Events 2013

Last updated: September 2013

Earth Science Week—Mapping Our World

Earth science is all around us. Many of us barely notice it influencing our daily lives but once a year the topic is given a special place.

And once again Geoscience Australia will host part of Australia's Earth Science Week celebrations 13-19 October through activities aligned with the international theme, Mapping our World.

Earth Science Week is an international initiative to promote Earth sciences and to raise awareness of the contribution the various geoscience disciplines makes to the community. This year Earth Science week aims to engage young people and others in learning how geoscientists, geographers and other mapping professionals use maps to represent land formations, natural resource deposits, bodies of water, fault lines, volcanic activity, weather patterns, travel routes, parks, businesses, population distribution, our shared geologic heritage and more. Apart for the recognised and frequently used applications, maps also help to show how the Earth systems, such as geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, interact.

In the lead up to Earth Science Week, Geoscience Australia is hosting the Top GeoShot photographic competition.

The theme for this year's competition is Exposed to the Elements. Entries for the competition, which is open to all members of the public, will close on 23 September 2013. The aim of the competition is to obtain a collection of images that capture the essence of Earth science in Australia. Amateur photographers are especially encouraged to submit their photographs. This year's winner of Top GeoShot will be announced during Earth Science Week and will be on display in the foyer of the Geoscience Australia building.

Further information for Top GeoShot and Earth Science Week activities is available through Geoscience Australia's Education Centre.

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Earth Science Week

Australian National Conference on Resources and Energy (ANCRE) 2013

3-4 October 2013
Canberra Theatre, Canberra ACT
Contact: Key Conference Solutions
2/118 Railway Ave Ringwood East VIC 3135
phone: +61 2 6243 7826

Mining 2013 Resources Convention

23-25 October 2013
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale Street, South Bank, Brisbane
Contact: Vertical Events
PO Box 1153, Subiaco WA 6904
phone: +61 8 9388 2222
fax: +61 8 9381 9222

Resources RTO Association 2nd Annual Conference

23-25 October 2013
Palmer Coolum Resort, Warren Road
Coolum Beach QLD
Contact: Pollen Communications
42/54 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe Qld 4005
phone: +61 7 3852 3876

Earth Science Week 2013

13-19 October 2013
American Geosciences Institute
Contact: Australian Earth Science Wek celebrations

Sustainable Development Conference 2013

28-30 October 2013
Sofitel Brisbane, 249 Turbot St, Brisbane QLD
Contact: Minerals Council of Australia
Level 3 - 44 Sydney Av, Forrest ACT 2603
phone: +61 2 6233 0600
fax: + 61 2 6233 0699

15th China Mining Conference and Exhibition 2013

2-5 November 2013
Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Centre
Youyi South Road, Xiqing District, Tianjin, P.R.China
Contact: Vertical Events
PO Box 1153, Subiaco WA 6904
phone: +61 8 9388 2222
fax: +61 8 9381 9222

For more information on Geoscience Australia's involvement in the above events email

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