Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences - Earth and Planetary Sciences
Biogeochemistry from Deep Time through Petroleum Resources to Modern Environments
17th Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference 2012
2 - 5th December 2012
Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Download available: AOGC_2012_Abstract Volume-Final.pdf
Delegates photo_AOGC2012_Macquarie University (click for link to full size version)
The Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference (AOGC) will be held at Macquarie University over 3 days from 2-4th December (Sunday to Tuesday). The conference will begin with an ice-breaker on Sunday evening which will be held 17:00-19:00 at the CSIRO North Ryde laboratories. The conference dinner will be on the evening of Monday 3rd. A fieldtrip to the Newcastle area has been arranged for Wednesday 5th December. More fieldtrip details are here (updated 23/11/12). About 25 people have signed up for the fieldtrip, which will be at no extra cost (except you buy your own lunch in Swansea RSL).
Prizes will be offered for the best student presentations, oral and poster. These will be presented at the close of the last session on Tuesday 4th. The AOGC medal for a lifetime achievement in organic geochemistry will be presented at the conference dinner.
Schedule of the conference (version 5)
There will be 33 talks and 12 posters. We have more than 54 registrants.
Cost for the conference is A$400 for full registrants or A$200 for registered students (incl GST). The cost will include the two days of conference, hard copy abstract book, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, ice-breaker and conference dinner (Imperial Peking, Harbourside). We also offer a generous travel subsidy to students, especially those coming from long distances interstate.
Advice about accommodation and travel to AOGC12 (updated maps of venues)
Chair: Simon George
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
Macquarie University, North Ryde,
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Phone: + 61 (0)2 9850 4424
Mobile: + 61 (0)418 428 217
Fax: + 61 (0)2 9850 6904
Organising committee (Macquarie University and CSIRO North Ryde):
Stephen Sestak, Manzur Ahmed, David Fuentes, Stephane Armand, Se Gong, Emma Flannery, Kostas Kotzakoulakis, Yosuke Hoshino.
Call for abstracts: 1-2 page abstracts were to be submitted by 8th October 2012. Please submit abstracts by email to Kostas Kotzakoulakis:
An AOGC2012 abstract template is available for download from the conference website.
Please also fill in the details on page 3 of this template.
Contributions in the general fields of biomarker and organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, organic matter in water, and organic isotope geochemistry will be considered. We particularly welcome offers of presentations on the following special themes:
Macromolecular Organic Matter
Environmental Organic Geochemistry
Biomarkers in Recent and Ancient Sediments
Paleoenvironmental and palaeoclimate reconstructions
Ocean and River Geochemistry
Natural Gas Geochemistry
Petroleum and Reservoir Geochemistry
Stable Isotopes and Mass Spectrometry
New Methods and Hot Topics
Separation techniques in organic geochemistry