Call for Abstracts – First Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference

The committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Conference.

Please visit our website to read more information about the submission process, download the initial abstract template and to access the link to the online submission form.

All abstracts must be submitted online by 5.00pm EST Friday 12 May 2017.

All enquiries regarding abstract submissions should be emailed to


Important dates and deadlines

Initial abstract submission deadline Friday 12 May 2017
Abstract notifications distributed Friday 9 June 2017
Extended abstract submission deadline Friday 1 September 2017
Final extended abstract submission deadline Monday 23 October 2017
Presenter registration deadline Tuesday 31 October 2017

Earth Science Week 2017

Earth Science Week 2017 will be held 8-14 October 2017.  Mark these dates in your diary!

Earth Science Week activities in Australia are coordinated by Geoscience Australia and globally by the American Geosciences Institute.

Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year’s Earth Science Week will celebrate the theme “Earth and Human Activity.” This year’s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes.  Earth Science Week 2017 learning resources and activities are engaging young people and others in exploring the relationship between human activity and the geosphere (earth), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (life). This year’s theme promotes public understanding and stewardship the planet, especially in terms of the ways people affect and are affected by these Earth systems.

To mark the occasion of the 20th annual Earth Science Week, AGI and key program partners are launching a slate of new initiatives, materials, and other offerings for participants throughout the year. Details will be announced in the coming months.

The latest Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey is open for contributions

The latest Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey is open for contributions.

The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and can be accessed here.

The survey is the latest instalment in the series, introduced to examine the impacts of the global economic downturn of 2009 on geoscientist employment in Australia.  This instalment in the survey series will complete our view of geoscientist employment trends in Australia during 2016.

At the end of September, employment prospects for Australia’s professional geoscientists had continued to improve on results obtained in June and March 2016.  The unemployment rate amongst Australian geoscientists, however,  remained significantly higher than for the Australian workforce generally at 13.9%.  The under-employment rate was 18.9%.
This instalment win the survey series will provide information on whether the improving trend evident in 2016 continued through to the end of the year.
Thanks to your ongoing support, this survey series is becoming regarded as an important indicator of not only geoscientist employment but the general health of the exploration and mining sectors in Australia. The survey results are reported widely and used to promote and inform others of the health of an industry which is vital to Australia’s economy.
You do not need to be an AIG member to contribute.
Please note that no data that could personally identify respondents is collected by this survey.
The few minutes of your time spent completing the survey really helps to make a difference to the knowledge of our profession.
The survey will remain open for contributions until 18 February 2017.