2017 Australia Event Listing

June

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

22 June 2017 - Victorian Division Meeting & Howitt Lecture
Topic: Meteorites and Cosmic Dust: Insights to the Early Solar System and Earth
Speaker: Dr Andy Tomkins (Monash University)
Location: The Royal Society of Victoria, 
8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 
Time: 7:00pm
Note: This is a joint event with the The Royal Society of Victoria. Food, drink and a chat will be before the lecture at 6:15pm. To secure your ticket, please click here  


27 June 2017 - HEDG Meeting
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
Location: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6.00pm, presentation at 6.30pm

27-28 June 2017 - National Virtual Core Library for Exploration Through Cover and Resource Characterisation (UTAS/CODES/TMVC)
Outline: 
• Introduction into NVCL: general overview and data access
• Mineral Spectroscopy Theory
• Alteration & Regolith Spectral Mineral Models
• Introduction into The Spectral Geologist (TSG) software
• Hands-on case studies/exercises

Location: UTAS/CODES (room tba)
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Notes: To use the software, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop/ or / participants will be using computer labs
Contact: If you are interested in attending, please email eCarsten.Laukamp@csiro.au 


July
5 July 20017 – WA Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Margaux Le Vaillant (CSIRO)
Topic: Nickel deposit link to P-T mass extinction
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5:30pm


7 July 2017 - SMEDG-AIG Mid-Year Harbour Cruise
Details
: Feast on gourmet food and sip on wine aboard the ‘Proclaim’!
Cost: $95 before July 3, $120 after July 3 and $45 for students
Time: Boarding at 12:50pm and departing at 1:00pm
Location:
Departs at McMahons Point Wharf
Registration: to register for the cruise, please click here 
Contact: For further details please contact Ian Neuss on 0419 902 392 or email ian.neuss@bigpond.com. If you are experiencing any difficulties with registration please contact Fiona Makin on (03) 5422 3337 or email bookings@aig.org.au

13 July 2017 – NSW Division Meeting
Topic: River piracy in the Caribbeans: evolution of fault arrays and river networks within the plate triple junction of Guatemala
Speaker: Dr Gilles Brocard (Basin GENESIS Hub, The University of Sydney) 
Location: City of Sydney RSL, 565 George St, Sydney 
Time: 5:30pm


17-20 July 2017 - Australian Groundwater Modelling School 2017

Topic: 
This course will introduce attendees to the art and science of groundwater modelling. It will include a brief discussion of groundwater flow before examining the details of the process of modelling.  Each step in the process will be thoroughly examined with practical applications as the focus. Extensive tutorials will allow attendees the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with using MODFLOW, the industry-standard groundwater modelling code. Other codes will be introduced and discussed.
Location: Flinders University, Victoria Square Campus, Adelaide
To view the program and register fro the event, please click here


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.

Uncover Curnamona 2017 - 25-27 July 2017 Broken Hill


For more information click here


27 July 2017 - Victorian Division Meeting 
Topic: Student night
Speaker: TBA - more details to come

August

2 August 20017 – WA Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Timmons Erickson (Curtin University, NASA)
Topic: Impacts and dating mineral deformation
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5:30pm

2 August 2017 - SA Division Annual Dinner
Speaker: Ross Large
Topic: TBA
Location: Mile End Hotel, 30 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End
Registration: More details TBA


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 September 20017 – WA Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Erick Ramanaidou (CSIRO)
Topic: Burrup Peninsula rock artLocation: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5:30pm


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
4 October 20017 – WA Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr. Carsten Laukamp (CSIRO)
Topic: Application of remote sensing technologies
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, between Hay Street and Churchill Ave
Time: 5:30pm


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
1 November - GESSS QLD - Earth Sciences Student Symposium

Location: Queensland University of Technology
For more information please visit the Symposium website here.  
To register for this event click here.

10 November - GESSS NSW- Earth Sciences Student Symposium

Location: Macquarie University Campus
For more information please visit the Symposium website here.  
To register for this event click here.

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

16 November - GESSS TAS- Earth Sciences Student Symposium

Location: Institute for Marine and Antartic Studies
For more information please visit the Symposium website here.
To register for this event click here.  

24 November - GESSS SA- Earth Sciences Student Symposium

Location: South Australian Drill Core Reference Library
For more information please visit the Symposium website here.  
To register for this event click here.

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

15-18 November 2017 - 1st International Congress on Earth Science
Location: Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Bandar Seri Begawan
For more information and to register for the event please click here

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:

March
20-21 March 2018 - AGES 2018
Location: Alice Springs Convention Centre, NT

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/