Division Meeting 
Speaker: Matthew McDowell (University of Tasmania)
Topic: Quaternary marsupial fossils of Australia and Tasmania

25 March 2019 - TAS Division Field Trip
Details: To complement the ‘Dinosaur and Evolution of Life Symposium’ a field trip was held which visited some of the Early Triassic vertebrate localities in the Hobart area including Conningham localities and the Old Beach vertebrate fossil locality.

23-24 March 2019 - A Symposium: Dinosaurs and Evolution of Life (Royal Society of Tasmania, GSA TAS Division and The University of Tasmania)

 2 day symposium highlighting recent advances in understanding the evolution of life on Earth, with a focus on Dinosaurs. 

21 March 2019 - Joint GSA Meeting with ASEG
Speaker: Paul Winberry (Central Washington University)
Topic: How Much? How Fast? Seismology's role in understanding the future of Antarctica's ice sheets

6-7 December 2018 – Tasmanian Geoscience Forum

Details: The purpose of this forum is to assemble geoscientists in one pleasant place to share their progress in exploration, mining and research. This forum is for sharing results and ideas in the geosciences and learning more about geology, in particular the geology of Tasmania. The final program is still being confirmed but we expect a full day of activities followed by a three-course dinner for all Seminar attendees. Partners are welcome to attend the dinner. Optional field trips are taking place to Cape Grim on Wednesday, 5 December and to Kara Mine on Friday, 7 December. Numbers are limited so please follows the link below for more information and be sure to register your interest
Location: Tall Timbersm Resort, Scotch Town Road, Smithton

16 November 2018 – GESSS TAS
Description: GESSS TAS is an event that brings together Earth Science undergraduate, honours, masters and doctoral students in a forum where they can present research to the local scientific community, gain experience in communicating research findings, promote their talents to future employers, and expand their knowledge on other research areas.
Location: Discipline of Earth Sciences, UTAS (Sandy Bay Campus)

 7 October 2018 – TAS Division Field Trip
Details: 'Volcanoes of the Derwent Valley' led by Phil Sansom
Location: Derwent Valley

13 September 2018 – TAS Division Meeting
Speaker: Mike Hall (Monash University)
Topic: The late Cambrian rift system and the Tabberabberan Orogeny in western Tasmania

23 August 2018 – TAS Division Dinner
Speaker: Nic Haygarth (Heritage Tasmania)
Topics: History of mining in Tasmania

11 July 2018
Speaker: Todd Halihan (Oklahoma State University)
Topic: McElhinny Lecture (Joint IAH/GSA meeting)

28 June 2018 
Speaker: Rebecca Carey
Topic: Evolution of the 2018 Kilauea East Rift Eruption, Hawai'i

31 May 2018 – TAS Division Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Claire Kain (MRT)
Topic: Alluvial fan flooding and debris flow hazard at Caveside, Tasmania: A sediment and modelling analysis of the 2011 and 2016 events

7 April 2018 – TAS Division Field Trip
Location: Near Maydena

22 March 2018
Speaker: Dr Adam Soule (Chief Scientist of the National Deep Submergence Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)
Topic: Humans, Robots, and the most active volcanic systems on Earth


Chair: Karin Orth

Secretary: Matt Ferguson

Treasurer: Andrew McNeill

Membership Officer: Rebecca Carey

Newsletter Editor
Karin Orth


Student Representative 
Thomas Schaap

Committee Members

Rebecca Carey

Grace Cumming

Jacqueline Halpin

Claire Kain

Dale Lewis

Peter McGoldrick

Sebastien Meffre

Indrani Mukherjee

Phil Sansom

 Thomas Schaap

Mike Vicary

Heritage representative
Clive Calver

Rock Garden representative
Ralph Bottrill