The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) is pursuing our Vision to raise the profile of Geoscience to be pre-eminent in Australia and to be recognised as one of the great fields of general science with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In doing this the AGC is calling for nominations for the next National Geoscience Champion. This honour will be awarded to very few geoscientists. It will recognise major contributions to our science, craft and art, evidenced by technical, leadership, mentoring and collegial endeavours.
The inaugural National Geoscience Champion, Roy Woodall AO, has already received many honours in recognition of his contributions. However, Roy provided leadership, training and mentoring to many geoscientists and provided opportunities for many colleagues and laymen to benefit from his sound scientific approach. It was considered fitting that his contributions should be recognised by his peers in a significant way. The AGC made this award on behalf of the eight member organisations representing over 8 000 geoscientists around Australia, recognising Roy's achievements and impact on Australian geoscience and its future.
A call is now made for nominations for another National Geoscience Champions to be recognised. Following in the footsteps of Roy Woodall, the recipient will be awarded lifetime recognition of their work and achievements in advancing geoscience nationally and internationally. Nominations should include
Name and contact details of Nominators
An outline of the nominees geoscientific career
Details of their significant contributions to geoscience in Australia
Details of the impact of their work in geoscience internationally