SGA 2021: Final Call for Session Submissions

SGA 2021: Final Call for Session Submissions

16th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) 2021: Final call for session submissions Technical Session Proposal Deadline 7 September 2020SGA 2021 is calling for session proposals for consideration. Selected proposals will be included in the conference programme and are intended to provide an opportunity to share your knowledge and

SGA 2021

AIG is proud to be a co-sponsor of SGA 2021: the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits 16th biennial meeting to be held in Rotorua New Zealand, 15-18 November 2021. The conference theme is The Critical Role of Minerals in the Carbon Neutral Future. The meeting will feature presentations on topics related to mineral

The future of fuel; food and health—$160 million for four new CRCs

The Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja has been busy handing out over $165 million to four new Cooperative Research Centres. They are: The Digital Health CRC, which received $55m, bringing their total funding to over $200m. The Digital Health CRC is seeking to improve health outcomes for Australians through the use of

Hydrogeologists to meet in Adelaide

AIG’s South Australia Branch hydrogeology group will be holding their inaugural meeting on Wednesday 1st October at the Wakefield Hotel, Adelaide.  The speaker will be Tavis Kleinig (Water Quality Branch of the EPA, Senior Hydrogeologist) and his talk topic is  ‘The EPA and Groundwater – From AMD to UCG’.   The success of the recent

Our Real Earth, Geology and Environment

This event will present earth processes to school teachers and interested students, explaining what these processes mean for the economy, sustainability and environment. Teachers will be provided with materials and resources to assist future teaching activity. Both teachers and students will receive a certificate of attendance for their professional learning requirements and folio development respectively.

Brisbane geoscientist receives Queensland Open Data Competition Award

Brisbane geoscientist, Helen Coles, was recently announced as a runner-up in the Queensland Government’s Science for Solutions open data competition. Helen works with Rio Tinto Exploration in Brisbane, specialising in GIS analysis of exploration data. Her award was for a smartphone app design that provides farmers and other rural landusers with access to groundwater data compiled by government

Deutsche Bank Withdraws from Abbot Point Coal Terminal Expansion

Deutsche Bank has withdrawn from any involvement in the Abbott Point coal terminal expansion, citing concerns regarding its social licence to operate according to an ABC report. Reuters reported last week that the financial institution pulled out of the controversial expansion project on the grounds that UNESCO and the Australian government have come to different conclusions

USGS Geoscience Education Resources for Kindergarden to Undergraduate Students

Geoscience educators in Australia may not be aware that the U.S. Geological Survey publishes a wide range of geoscience teaching resources on a dedicated web site The USGS is the largest public geoscience organisation in the world.  Their education web site provides teachers with links to lesson plans and a wide range of background