1st Australian Workshop for EMC Geoscientists

This workshop will bring together Australian Early and Mid-Career Geoscientists (EMCG) working in universities, government institutions, and the industry sector to discuss current and future challenges and opportunities for EMCGs in Australia.

The overarching goal of this workshop is to harness the potential of EMC geoscientists in Australia, and we plan to target several aspects relevant to the achievement of this goal:

  • 1) Establishing a national network of young geoscientists in order to foster collaboration and provide support and guidance to ECRs.

  • 2) Discussing the role of EMC geoscientists in contributing to the development of community-based research objectives that address current Australian needs (both Industry-related and academic).

  • 3) Strategies for funding to improve geoscience research capacities in Australia.

  • 4) Promoting opportunities for recruitment support and advance within Australia and abroad.

  • 5) Mid- and long-term research strategies to maintain the productivity, originality and success of the Australian Geoscience community at the highest level.

The workshop will be held at the MGSM Executive Conference Venue located inside the campus of Macquarie University (Sydney) on the 1st and 2nd of December 2014. Given the far-reaching goals of this workshop, an Expert Advisory Panel will oversee the workshop activities, as well as provide recommendations and guidance throughout the workshop. The panel will be composed of five domestic experts and one international representative from the academic, government and industry sectors. Confirmed panellists include Prof. Suzanne Y. O'Reilly (Macquarie Univ.), Prof. Brian Kennett (ANU), Prof. John Foden (Univ. of Adelaide, ARC Panel of Experts), Prof. Alan G. Jones (Director of the Dublin Inst. for Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland) and Mr. Robbie Rowe (Principal at NextGen Geological Pty Ltd).

The registration fee is AU$200 and covers workshop attendance and materials, accommodation, parking permit, and meals (including a group dinner). The number of participants is limited (100), so an early registration is recommended. Registration details can be found here.



Endorsed by:  


UNCOVER group under the aegis of the Australian Academy of Science


This Workshop is sponsored by:  


ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems

Macquarie University

Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

Monash University

Curtin University

Oil Search

The South Australian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research (SACGER)

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

The Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration (TRaX)

Geoscience Australia

Geological Society of Australia

University of Western Australia

General Information


1 - 2 December 2014


MGSM Executive Conference Centres
MGSM Macquarie Park, 99 Talavera Rd, NSW, 2113
Macquarie University Campus, Sydney

The number of participants is restricted to 100 Registration opens on 01/07/2014

Fully booked!

No workshop places available

Send an email to juan.afonso@mq.edu.au for enquiries about additional places



For more information please contact theorganisers