Roy Woodall announced as inaugural National Geoscience Champion

In recognition of his contribution to geoscience in Australia, Roy Woodall AO FAusIMM has been unanimously elected as the inaugural National Geoscience Champion by the Australian Geoscience Council (AGC).

The award presentation will be made to Mr Woodall at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC 2015) in Melbourne during the ‘AusIMM Explorers’ Forum – Challenges and Opportunities’ which is also known as ‘The Woodall Symposium’. Mr Woodall will provide the keynote address on ‘Science, Trust, Persistence and Discoveries’.

Roy Woodall’s scientific approach to exploration contributed to many significant ore discoveries in Australia. Discoveries include the Kambalda nickel field (1966), uranium at Yeelirrie (1971), the Olympic Dam copper-gold-uranium deposit (1975), the St Ives gold field (1980), the East Spar oil-condensate field (1993), plus contributions to many others.

Roy set high scientific standards for the recording of scientific data, using the best equipment and analytical facilities available at the time, leaving a significant legacy of scientific methodologies and successes. Roy’s standard of training and mentorship of other geoscientists has advanced the capabilities of Australia’s mining and exploration industries and the development of our nation.

Recognition of Roy Woodall AO FAusIMM as a National Geoscience Champion is made by the AGC on behalf of its eight member organisations, representing over 8,000 geoscientists in Australia. This prestigious honour will be accorded to living geoscientists for contributions to the science, craft and art of geoscience by way of their technical, leadership, mentoring and collegial endeavours.

You are invited to attend the complimentary forum and join us in congratulating Mr Woodall on this extraordinary achievement. Hear him speak firsthand and gain further insights from other leading geoscience industry experts. The session is complimentary to attend and is on Tuesday 10 November 2015, 9.00 am – 11.00 am at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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For more information, please contact:

Dr Bill Shaw
Australian Geoscience Council
P: 0438 010 851