July 2020 Newsflash

The inaugural newsletter of GeOID: Geo-Education, Outreach and International Development is now available

This initiative builds on the excellent work of the Geo-Education SIG and the inspirational leadership and vision of Glenn Vallender and his SIG colleagues over decades.

The idea is to widen the scope of Geo-Education into the fields of outreach and international development and, hopefully to attract new activity from a wide range of groups in professional and amateur geoscience from lapidary and field geological societies to professionals in policy and international development.

If you are already a member of the GeOID SIG you should have received a copy of the Newsletter directly by email.  It is also available on the SIG member only resources page of this website (you need to be logged in to access this).

Contact Mike Petterson for more information or to get involved.

Early Career Researcher SIG - first meeting

Zoom meeting scheduled for Monday, 17 August 1000 to:

  • discuss ideas and desires for the group members for how GSNZ can better support the ECR community
  • discuss collaboration with other ECR communities
  • discuss meeting requirements.

For more information and to request the zoom link to attend the meeting please contact Jenni Hopkins, the group's inaugural convenor. 

GSNZ Hydrogeology Talk #1 - June 2020

On Thursday 25 June 2020, the Hydrogeology Special Interest Group organised a talk at Environment Canterbury in Christchurch.  The talk by Matt Dodson was titled ‘The Geology in the Hydrogeology’.

The talk was open to GSNZ members and others.  It was attended by more than 40 people in person and about the same number of people joined online.  In total, 140 people registered their interest in the talk.  It was a pleasure to see people from different backgrounds and demographic groups participating in the event.  The event was jointly sponsored by Stantec and Environment Canterbury.

In the talk, Matt explained the integral relationship between hydrogeology and geology.  He used examples from recent work that he has been involved in.  The talk was followed by a discussion and questions and answers. 

A recording of the talk can be viewed via You Tube.

If you have questions for Matt, please email him at: matt.dodson@ecan.govt.nz

If you require information about the Hydrogeology SIG, please email Hisham Zarour at hisham.zarour@stantec.com.

GSNZ Hydrogeology Talk #1 - June 2020

Special issue call for papers - Kaikōura earthquake 5 years on

This special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics invites submissions with a primary focus on the 7.8 magnitude Kaikōura earthquake in 2016. The issue will centre around understanding the earthquake and the consequences for earth processes and society.

Submissions close 31 July, more information here