Five professional development opportunities for geoscientists in 2019

AusIMM has developed a comprehensive program of events and opportunities for professional development for geologists and geoscientists. 2019 is shaping up to be a big year with two major conferences focused on mineral systems, exploration and mining geology.

Here’s some more information about five key opportunities for professional development in 2019.


1. Attend PACRIM Congress

The 2019 PACRIM Congress brings together exploration, research, mining and project development professionals to review the geology, exploration and development of mineral deposits of the ‘Pacific Rim’.

In 2019, PACRIM will focus on leading edge exploration technology, newly developed concepts regarding ore genesis and discovery, and resource development case studies.

This three-day event will be held in Auckland from 3-5 April and incorporates the AusIMM New Zealand Branch Annual Conference on 4 April. NZ Branch members will be able to access a special day rate of NZ$660 which will include a complimentary dinner ticket.

With eight short courses and six field trips to some amazing locations of geological significance, this Congress provides an opportunity to bring together leading professionals to explore the unique mineral systems of the Pacific Rim. As well as the opportunity to earn at least 24 PD house.

Early-bird registration rates close on 11 February 2019 offering discounts of up to $180. .

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2. Contribute to International Mining Geology Conference

Mining Geology 2019 is the premier event for mine geologists and will focus on the future of our industry and the impacts on mining geology and the entire mining value chain.

The conference will be held in Perth from 25-26 November and is currently seeking abstracts from resources professionals to share their insights into the future of mining geology. Under the theme ‘2020 and beyond’, there is a focus on practical and applied case studies, best practice, innovation and new and emerging methods and technologies.

Writing and presenting a paper at an AusIMM conference provides extensive professional development including feedback from peer reviewers to help refine your thinking and improve your final paper. It is also an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and ideas with influential professionals in the sector.

If you have an interesting idea, experience or research to share, we encourage you to submit an abstract by 4 March 2019.

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3. Discover Applied Earth Science

AusIMM members have access to the Applied Earth Science Journal (through the Member Access page of your member dashboard). This journal provides an excellent resource of technical knowledge relevant to geoscience professionals.

Continue your professional development by reading the journal, or submitting content for publication. Experienced earth science experts are also encouraged to apply for the vacant position of Associate Editor. Contact Rose Worrell for further information. Expressions of interest will be accepted until Friday 21 February 2019.


4. Read Australian Ore Deposits

Released in 2017, Australian Ore Deposits (AOD) is a comprehensive data source of the great mineral resources and exploration successes of Australia’s vibrant mining industry.

Papers are descriptive and long-lasting in their focus, and include geochemistry and geophysical aspects wherever possible. Overview papers summarise regional geology and mineralisation for the different geological provinces, followed by numerous descriptions of existing mines.

AOD is a long-lasting resource for geoscientist working in Australia and those wanting to gain a stronger understanding of the nation’s mineral deposits. With more than 170 papers across 880 pages, this Monograph provides hours of professional development and a greater insight into the geology of Australia.

Visit the online library to secure your copy. AusIMM Fellows now has free access to download any of AusIMM’s digital publications, including AOD. Members, Associates and Student can subscribe for access at an additional cost.


5. Participate in other events

Many other AusIMM events provide great opportunities for geoscientists to expand their knowledge and professional networks. With a program of 12 major conferences in 2019, on topics including sustainable development, uranium, lithium, metallurgical plants and gold, there are a multitude of opportunities to contribute papers and attend varied technical and leadership events across all professional disciplines.

AusIMM’s branches and societies also host events and activities throughout the year. Stay up to date through our online event calendar.


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