The Professional Regulatory Board of Geology which operates under the Professional Regulation Commission of the Phillippines has recognised that reciprocity exists between geoscience bodies in Australia and the Philippines.
Accordingly, Australian geoscientists are now able to take the Philippines geologist licensure examination.
The recognition of reciprocity between the two countries follows efforts by Scott Robson, an Australian geologist resident in the Philippines to be allowed to take the licensure examination. Mr Robson has a BSc from Monash University and his professional standing in Australia was supported by letters provided by both AIG and AusIMM. The Professional Regulatory Board of Geology recognised that Mr Robson’s degree was equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from a Philippines university and that reciprocity on the practice of geology exists between the two countries.
The ruling is seen as establishing the opportunity for other Australian geologists to undertake the Philippines geologist licensure examination in the future.
Perth will host the 2nd Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC) from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 September 2019 at Crown Perth.
The AEGC is the largest petroleum and mineral geoscience conference in Australasia, and incorporates the West Australian Basin Symposium (WABS) and the ASEG-PESA International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition.
The event will be jointly hosted by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG), Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), and Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA).
The theme for the 2019 conference is “Data to Discovery”. The AEGC technical program committee has a focus on Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry and how these are applied in exploration for both Petroleum and Mineral systems in Australasia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. The conference has major sub-themes encompassing but not limited to:
- New technologies
- New information from old data
- Local understanding from regional context
- Workflows and methods that reduce cost/turnaround on projects
- Cross disciplinary co-ordination
- Case studies
- Interacting and communicating science to the wider community.
A vital component of the 2019 conference will be the inclusion of dedicated streams for Australian basins, discovery techniques, mineral mapping, and remote sensing applications.
On behalf of the AEGC 2019 Organising Committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Perth. Visit the conference web site for the latest information regarding the conference, accommodation, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
John Gorter and Tim Dean
Call for Abstracts Expression of Interest Closes: 31 January 2019 – submit your expression of interest now via the AEGC2019 website.
Early Bird Registration Opens: 1 March 2019
Call for Extended Abstracts Closes: 22 March 2019
Author Notification: 3 May 2019 or before
Registration Deadline: 31 May 2019
The Tenth International Mining Geology Conference is only two weeks away.
The conference is being presented jointly by AusIMM and AIG in Hobart from 20-22 September.
The conference includes a number of pre-and post-conference excursions and workshops, details of which are available from the conference web site.
With just two months to go, please consider registering now. AIG members have access to a dedicated registration link (hosted by AusIMM).
The AIG Council is working to better communicate AIG’s purpose to both members and the broader community. The images are to be used in electronic and print communications, and at conferences and seminars.
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The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists will be held in Perth on 17th May, 2017.
The AGM venue will be:
Irish Club of WA
61 Townshend Rd,
Subiaco W.A. 6008
The Annual General Meeting will precede the MEGWA meeting being held that evening, commencing at 6:00 pm. Members may meet at the bar from 5:30 pm.
The Notice of Meeting was distributed to all members today. If you did not receive the notice, please confirm that your details are up to date using the AIG Membership portal, accessed via the Member Login link at the top of each page of the AIG web site. If you have forgotten your password it can be reset from the portal home page. If you encounter difficulties accessing the portal or your membership details, you can also contact AIG’s Executive Officer, Lynn Vigar by email, or the AIG Secretariat office in Sydney.
Eight Council vacancies are to be filled at the meeting. Eight nominations were received for the eight positions, six from Councillors eligible for re-election and two new nominees. A resolution to confirm the appointment of nominees to these positions was included in the meeting papers sent to members today. Members, Fellows and Retired Members are eligible to vote for these resolutions using an on-line poll.
Again, if you have not received the Notice of Meeting, confirm your contact details are correct and contact Lynn Vigar or the AIG Secretariat Office for assistance.