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SHeMax Workshop June 2018

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SHeMax Meeting (Southern Hemisphere Last Glacial Maximum) 

When: June 28th – 30th 2018

Where: Morton Bay Research Station (MBRS) of the University of Queensland on North Stradbroke Island. This is in the greater Brisbane area. General information about MBRS can be found at

The maximum cost will be AUS$260.  This includes 2 nights accommodation in 4 person share room at MBRS. All meals from morning tea on the 28th to lunch on the 30th inclusive (i.e. 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and morning and afternoon teas) AND the fieldtrip around North Stradbroke Island to key paleoclimate sites on the 30th (see more details below) are included in the price.

NOT included in the price – return ferry fare from Cleveland to North Stradbroke Island (AUS$14 at time of posting this announcement) and the cost of getting to Cleveland Station/Ferry terminal on public transport.  The timing of the meeting is designed to allow participants to get out to North Stradbroke on the morning of the 28th. You will be returned to Brisbane on the late afternoon of the 30th.

This workshop encourages participation by all researchers working on the Last Glacial Maximum in the Southern Hemisphere and particularly encourages participation by ECRs (from everywhere) and researchers from LDCs in the Southern Hemisphere.


We welcome all new work and syntheses on the LGM in the Southern Hemisphere. We will also solicit papers to cover key topics and ensure hemisphere wide coverage, from SHeMax members. Abstracts should be sent to with ‘SHeMax abstract’  in the title.

For further information please contact Jamie Sculmeister ( or Lynda Petherick (


AQUA 2018 Conference

Provisional dates for the 2018 AQUA biennial meeting in Canberra are the 10th – 14th December 2018.

A call for session themes are open until the 16th of November.

Field trips under discussion include a mid-conference excursion to Lake George and the tectonic history in the region, and a pre-conference field trip from Kosciusko to the Coast, with others TBA.

Stay tuned to the AQUA website and facebook page for further information.

SHAPE Workshop February 2018

Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments (SHAPE) Workshop: Quaternary variability, abrupt change and tipping points

We invite researchers who have an interest in climate variability, abrupt change and tipping points to participate in the upcoming SHAPE workshop on 2-3 February 2018 to be held at The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Wollongong, NSW Australi

If you would like to participate, then please register here:

Registrations will remain open until 15 December 2017.

There will be no registration fee for this workshop. Limited travel and subsistence support will also be available for early career researchers (those who completed their PhD less than eight years ago, excluding career interruptions). If you wish to request travel support, then you must register by 20 November 2017.

SHAPE is an International Focus Group supported by the Palaeoclimate Commission of INQUA (PALCOM). It provides a support network for palaeoclimate / palaeoenvironmental research by Quaternary scientists working within the Southern Hemisphere. Details about SHAPE can be found at this website: