Events 2014

Last updated: December 2013

Earth Science Week 2013

Two winning photographs on left is Overall winner Peter Powers image of a coastal rock formation on an overcast day at Coogee Bay in New South Wales and on the right Mieke Boynton’s People’s Choice winner image of water flowing through a cave depicting the layered sedimentary rock formation, Western Australia.
Overall Winner, Peter Power, Coogee Cliffs, Coogee, New South Wales (left). People's Choice, Mieke Boynton, Secrets and Whispers, Western Australia (right).

Geoscience Australia hosted Australia's Earth Science Week celebrations in October with activities supporting the international theme of Mapping Our World, promoting awareness of the many uses of maps and mapping technologies.

As part of this year's theme, scientists and cartographers informed the public about how geoscientists, geographers, and other mapping professionals use maps to represent land formations, natural resource deposits, fault lines, geologic heritage, and other geophysical features. A Geocaching activity based on freely available smartphone GPS technology provided opportunities for the public to obtain hands-on experience through an outdoor treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices. Participants were asked to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find a container hidden at the location.

Geoscience Australia also conducted its annual photography competition-Top GeoShot as part of Earth Science Week 2013. More than 350 outstanding entries were received for this year's Top GeoShot competition, including 67 entries for the Student category. The winners were announced as part of Earth Science Week celebrations. Congratulations to all the winners.

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Top GeoShot 2013

National Youth Science Forum 2014

6 January-1 February 2014
Physics, Building 38, Science Road
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
phone: +61 (0)2 6125 2777
fax: +61 (0)2 6125 8015

Mapping our World: Terra Incognita to Australia

7 November 2013-10 March 2014
National Library of Australia
Exhibition Gallery

Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology (SGTSG)

2-8 February 2014
Biennial meeting of the Special Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology
Thredbo, NSW

Winter NAPE

4-7 February 2014
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas
NAPE Headquarters
4100 Fossil Creek Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76137
phone: 817 847-7700

PDAC 2014

2-5 March 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON, CANADA
135 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G6
phone: 416 362 1969
fax: 416 362 0101

2014 APPEA Conference & Exhibition

6-9 April 2014
Sustaining our natural advantage
Perth Convention Centre
Contact: Moira Lawler, Manager, Events Administration
phone: +61 2 6267 0906

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