AGIA 2015 Geoscience Information Seminar – Looking at the past, thinking of the future

Bookings are now open for the AGIA 2015 Geoscience Information Seminar – Looking at the past, thinking of the future. There is a great line-up of speakers from across government and industry. If you are unable to make it to Perth, AGIA is also making the seminar available as a webinar.
Date: Thursday 22 October 2015
Time: 1.00pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Technology Park, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia + webinar option
Registration: At, by Wednesday 14th October 2015
Cost: $50 AGIA 2015-2016 financial members, $75 non-members, $50 webinar
Includes: Afternoon tea & sundowners

Details of the presentations are available on the flyer here: AGIA_2015_Seminar_Flyer_20151007

Presentations in brief:

Data Metallogenica – the principle database of samples, data and information on the world’s mineral deposits past, present and future
Joe Cucuzza, Managing Director AMIRA International

Keeping petroleum data alive: the GSWA experience
Fiona Dodd, Geoscience Data Officer, Petroleum Exploration Information, GSWA

Geoscience legacy data and collection management in South Australia
Julie Roberts, Business Analyst, Knowledge Information and Data, Santos Ltd
• The Santos experience
• AESIS – a different type of legacy

Shelagh Krummel, Volunteer Map Project Co-ordinator, University Libraries, University of Adelaide: A legacy map collection at the University of Adelaide

Pam Aagaard, Librarian, Geoscience Library, Resource Information of the Resources and Energy Group, Department of State Development, SA: Resources and Energy Group, Department of State Development, SA: Adding value to geoscientific data for exploration

Mining for Value in Iluka’s Legacy Data Systems
Sarah Pinfold, Information Analyst, ILUKA

Oh what a legacy! — The WAMEX (WA Mineral Exploration Report) experience
Ann Fitton, Manager, Mineral Exploration Information, GSWA

Legacy Data – lessons learned (and ignored) from the past
Guy Holmes, Director, KDM SpectrumData

A laboratory-based system for managing and distributing publicly funded geochemical data in a collaborative environment
Professor Brent McInnes, Director John de Laeter Centre, Curtin University


Update from the Australian Geoscience Council

Following the most recent Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) meeting, Secretary Dr Ron Hackney has provided these links of interest:



AGIA Winter Breakfast

The AGIA Winter Breakfast is a great opportunity to network with colleagues after the Perth PPDM Symposium in the stylish surrounds of The George restaurant. Visiting Research Fellow (UWA) Francesco Gerali will be attending the breakfast – a great chance for AGIA members to hear about his research on the history of the petroleum industry in Western Australia.

When: 7.30am, Friday 7th August 2015
Where: The George. 216 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Cost: Pay-your-way-on-the-day. A $20 no-show fee is charged so please let organizers know ASAP if you cannot attend

Places are limited & booking is essential for pre-ordering breakfast (see menu here). Bookings close Wednesday 5th August

Contact: Vanessa Johnson