The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) is the Peak Council of geoscientists in Australia. It represents eight major Australian geoscientific societies with a total membership of over 7000 individuals comprising industry, government and academic professionals in the fields of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, mineral and petroleum exploration, environmental geoscience, hydrogeology and geological hazards.
Our objective is to:
- Provide expert apolitical advice to governments on matters involving the geosciences and their application;
- Promote the development of scientifically sound policies for effective geoscience education and research; and
- Provide the Australian public with a greater appreciation of the economic, environmental and cultural values of the geosciences
- In February 2014, AGC became a supporter of the inaugural Australian Earth and Environmental Science Olympiad - read more.
- The AGC's report AUSTRALIAN GEOSCIENCE TERTIARY EDUCATION PROFILE 2012 is available for download. This report provides an updated review of the state of university geoscience education and training and repeats surveys conducted in 2007 and 2010.
- The AGC was the proud sponsor and organiser of the 34th International Geological Congress held in Brisbane from 2-10 August 2012 (www.34igc.org). The 34th IGC General Proceedings report is available for download.
- Engagement with the UNCOVER Initiative, "Searching the Deep Earth: a vision for exploration geoscience in Australia".
- Support for the National Rock Garden. Eight Federation Rocks were presented to the public at the NRG Inauguration on 20 October 2013.
- Publication of geoscience education newsletters focused on school programs in geoscience - GeoEdLink
- Support for the Teacher Earth Science Education Program http://www.tesep.org.au
Details of many of these activities are given under the menu items adjacent.