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2015 Recipients of IGC Travel Grants

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34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme for Early-Career Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists

 

 

The Australian Geoscience Council and the Australian Academy of Science take pleasure in announcing the recipients of the inaugural 34th IGC Travel Grants listed below

and congratulate these talented geoscientists in their outstanding aspirations to advance geoscience knowledge and understanding through their endeavours.

Grant

Name

Surname

Summary of activities

Amount requested

Aditya

Chopra

Attend Astrobiology Australasia conference and field trip to the Pilbara to present research and to produce educational multimedia packages to be made publicly available.

Amount requested

Patricia

Durance

Micro-analytical labwork on South Island orogenic gold deposits at the University of Tasmania; results to feed into New Zealand-wide Gold Exploration Models (GEM) programme.

Amount requested

Robert

Holm

Visit Mineral Resources Authority (PNG) to initiate research and training collaboration plus sample collection for SW Pacific metallogenesis and tectonics of the northern Australia plate boundary.

Amount requested

Adam

Martin

Attend 35th IGC and participate in IUGS Global Geochemical Baselines Task Group workshops as a contribution to New Zealand geochemical baseline mapping; SCAR meetings; ICDP meetings.

Amount requested

Laura

Phillips

Lab visit Boise Uni (USA) to gather first tephra geochronology data for Late Permian sediments of the Galilee Basin, learn state-of-the-art CA-IDTIMS dating technique.

Amount requested

Jozua

van Otterloo

Field visit with international collaborators to key locality in the USA to support research on magma transport processes related to volcanogenic mineralisation processes and volcanic hazards.

$1000*

Paul

Ashwell

Attend Cities on Volcanoes Conference (Chile) and conduct fieldwork to study modern lava domes as analogues for physical models and risk assessment of future lava dome eruptions in New Zealand.

$1000*

Bryony

Caswell

Fieldwork on the Waikato coast, New Zealand, to examine paleoenvironment/paleoecology changes associated with a rarely-studied Early Jurassic Ocean Anoxic Event.

$1000*

Hans

Oskierski

Fieldwork in New Zealand for sampling of ultramafic rocks and associated carbonates in connection with studies of mineral carbonation for CO2 sequestration.

$1000*

Michael

Tetley

Funds towards a 12-month research visit to Caltech (USA) to work with a world leader in Earth Dynamics to study the evolution of the Earth as a complete dynamic system over long timescales.

$1000*

Zoe

Thomas

Two weeks field work in Northland (NZ), with support of local Iwi, using a drone to map the extent of lignite deposits for reconstructions of past climate and to image an area of cultural significance.

*Grant of $1000 towards travel plans on the condition their project can still proceed