Dudley Beach - image courtesy Gavin Ayre

Hunter Valley Branch

March 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
29 May 2018 - HEDG
Speakers: Mr Lachlan Hart (University of New England) and Mr Kurt Steffens (University of Sydney)
Topic: Cretaceous megafauna and opals
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6.00pm, presentations start at 6.30pm

14 August 2018 - HEDG
Speakers: Mr Paul McBain (DPE) and Mr Lewis Payne (Peabody Energy)
Topic: Drones in geoscience
Location: Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles at 6.00pm, presentations start at 6.30pm
Details: Presentations are part of National Science Week @ Newcastle Museum. National Science Week's 2018 theme is ‘Game changers and change makers’. The presenters will present talks on the game-changing application of drone technology in geoscience – and the quantum leap they bring to environmental monitoring, rehabilitation, geotechnical engineering and safety.

Previous HEDG Meetings
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

Committee

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

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

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

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

Committee members
Simone Meakin
Robert Musgrave
Bronwyn Witham