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
- The AGC is a supporter of the National Rock Garden. Eight Federation Rocks were presented to the public at the NRG Inauguration on 20 October 2013.
- The AGC's report AUSTRALIAN GEOSCIENCE TERTIARY EDUCATION PROFILE 2012 is now 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 recently made a submission to the Australian Tax Office in relation to proposed changes to deduction for self-education expenses. Read more here.
- 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) - UPDATE: the 34th IGC General Proceedings report is now available for download.
- For Geoscience Events in 2013 see News and Events (still to be fully updated)
- Ongoing publication of geoscience education newsletters focused on school programs in geoscience - GeoEdLink
- Ongoing 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