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Constraining the resistivity of pore fluids in the crust with Bayesian joint inversion of MT and surface-towed CSEM data

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Whilst we very much miss meeting with you all face-to-face at our monthly technical evenings held across our ASEG branches, we are delighted to be able to inform you all that we will be delivering a series of online Webinars covering a range of different topics. Registration is now open for our first talk next Tuesday, and a Save the Date for another in May. See attached flyers for abstracts and speaker bios.

How to Register:

If you would like to attend Chloe's talk, please Register for Daniel's talk here.



SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, 5th May, 12pm AEST

  • Daniel Blatter - Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • "Constraining the resistivity of pore fluids in the crust with Bayesian joint inversion of MT and surface-towed CSEM data"
  • Register for Daniel's talk here and we will send you the joining instructions the day before the talk. Registrations close 12pm AEST on 4th May.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Characterizing extensive hydrogeologic systems beneath ice sheets and oceans using electromagnetic methods

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Whilst we very much miss meeting with you all face-to-face at our monthly technical evenings held across our ASEG branches, we are delighted to be able to inform you all that we will be delivering a series of online Webinars covering a range of different topics. Registration is now open for our first talk next Tuesday, and a Save the Date for another in May. See attached flyers for abstracts and speaker bios.


Tuesday, 21st April, 12pm AEST

  • Chloe Gustafson - Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • "Characterizing extensive hydrogeologic systems beneath ice sheets and oceans using electromagnetic methods"
  • Registrations close 12pm AEST on Monday, 20th April.


How to Register:

If you would like to attend Chloe's talk, please reply to this email at with your name and email before 12pm 20th April. We will send you the link to the webinar and instructions the day before the talk. 

Federal AGM

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Please SAVE THE DATE for the evening of April 7th for the Federal AGM, which this year will be held in Adelaide. This will be in the Balcony Room at the Hotel Richmond, with speaker Prof. Graham Heinson, University of Adelaide as guest speaker. More details to follow.

Science and Technology Australia: Professional Scientist Remuneration Survey

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The 2018 Professional Scientist Remuneration Survey (conducted by Professionals Australia in conjunction with Science & Technology Australia) is currently underway and open to all science professionals.

Please take a few minutes to assist the scientific community by completing the questionnaire. All survey participants have the opportunity to enter the survey competition to win one of two $500 JB-HiFi vouchers. To enter, complete the entry form available once you complete the survey.

The answers will be aggregated to compile a major report on prevailing market rates and workplace conditions for employees in positions requiring qualifications in a branch of science.

A summary of the survey results will be available on the Professionals Australia website later in the year.

The closing date for the submission of completed survey questionnaires is the 24th of June, 2018. No identifying details are required. All responses are confidential and will be handled in accordance with Professionals Australia's privacy policy.

The survey can be completed here.

Geoscientists Day

Sunday, April 1, 2018

The AGC remind us that International Geoscientists Day (originating from INternational Geologists Day) is celebrated in 01 April.

Geologists Day is a professional holiday of geologists, geophysicists and geochemists. It is traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday of April. The establishment of this holiday was initiated by a group of prominent Soviet geologists headed by academician Alexander Yanshin. Following their initiative, the Geologists Day was established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on March 31, 1966 to commemorate the achievements of Soviet geologists after discovery of the West Siberian petroleum province.

The timing of the holiday, the first Sunday in April, was chosen because it marks the end of winter and beginning of preparation for summer field work and expeditions.

Geologists Day is traditionally celebrated in almost all geological and mining organizations of the former Soviet Union with festivities starting at the end of preceding week. With tens of thousands of geologists from the former Soviet Union working around the world, the tradition of celebrating the Geologists Day is becoming more international.

In addition to geologists, many others involved in related fields also consider this day as their professional holiday and celebrate it.

2017 Wine offer

Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Wine Offer

The ASEG SA/NT Branch is once again pleased to be able to present the following wines to ASEG members. These wines were found by the tasting panel to be enjoyable drinking and excellent value. The price of each wine includes GST and bulk delivery to a distribution point in each capital city in early December. Stocks of these wines are limited and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that this is a non-profit activity carried out by the ASEG SA/NT Branch committee only for ASEG members. The prices have been specially negotiated with the wineries and are not available through commercial outlets. Compare prices if you wish but you must not disclose them to commercial outlets.

Order your wine here.

This offer closes 3 November, 2017.

AGC Travel Grants

Thursday, September 14, 2017
31 October

The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) and Australian Academy of Science (AAS) have opened a new round of major grants to support early-career Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists to travel overseas to work with global scientific experts, and progress research, in a wide range of critical Geoscience subject areas.
Research supported by the grants is anticipated to bring significant benefits to the people of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Previous grant rounds in 2015 and 2016 supported recipients’ travel to undertake:

  • cutting edge research into what triggers volcanoes
  • field-based research into the potentially-explosive hazards posed by the interaction of magma with water in volcanic fields in Arizona
  • research on volcanic lava domes in Chile, to assist with risk assessment of future lava dome eruptions in New Zealand
  • state-of-the-art earthquake experiments in a Paris laboratory
  • research into novel approaches to the underground storage of carbon dioxide
  • research using a drone to map and understand the link between brown coal and weed expansion on sand-dunes in New Zealand, in order to better understand past climate change

The grants have also supported:

  • research into more accurate methods of timing major geological events
  • the planning of an oceanographic survey of deep-sea volcanoes
  • research into an improved understanding of New Zealand gold deposits
  • work to determine the geological pathways by which Australian mineral deposits have formed
  • participation in geological mapping work in Papua New Guinea

The grants are being offered by the AGC (Australia’s peak body for more than 8000 Geoscientists) and AAS under the 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme for Early-Career Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists.

For the 2017 travel grant applications, additional funds are available to early-career Geoscientists who propose to make a significant contribution to the Australian Geoscience Council Convention to be held in Adelaide in October 2018 ( This will be the first time that all of Australia’s major Geoscience organisations will come together under the AGC umbrella to address Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience.

Applications for the 2017 grants round are now open, and close on 31 October.

More information here

SEG DL Short Course: Geophysical Electromagnetics: Fundamentals and Applications Webinar

Monday, August 7, 2017

This course will inspire geoscientists to explore if EM geophysics can be relevant to their problem, build a foundation for choosing an appropriate survey based upon knowledge of physical principles, and set realistic expectations for what information you might be able to extract from a survey based on physical principles.

The course will be hosted by Doug Oldenburg from the Geophysical Inversion Facility at UBC.

This course is run over two days.

Day 1 is the DISC Course

Day 2 is the DISC Lab which is non-compulsory.

A webinar has been added to Doug's itinerary. This will be hosted from the Brisbane leg of the tour.

Webinar booking.

More details are here.

March for Science

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The March for Science is a global event bringing together people from all walks of life who say we need more evidence and reason in our political process. We champion the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet.

We are a nonpartisan group, marching to promote stable public science funding, open communication of science, evidence-based policy, and greater scientific literacy and education in critical thinking.

All people who value the role of science in society are encouraged to take part in the March for Science.

More details, including specifics for your capital city, at the March for Science.

International Geoscientists day

Sunday, April 2, 2017

International Geoscientists Day

From a warmer Russia to a cooler Down Under, geoscientists urged to “hammer keyboards, not rocks” in online party to celebrate global #GeoscientistsDay


‘Social media street party’ to be held on Geoscientists Day (this Sunday, 2 April) to celebrate geoscientists and their contribution to society; engage the Australian public in this fascinating field of science; and promote geoscience as a fulfilling career path.

Also aims to connect Australian geoscientists with their international colleagues, to share the importance of their work and discoveries to the world we live in.

Geoscientists Day (originally Geologists Day) originated in Russia to mark the resumption of geological fieldwork after the long, cold winter. In Australia, it also marks the resumption of fieldwork — paradoxically, following our long, hot summer.

Follows success of the Australian Geoscience Council’s inaugural #OzRockStocktake, held last year, in boosting awareness of earth science via social media.

Simple steps to get involved:

  • As a geoscientist, use the hashtag #GeoscientistsDay to post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn your exciting geoscience research / work or a ‘selfie’ at an inspiring geological location or your real-life geological workplace.
  • As a member of the public, post questions for geoscientists or follow the conversations using the hashtag #GeoscientistsDay. Questions can cover anything geoscience related — from finding out about geoscience as a career to learning about a fossil or rock you’ve found — or bigger questions about geoscience and this exciting multi-faceted field of science.

Australia’s peak body for more than 8000 geoscientists is urging the geoscience community, both in Australia and globally, to “hammer keyboards, not rocks” this Sunday as part of an innovative ‘social media street party’ to celebrate international Geoscientists Day (Sunday 2 April).
“Our virtual #GeoscientistsDay party aims to connect all Aussies, from seniors to students, with the geoscience community via social media to talk anything and everything geoscience or earth science related” said the President of the Australian Geoscience Council (AGC), Dr Bill Shaw.
“We hope to highlight exciting research and developments in geoscience; celebrate the contribution of geoscience to society; and boost the profile of geoscience as an inspiring career path at a time when this major scientific discipline can offer so much to the world and a positive future.
“And as well as connecting geoscientists with the Australian public, we also hope our #GeoscientistsDay social media party will connect Australian geoscientists and their international colleagues to celebrate and share their groundbreaking research and work.
“Geoscientists play an immensely critical role in society as we face the big challenges of our time.
“They are right at the centre of efforts to sustain and advance our way of life, including by meeting the growing demand for the mineral resources that are used in everything from hospitals to smartphones, as well as mainstream energy production.
“They are also at the centre of efforts to ensure groundwater is safe and food production is secure; conduct research to better understand climate change; and help to develop a cleaner energy future.
“They ensure the tunnels you travel through and buildings you work in are not in geological danger zones; and they help to predict and manage geohazards like landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.
“Given the very significant role that geoscience will continue to play in our world into the future, it is critical that organisations like ours highlight the rewarding nature of a career in this compelling field of science.
“We hope that #GeoscientistsDay will harness the power of social media to create interesting and enticing conversations about geoscience, and emphasise the crucial role of this major field of science to society.”
Geoscientists Day celebrations began in the USSR in the mid-1960s at the start of summer, a time when fieldwork can be undertaken after the long, cold northern winter. The first Sunday in April is celebrated as Geoscientists Day to recognise geoscientists around the world and their contributions to society. In Australia, April marks the start of the fieldwork season for many exploration geologists — paradoxically because it signals the end of the long, hot summer. As the wet season is finishing in Northern Australia and extreme high temperatures diminish across the Red Centre, many Australian geoscientists are getting ready to roll back into the field for geophysical studies, geochemical sampling and drilling programmes. We wish them luck in their endeavours in supporting Australia as a world-leader in resource development!