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The Australian Academy of Science Decadal Plan for Earth Sciences

A survey questionnaire is now available for Australian geoscientists to provide input into the Decadal Plan for Earth Sciences. The link to the survey is here.

The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) develops decadal (10 year) plans for all the sciences in Australia. The Academy’s National Committee of Earth Sciences (NCES) is a committee of the AAS that is responsible for developing the Decadal Plan for the Earth Sciences. The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) is an active participant in this process on behalf of its  Member Organisations, including AGIA.

Opportunities for Scientists - 2017 awards now open

The Australian Academy of Science invites nominations and applications for its 2017 honorific awards, research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships. Read more here

From CAPSTAN: Collaborative Australian Sea Training Alliance Network

CAPSTAN is a first of its kind sea-based training programme for post-graduate students on-board Australia’s principal research vessel, RV Investigator.
In 2017-2019, 3 pilot voyages will be run with up to 30 post-graduate students along with research active academics and trainers.
In order to help us achieve the most effective post-graduate training at sea programme, we are seeking input and advice from industry, government, tourism and academia on how to deliver the most effective training programme. We are conducting short-answer surveys with industry, government and tourism departments and organisations as well as marine science academics and students around their previous experiences, current perceptions and expected outcomes of on-board graduate training and marine science generally. We invite you to take one of the three surveys at our website. The closing date for the surveys is 1 April, 2016.


Enrolments for university-enrolled marine master-level students on the first pilot mission in mid-late 2017, will open in 2017.