Ausgeo News  September 2006   Issue No. 83

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2006 Earth Science Week poster.

International Earth Science Week celebrations

International Earth Science Week 2006, to be celebrated from 8 to 14 October, will provide an opportunity for everyone involved in the earth sciences to share the significance of their work with the broader community.

This year’s theme of ‘Citizen’s Science’ aims to encourage everyone, adults and children alike, to participate and learn about the contribution of the earth sciences to the wellbeing of our society and environment.

Geoscience Australia has been the national coordinator of Earth Science Week events in Australia since 1999 and continues to promote the week and encourage participation by scientific and cultural communities across the country.

The 2006 Earth Science Week poster has been distributed nationally and the national Earth Science Week website includes information on activities in each state and territory as well as ideas for themed events and activities. Geoscience Australia also encourages organisations to share details of their Earth Science Week activities with the rest of Australia by posting their event information.

The 2006 Earth Science Week poster depicts a sparse rocky terrane which highlights several areas of current geoscience research. Topographic and 3D mapping support the search for new mineral resources while mapping of the seabed provides clues for the future discovery of petroleum. Other features include the melting ice as a gentle reminder of the climate change challenge and working scientists represent the diversity of careers within the geosciences.

Figure 1. 2006 Earth Science Week poster. (Larger image [JPG 1.14mb])

For more information phone Jeanette Holland on +61 2 6249 9731 (email

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