Geoscience Events

INTRA GSA 

INTRA GSA (Informal NetwoRk cAtchup for GSA Members) are gatherings for GSA members that are in the Early (ECG) and Mid-Career (MCG) stages of their career. ECG (students, graduates and early careerists) and MCG GSA members can dial in, have a chat and form networks, share ideas and ask questions.⁠

The first gathering is on Wednesday 10th June (2.00 pm - 2.40 pm AEST) and will continue on the second Wednesday of every month.⁠

Click here to register.

Once registered for INTRA GSA, you will be sent an email with a link for attending INTRA GSA on Zoom. Links will be sent on the day before each INTRA GSA.⁠

INTRA GSA gatherings are hosted and facilitated by Verity Normington (Governing Council and GSA-NT) and Amber Jarrett (GSA-ACT).⁠

GSA Virtual Geoscience Initiative 

COVID-19 has impacted on our regular talks and meetings. In the interests of the health and safety of our members we have cancelled or postponed all face-to-face GSA gatherings for the immediate future.

In place of physical meetings we are currently igniting our members’ inner geos with twice weekly virtual geoscience presentations featuring GSA members. This Virtual Geoscience Initiative is proving to be very popular with members and presenters alike! It creates a great opportunity for the presenters to share their passion and knowledge about a subject with our extensive membership network on a regular basis wherever they may be.

Examples of presentations that have been sent so far include:

Clive Willman Islands of Gold in an Ocean of Land' - evolution and the mineral potential of the Macquarie Arc (courtesy Geological Survey of New South Wales) 

Marita Bradshaw Themes in future Australian Geoscience (courtesy Geoscience Australia) 

Ian Withnall On the trail of the Ice-age Floods: geotouring the Channelled Scablands of eastern Washington State, USA (courtesy GSAQ) 

Geoscience emails are sent to members every Monday and Thursday, with content from Mondays’ emails also shared on Facebook two weeks later.

If you would like to join our Society please go to our Join page.

2020 Australia Event Listing  

June 

30 June - 1 July 2020 - Geochemical Data: Acquisition, Analysis Quality, Management, Interpretation and Integration (Module 1)

Presentation via Zoom
Lecturer: Dr Dennis Arne, Telemark Geosciences
Time: 10 am to 2 pm (short break included)
For registration and costs click here

July

7 July 2020 – Geoscience Australia Exploring for the Future online Roadshows
Topic: Plenary Presentation
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Details: An overview of the goals, integrated scientific highlights, outcomes, and legacy of the Exploring for the Future program from Geoscience Australia senior leaders
Registration: Click here

7 - 8 July 2020 - Geochemical Data: Acquisition, Analysis Quality, Management, Interpretation and Integration (Module 2)
Presentation via Zoom
Lecturer: Dr Dennis Arne, Telemark Geosciences
Time: 10 am to 2 pm (short break included)
For registration and costs click here

9 July 2020 - GSA NSW Division Online Meeting 
Speaker: Gresley Wakelin-King, Wakelin Associates & La Trobe University
Topic: Australia’s longest coastal cliffs: size, reasons, and rarity
Time: 6.00pm 
Details: Zoom links will be sent to NSW Div members on Thursday prior to the meeting. There will be a quiz and question time for those joining us live. For more information please contact: sabin.zahirovic@sydney.edu.au⁠ 
Speaker bio: 
I’m  a process geomorphologist specialising in drylands rivers and broadscale studies in the Australian rangelands. After studying geology at the University of Queensland, I went regional mapping with the NT Geological Survey in lovely Alice Springs. During my doctoral work (ephemeral rivers in western NSW, from La Trobe university) I became interested in the application of geomorphology to sustainable land management. I realised recently that I’ve been working in the arid lands since Hawkie was Prime Minister.


14 July 2020 – Geoscience Australia Exploring for the Future online Roadshows
Topic: Minerals Roadshow
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Details: Taking an integrated look through the entire lithosphere with a particular focus on the region between Tennant Creek and Mt Isa
Registration: Click here

 14 - 15 July 2020 - Geochemical Data: Acquisition, Analysis Quality, Management, Interpretation and Integration (Module 3)
Presentation via Zoom
Lecturer: Dr Dennis Arne, Telemark Geosciences
Time: 10 am to 2 pm (short break included)
For registration and costs click here

15 July 2020 – Geoscience Australia Exploring for the Future online Roadshows
Topic: Energy Roadshow
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Details: Highlighting the scientific outcomes and exciting discoveries made across the Canning and South Nicholson basins
Registration: Click here

16 July 2020 – Geoscience Australia Exploring for the Future online Roadshows
Topic: Groundwater Roadshow
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Details: Highlighting scientific outcomes that will assist in supporting communities, the environment and economic development in Northern Australia
Registration: Click here

16 July 2020 - SA Division Online Meeting
Speaker: Alan Collins (University of Adelaide)
Topic: Evolution of the McArthur Basin 
Time: 6.00pm
Details: Links to watch the presentation will be sent to members prior to the meeting

17 July 2020 – Geoscience Australia Exploring for the Future online Roadshows
Topic: Discussion Panel: Science, Innovations, and Impact
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Details: Marking the achievements and breakthroughs made by Geoscience Australia and collaborators in the Exploring for the Future program and also looking further ahead – Where will the new data, tools and knowledge lead? How do we build on this program in the future? Can we make that future arrive faster?
Registration: Click here

21 July 2020 - GSA Annual General Meeting
Time: 4.00pm
Details: The 2020 GSA AGM will be held online. Members will receive meeting details and documentation prior to the meeting. Please contact info@gsa.org.au if you have any questions

July 30th: Victoria Division AGM and Students Webinar

Event Details TBC
  Please note that Zoom meeting details will be emailed to members before each meeting

August  

13 August 2020 - GSA NSW Division Online Meeting 
Speaker: Marissa Betts, University of New England
Topic: TBA
Time: 6.00pm 
Details: Zoom links will be sent to NSW Div members on Thursday prior to the meeting. There will be a quiz and question time for those joining us live. For more information please contact: sabin.zahirovic@sydney.edu.au⁠ 

18 - 19 August 2020 - Lithium and Battery Metals Digital Conference 2020 
Online
For programme details and registration click here 


20 August 2020 - SA Division Annual Dinner To be confirmed 
Details: TBA

August 27th: Victoria Division Monthly Webinar

Event Details TBC
  Please note that Zoom meeting details will be emailed to members before each meeting

 

September  

22 - 23 September 2020 - Minesafe International Digital Conference 2020
Online
For programme details and registration click here

8-10 September 2020: The Bowen Basin Symposium - Rescheduled 24-26 August 2021 - see 2021 Listing for Details

10 Septmber 2020 - GSA NSW Division Online Meeting 
Speaker: Luke Milan, University of New England
Topic: TBA
Time: 6.00pm 
Details: Zoom links will be sent to NSW Div members on Thursday prior to the meeting. There will be a quiz and question time for those joining us live. For more information please contact: sabin.zahirovic@sydney.edu.au⁠ 

November  

25 November 2020 – GESSS SA
Location: Alere Function Rooms, Flinders University and streamed online
Description: Students from Flinders University, University of South Australia and University of Adelaide can either attend or present their research in person or participate digitally online. Studentswill promote their talents to future employers, discover new areas of research at other universities, and meet new people within the Earth sciences field.
Registration and abstract submission: Coming soon
Website: Click here

29 November - 4 December 2020 - Soil Science Joint Conference of Soil Science Australia and the New Zealand Society of Soil Science
Location, Cairns, Australia
Early Bird Registrations close 18 September 2020
For programme details and registration click here

December

1 - 3 December 2020 - Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions
Location: Townsville, Australia
Abstract Submissions close 31 July 2020
For programme details and registration click here

2020 International Event Listing

21-26 June - Goldschmidt Virtual 2020
Details: 
Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organised by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of GeochemistryGoldschmidt2020 will become the first virtual edition of the conference. Read here about plans for the virtual conference.
Website: Click here
Program themes: Click here
Registration: Early bird registration deadline 21 April 2020. Standard registration deadline 21 May 2020. Click here to register

2021 Australia Event Listing


9-12 February 2021 - Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021: Core to Cosmos

Details: The convention will showcase current trends and advances in earth science, including the latest findings on the deep structure and composition of our planet, our diverse crust and surface environments, developments in the energy and resources sectors and critically, the essential role that geoscience plays in our sustainable future. Themes for the convention include:
Theme 1: Energy and resources
Theme 2: Earth structure
Theme 3: Core to crust
Theme 4: Crust, surface and cosmos
Theme 5: Geoscience in society, education and environment
Theme 6: Earth observations and models
Abstract submissions: Click here
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
Website: Click here

20 July 2021- Target 2020 Rescheduled from July 2020
Location: University Club, University of Western Australia, 
Perth
Details: Geoconferences is organizing Target 2020 in collaboration with the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) to showcase innovations developed to aid the discovery of new tier-one deposits and broaden the exploration search space under cover. Target 2020 will focus on all aspects of mineral exploration and provide a unique opportunity to workshop solutions to the mineral industry challenges that lie ahead.
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here
Contact: info@6ias.org

21-23 July 2021 - International Archean Symposium Rescheduled from July 2020
Location: University Club and the Octagon Theatre at the University of Western Australia, Perth
Details: The 6th International Archean Symposium (6IAS) represents the premier international scientific gathering for geoscientists interested in the Early Earth. The program will reflect a decade’s worth of advances in our understanding of how the Early Earth evolved and aims to develop future directions for Precambrian geoscience for the decade to come. The symposium continues the series of highly successful IAS meetings presented every decade by Geoconferences (WA). We invite academic, government and industry geoscientists involved in Precambrian geoscience to attend the 6th International Archean Symposium, which will be held from July 14 to July 16, 2020, at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia.
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here
Contact: info@6ias.org

 

23 - 27 August 2021 - Advancing Earth Observation Forum, Brisbane Rescheduled from 2020
Earth Observation Australia Inc. is a collaboration and coordination hub for ALL people who collect and use Earth Observation Data in Australia.
Website: https://www.eoa.org.au/
Registrations: Open Thursday 7 January 2021

24-26 August 2021: The Bowen Basin Symposium
Details: The BBGG has a proud history of presenting the Bowen Basin Symposium (BBS) every 5 years since 1985. The theme of 2020’s event is  “Coal:Embracing Change and Innovation”. This is the premier event run by geoscientists, for geoscientists and associated personnel, who study, explore, evaluate and mine the occurrence of coal throughout the Bowen and other basins in Queensland. This event was postponed to 2021 from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic  
Location: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Mackay, QLD
Call for abstracts: Click here - closes 12 July 2020
Field Trip: Dinosaur Safari
Website: Please click here
Registration: Click here - we understand that the postponement of the Symposium to 2021 from 2020 raises questions in regards to current registrations, sponsorships, payments, accepted abstracts, program and accommodation booked. Please Click here to view a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) to assist you to navigate your way forward.

September 2021 - 15th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
Location: UNSW Sydney, Library Road, Kensington NSW 2052
Contact: ANSTO Event Coordinator: ams15@ansto.gov.au
Website: https://ams15.sydney

27 Sep to 1 Oct – 19th Biennial Conference for the Australia and New Zealand Geomorphology Group
Location: Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, NT
Website:
https://www.anzgg.org/conferences

21 to 26 Nov 2020 – 9 the International Acid Sulfate Soils Conference, Adelaide
Details: This is the premier interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of acid sulfate soil research, policy and management practices.
Location: Adelaide
Website: 
https://biological.adelaide.edu.au/acid-sulfate-soil/iassc/.


2021 International Event Listing

25 July - 1 August 2021 - 18th International Congress of Speleology
Details: The UIS hosts an International Congress of Speleology every four years, which is the world’s most significant gathering of cave and karst scientists, managers, educators, and explorers. This year the congress will be expanded into the major international event that will celebrate the International Year of Caves and Karst.
Location: Lyon – Villeurbanne, France
Website: Click here

15-18 November 2021 - 16th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)

Details: The meeting will feature presentations on topics related to mineral deposit research, exploration, sustainable development and environmental and social aspects related to mineral deposits. The oral and poster presentation sessions, and pre- and post-conference short courses and field trips will provide a comprehensive programme. The conference is organised by SGA with support from professionals in universities, research organisations, government, minerals industry, and service providers.
Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Website: Click here
First circular: Click here