2017 Australia Event Listing

May
31 May 2017 - Queensland Division Meeting: Student Awards Night and Retiring Chair’s Address
Topic: Landscape, geology and Brisbane in its first two decades
Speaker: Dr Tony Webster
Location: 
Captains’ Room, Broncos Leagues Club 92 Fulcher Road, Red Hill
Time: Drinks and savouries will be served from 5:30pm. The awards ceremony will commence at 6:15pm followed by the GSAQ Retiring Chair’s address and the students and their families. The evening should conclude at about 7:30pm
Notes: Tony has stood down as Chair of the Division, and is shortly moving back to Tasmania. This is an opportunity to say goodbye to Tony, thank him for his contribution to the Division and wish him well for the future

June

1 June 2017 - Tasmanian Division Monthly Meeting and AGM
Topic: A new view on the initiation of intra-oceanic arcs: adventures in the SW Pacific and Ordovician of the Lachlan Fold Belt
Speaker: Dr. Sebastien Meffre, University of Tasmania
Location: Main Lecture Theatre, School of Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania
Time: 6:00pm (drinks and savouries will be served before the meeting in the CODES tea-room at 5.30 pm
)

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

8 June 2017 - NSW Division Meeting
Topic: Managing Lead and Health in Broken Hill, NSW
Speaker:
 Ms Frances Boreland (University of Sydney) and Peter Oldsen (Broken Hill Environmental Lead Program)
Location: City of Sydney RSL, 565 George St
Time: 5:30pm


15 June 2017 - SA Division Meeting and Federal AGM
Topic: TBA
Speaker:
 Prof Mike Sandiford
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Time: TBA


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

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: 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

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
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

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
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

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:

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/