2017 Australia Event Listing

21 April 2017 - NT Division Talk 
Speaker: Dr Brian Cox, University of Adelaide
Topic:
Biogeochemistry of the Velkerri Formation
Location: NT Geological Survey office, 3rd Floor, Paspalis Centrepoint Building, 48-50 Smith St, Darwin
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Notes: This talk will also be video streamed in Alice Springs at NT Geological Survey office Arid Zone Research Institute, South Stuart Hwy.


22 April – March for Science
Location: More than 10 cities in Australia are participating in this global event
Note: The GSA may not necessarily agree with the agendas of everyone who may take part in the event, but on a fundamental level, the ideals of supporting science align with those of the Geological Society of Australia. The GSA endorses the GSAmerica’s comments:
The March for Science will unite diverse groups of scientists and the public in a nonpartisan event. We recognise that the March may attract individuals or groups whose message may not be identical to our own and which we cannot control. But, after deep discussion, we support and endorse this community effort to raise awareness of the fundamental importance of scientific knowledge and the scientific process to our lives and world.


26 April 2017  Western Australian Division - Medals & Awards Night
Awards: AE Ringwood Medal - Professor Malcolm McCulloch and Gibb Maitland Medal – Dr Ian Tyler
Location: IOMRC Auditorium, University of Western Australia
Time: 6:00pm for welcome, food and drinks; 7:00pm awards commence; 8:45pm close
Speaker: Professor Malcolm McCulloch
Topic: Reconstruction of the uptake of anthropogenic CO₂ into the oceans, and lessons from the past
Click on the link below to find out more and register
http://bit.ly/GSA_WA_AwardsNight

26 April 2017 - Queensland Division Meeting: April Technical Talk and 2017 AGM
Topic: The Capricorn Copper Project (a.k.a. Mount Gordon)
Speaker: David A-Izzeddin, Capricorn Copper Pty Ltd (to be confirmed)
Time: 5:15 pm for 6:00 pm
Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane — directly opposite the Roma Street Station (Meet at the back of the main bar on the ground floor for complimentary finger food — RSVP not required)
Note: The talk will be preceded by a short Annual general Meeting of the Queensland Division with delivery of brief reports by the Chairman and Treasurer and election of the committee for 2017–18. See nomination forms attached to The Queensland Geologist newsletter.

27 April 2017 - Victoria Division Meeting: April Technical Talk
Topic: Salty Megafauna from Long Ago (Dispatches from the new frontier of Australian palaeontology)
Speaker: Dr Erich M. G. Fitzgerald
Time: 5:30 pm for 6:15 pm
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne

27 April 2017 - SMEDG: Sydney Mineral Exploration Discussion Group
Topic: Cobalt in Ontario
Speaker: Dr Ian Pringle
Time: 5:30 pm for 6:00 pm
Location: 99OnYork
27-28 April 2017 ─ Sydney Basin Symposium
Click on the event image below to find out more and register

30 April 2017 - GSA SA Division / AusIMM/ASEG Family Picnic in the Park
Location: Apex Park, Burbridge Rd, West Beach, South Australia
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Notes: 
All are welcome for a fun filled morning at the park, with kids (grandkids, extended family!). Activities for all ages, and a chance to catchup with your geoscience colleagues. Sausage sizzle provided. Please bring a child-friendly (nut-free)  plate of food to share, along with hats and drinks
Registration: For further information and to register for this event, please email adelaide@ausimm.com.au or info@sa.gsa.org.au by 28 April


May

2 May 2017 - HEDG Meeting
Topic: New technological applications for geoscience
Speaker: Prof Richard Hillis (CEO, Deep Exploration Technologies Collaborative Research Centre)
Location: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6:00pm, presentation at 6:00pm

3 May 2017 - WA Division Meeting
Topic: The cooling and exhumation of the Albany-Fraser Orogen, Western Australia 
Speaker: MS Elisabeth Scibiorski, PhD student, University of Western Australia
Location: Irish Club of WA, 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco

8 May 2017 – 2017 NSW Mining Exploration Forum
Topic: The Rocks and Beyond’ Compliance, Land Access and Exploration Success: Location: Parliament House Theatrette, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm
To view the program and register for this event, please click on the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-minerals-council-exploration-forum-2017-registration-32463204318


9 May 2017 - NSW Exploration Data Workshop
Topic: 
This free, half-day interactive workshop is designed for anyone who works with geoscientific data and wants to find out what is available from the Geological Survey, and how to access and work with it. The venue is a dedicated training centre, with all equipment provided and a high-speed internet connection. Places are limited, register now.
Location: Saxons Training Facilities, Level 10, 10 Barrack St, Sydney
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm


9 May 2017 - Exploration in the House 2017

Topic: This event will showcase highlights of geological projects conducted by the Geological Survey of New South Wales. The Hon. Don Harwin MLC, Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, and Minister for the Arts will open the event. It will feature results of work to enhance resource prospectivity using deep crustal geophysics, and new ideas about Cobar.
Location: Parliament House Theatrette, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Time: 1:00-6:00pm
To register for this event, please click on the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/exploration-in-the-house-2017-registration-32145028646


11 May 2017 NSW Division Meeting
Speaker: Chris Yeats
Topic: Hydrothermal activity in the Eastern Manus Basin, Papua New Guinea: A natural laboratory, or the birthplace of a new industry?
Location: TBA
Time: 5:30pm


16 May 2017 - ACT Division Meeting and AGM
Speaker: Phil O'Brien
Topic: Searching for paleoclimate archives on the East Antarctic margin: Sabrina Seafloor Survey 2017
Location: Jaeger 1 Seminar Room, RSES
Time: 5:30pm

25 May 2017 - Coal Grain Analysis (CGA) Workshop - Brisbane
Topic: CSIRO's coal grain analysis (CGA) technology dramatically improves our understanding of the nature of coal in particulate form. At this workshop, attendees will receive interactive presentations from the leading researchers who are using this technology to improve day-to-day planning and operational matters. Aside from learning what CGA means and the information it provides, participants will learn about its applications in:
- Coal characterisation and reducing the costs of resource definition
- CPP feed washability determination
- Alternative means for CPP unit process auditing, optimisation and modelling
- Improved understanding of utilisation performance and caking characteristics
- Quantification of environmental dust composition
Location: QCAT Pullenvale, Brisbane
Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Notes: The cost to attend is $330 (GST inclusive) and participants will receive workshop materials, electronic copies of 15 published CGA ACARP Reports (value $660) as well as morning tea and lunch. Any special enquiries may be directed to cga.enquiries@csiro.au. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for CPD records. For more on this event, please click here: https://events.csiro.au/Events/2017/April/3/Coal-Grain-Analysis-Workshop

30 May 2017 - Queensland Division Meeting
Topic: Student awards night
Notes: Speakers and location TBA

June

4-7 June 2017 - Future understanding of tectonics, ores, resources, environment and sustainability
Location: Townsville
Notes: Hosted by the Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU), James Cook University
For abstract submission, please visit https://www.jcu.edu.au/futores/abstract-submission
For more information, please visit: www.jcu.edu.au/futores
FUTORES II First Circular

11-14 June 2017 - Rodinia 2017: Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics 
Location: Townsville
16-21 June - Post Conference Fieldtrip: Mount Isa Terrane Transect
http://geodynamics.curtin.edu.au/rodinia-2017/
Abstracts: Due 30 March - submit to 
rodinia.2017@curtin.edu.au
Click here for the first circular 
Click here for the conference flier

21 June 2017 - Coal Grain Analysis (CGA) Workshop - Newcastle
Topic: CSIRO's coal grain analysis (CGA) technology dramatically improves our understanding of the nature of coal in particulate form. At this workshop, attendees will receive interactive presentations from the leading researchers who are using this technology to improve day-to-day planning and operational matters. Aside from learning what CGA means and the information it provides, participants will learn about its applications in: 
- Coal characterisation and reducing the costs of resource definition 
- CPP feed washability determination 
- Alternative means for CPP unit process auditing, optimisation and modelling 
- Improved understanding of utilisation performance and caking characteristics
- Quantification of environmental dust composition
Location: HIA Steel River, Newcastle
Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Notes: The cost to attend is $330 (GST inclusive) and participants will receive workshop materials, electronic copies of 15 published CGA ACARP Reports (value $660) as well as morning tea and lunch. Any special enquiries may be directed to cga.enquiries@csiro.au. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for CPD records. For more on this event, please click here: https://events.csiro.au/Events/2017/April/3/Coal-Grain-Analysis-Workshop

27 June 2017 - HEDG Meeting
Topic: Geology of the Warrumbungles - New geophysics, mapping and 3D modelling of the ~15 Ma shield volcano

Speaker: TBA
Location: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6.00pm, presentation at 6.30pm


July
19 July 2017 - Coal Grain Analysis (CGA) Workshop - Emerald
Topic: CSIRO's coal grain analysis (CGA) technology dramatically improves our understanding of the nature of coal in particulate form. At this workshop, attendees will receive interactive presentations from the leading researchers who are using this technology to improve day-to-day planning and operational matters. Aside from learning what CGA means and the information it provides, participants will learn about its applications in: 
- Coal characterisation and reducing the costs of resource definition 
- CPP feed washability determination 
- Alternative means for CPP unit process auditing, optimisation and modelling 
- Improved understanding of utilisation performance and caking characteristics
- Quantification of environmental dust composition
Location: TBA
Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Notes: The cost to attend is $330 (GST inclusive) and participants will receive workshop materials, electronic copies of 15 published CGA ACARP Reports (value $660) as well as morning tea and lunch. Any special enquiries may be directed to cga.enquiries@csiro.au. The workshop will proceed subject to sufficient registrations of interest. Please register your interest here

August
5-6 August 2017 - Geoscience Educators (AUGEN) Conference
Topics:
1. Strategies for supporting success in earth science education
2. Creating opportunities for work-integrated learning (WIL) in earth sciences
3. Earth science education and literacy inside and outside university walls
4. Research in the classroom and laboratory
5. Improving quantitative approaches in earth science teaching and learning
6. Tomorrow’s global geoscience workforce
Location: University of Sydney
Abstract deadline: July 7, 2017
Please click here to register


15 August 2017 - HEDG Meeting

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
Location: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6.00pm, presentation at 6.30pm

23 August 2017 - Coal Grain Analysis (CGA) Workshop - Sydney
Topic: CSIRO's coal grain analysis (CGA) technology dramatically improves our understanding of the nature of coal in particulate form. At this workshop, attendees will receive interactive presentations from the leading researchers who are using this technology to improve day-to-day planning and operational matters. Aside from learning what CGA means and the information it provides, participants will learn about its applications in: 
- Coal characterisation and reducing the costs of resource definition 
- CPP feed washability determination 
- Alternative means for CPP unit process auditing, optimisation and modelling 
- Improved understanding of utilisation performance and caking characteristics
- Quantification of environmental dust composition
Location: CSIRO North Ryde
Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Notes: The cost to attend is $330 (GST inclusive) and participants will receive workshop materials, electronic copies of 15 published CGA ACARP Reports (value $660) as well as morning tea and lunch. Any special enquiries may be directed to cga.enquiries@csiro.au. The workshop will proceed subject to sufficient registrations of interest. Please register your interest here


September
6-8 September - Discoveries in the Tasmanides, (Mines and Wines 2017), AIG/SMEDG/GSNSW
Location: Orange, NSW
For more information, please go to www.minesandwines.com.au

25-28 September - Granites 2017: crustal evolution and mineralisation
Location: Benalla, Victoria
For more information and to register: Granites 2017 website

29-30 September - Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology
Location: Benalla, Victoria
To register go to: SGGMP registration page
For information about student bursaries email: 
simon.turner@mq.edu.au

October
10 October 2017 - HEDG Meeting
Topic: The use of natural resources by local indigenous people (Earth Science Week 2017 theme is ‘Earth and Human Activity’)

Speaker: TBA
Location: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6.00pm, presentation at 6.30pm

30 October - 1 November 2017 - 16th Australasian Tunnelling Conference 
Location: Sydney
For more information, please go to 
http://ats2017.com.au/

November
8-12 November - Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology
Location: Denmark, Western Australia


To register click here
To find out more go to: Denmark conference website

28 November 2017 - HEDG Meeting
Topic: New earth science research from the University of Newcastle. Results of postgraduate research projects.

Speaker: TBA
Location: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6.00pm, presentation at 6.30pm

2017 International Event Listing

TBA

2018 Event Listing

February 
10-18 February 2018 - 
Discover Volcanism - Hawaii, a trip for all geology enthusiasts
Location: Hawaii
Notes: This nine-day (8 night) field trip on the Big Island of Hawaii will expand your knowledge in the field of plate tectonics, hot spot volcanism and the geologic features and hazards associated with living on an active volcano. We will discuss volcanic edifices, eruption styles, magma evolution and see various types of lava flows, lava lakes, tree molds and lava trees, fault scarps, rifts, craters and calderas. For more detail, please see the attachments below:

August
13-17 August 2018 – Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA 2018)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
http://www.ima2018.com/

October
14-18 October 2018 – Australian Geoscience Council Convention: Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
This convention is hosted by the AGC and all the Australian geoscience member societies.
More information is coming soon.
Themes include:
- Understanding the Earth
- Life on Earth – origins and diversity
- Resources – discovery, development, use and sustainability
- Applied Geoscience in the 21st Century – innovation, technology and the future
- Beyond the Rocks – Geoscience in our society: current application and future trends
Scientific and Technical Program Convenor – Chris Yeats chris.yeats@industry.nsw.gov.au
AGC President and Convention Chair – Bill Shaw president@agc.org.au
For more information, please go to: https://www.agcc.org.au/