Notes from the AusIMM Geoscience Society Chair

  • By Jared Broome

Hello fellow AusIMM Geoscience Society members,

This year we have welcomed five new Geoscience Society committee members:  Dr Michael Cunningham; Dr Rowena Duckworth, Dr Louisa O’Connor, Hayley McLean and Francisco Maturana, who were all elected to serve on the committee. I also want to express thanks for the service of our outgoing committee members, Amanda Clements, Marcel Kamperman, Ben Young, Erik Ronald and Tony Webster.

Last year saw the completion of Monograph 32 – Australian Ore Deposits. This volume includes over 170 papers, many of which were written by AusIMM Geoscience Society members, and provides a comprehensive and up-to-date reference on Australian ore deposits. Another highlight of the last twelve months was the Tenth International Mining Geology Conference held in Hobart.

Over the past year, the Geoscience Society has continued our involvement in a range of areas including the National Rock Garden, the Teacher Earth Science Education Program (TESEP), the Australasian Universities Geoscience Educators Network (AUGEN) and interaction with a number of other organisations. The Geoscience Society committee has strengthened ties to coal geology through support for Coal Log and the formation of a coal sub-committee.

On the professional development front, the Geoscience Society committee has delivered several webinars and we are re-invigorating the Geoscience Distinguished Lecture series. In addition, the AGCC 2018 – Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre during October. The AusIMM and the Geoscience Society are supporting and contributing to this convention, which promises to be an epic event this year. The 41st Sydney Basin Symposium, to be held in March 2019, is also seeking expressions of interest to present at the 2019 Symposium. Download the flyer for more information.

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