b'Executive briefASEG newsExecutive briefThe Federal Executive of the ASEG isInternational Corporate Member. A hugeAGMthe governing body of the ASEG. Itthanks to all our Corporate Members meets once a month via teleconference,for your continued support in 2020.Dont forget our Federal AGM which to deal with the administration of theDont forget to have a look for ouris being held on 7 April 2020. For the Society. This brief reports on the monthlyCorporate Members on the contentsfirst time in the history of our Society meeting that was held in February 2020.page of Preview and support them asthe ASEG AGM will be conducted via If there is anything you wish to knowmuch as you can. It is great to see ouronline videoconferencing. This is an more about, please contact Leslie atSocietys Members also taking advantageopportunity, in our 50th year, for more fedsec@aseg.org.au. of the savings gained with the 5-yearMembers to participate in the AGM. The membership options. Please remembermeeting will begin at 5.30 pm. We will early and mid-career Members can joinalso have a talk by Graham Heinson, Finances the ASEG Young Professionals NetworkProfessor of Geophysics at The University The Societys financial position at the endat www.aseg.or.au/about-aseg/aseg- of Adelaide, titled Training the next of February: youngprofessionals. generations of geophysicists: Challenges and opportunities.Year to date income: $133 046 Nominations for all positions (except Year to date expenditure: $29 440 Social media Past President) are very welcome. Please Dont forget you can keep up to dateforward the name of the nominated Net assets: $913 427 with all the happenings of your Societycandidate and the position nominating on social media. You can connect to usfor, along with the names of two Membership on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter forMembers who are eligible to vote (as all the latest. With 2020 marking ASEGsProposers), to the President Elect, David At the time of this report, the Society had50th year, the committee has lotsofAnnetts at secretary@aseg.org.au.735 financial members, compared to 750interesting events and promotions at this time last year. The ASEG currentlycoming in the year ahead. Its not tooLeslie Atkinson has seven Corporate Members, includinglate to renew, so remind your friends andASEG Secretary two Corporate Plus Members and onecolleagues, and renew today. fedsec@aseg.org.auASEG Research Foundation: UpdateApplications for grants for 2020 closed atFoundation Committee. Six are for PhDThe Foundation is also pleased to the end of February. Eight applicationssupport for two or three years and thewelcome eight new committee members were received from five Australianothers are for BSc Honours and MScfollowing successful recruiting at the Universities. There were three in thesupport for one year. Details of theAEGC last year. This will assist in renewal category Minerals, two in the categorysuccessful applicants will be announcedof the foundation as several long serving Petroleum and three in the categoryin the next Preview. Support for fourmembers head towards retirement.Engineering/Environmental. They areother projects from previous years willDoug Roberts currently being review by the categorycontinue this year, subject to satisfactoryASEG Research Foundation Secretary sub committees of the Researchprogress reports. dcrgeo@tpg.com.auASEG Technical Standards Committee: UpdateThe Committee has been contactedas units, device used and orders ofcould reinforce the standard by pointing regarding best practice for mineralmagnitude of device readings. enquiries to the GGIC site when the petrophysics. There are only two methodspetrophysics template is released later in in widespread use, but frustration at noMark Duffett pointed out this is a2020.preferred format of recording or storage.chance for the work of the Government Discussion at the latest CommitteeGeoscience Information CommitteeTim Keeping meeting revolved around the minimumto become an industry standard in theASEG Technical Standards Committee Chair of metadata and data required suchfield and archives. Technical Standardstechnical-standards@aseg.org.auASEG national calendarDate Branch Event Presenter Time VenueAll ASEG Branch events have been cancelled until further notice. Some Branches are investigating options for meeting on-line. Please monitor the Events page on the ASEG website for informationabout on-line eventsAPRIL 2020 PREVIEW 4'