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AQUA travel awards for the INQUA ECR now due on the 1st October – see previous blog for forms

UPDATE: INQUA 2013 Early Career Researcher Inter-congress meeting:  2nd- 6th December, 2013, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Details attached INQUA 2013 Early Career Researcher Inter-congress meeting:  2nd- 6th December, 2013 for MSc, PhD Candidates and Early Career Researchers

The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) is committed to developing the next generation of Quaternary Scientists. The INQUA Executive Committee has approved the inaugural INQUA Early Career Researcher inter-congress meeting to provide an avenue for MSc/PhD candidates, Post-Doctoral Researchers and research-active academics in the early stage of their careers (within 5 years of obtaining their PhD) to attend valuable workshops designed to assist ECRs with career development, to present their science and gain invaluable mentoring from more senior scientists.

– INQUA Travel Award Applications Due September 1

– Abstracts and Registration Due 1st October

If you intend presenting/poster at the meeting (or applying for the travel prize) or submitting to the Quaternary International Special Issue please use the abstract template you can find this on the FB page

Please register via the following link:

Quaternary International Special Issue

QI has kindly agreed to run a special issue for ECRs. The aim is for ECRs (MSc/PhD candidates, Post-Doctoral Researchers and research-active academics within 5 years of obtaining their PhD) to either be the primary or single author with manuscripts that are at an advanced stage and ready for submission to the QI editorial process (see attached document for details on how to submit to the Special Issue).

Indication of Submitting for the Quaternary International ECR Special Issue Due Sept 15 and submission via the QI submission process before the meeting (preferably sooner rather than latter so you can get the most out of the review process and writing workshop).

Submissions associated with the commission themes and associated INQUA projects are welcome (

– Coastal and marine processes [CMP]
– Palaeoclimate [PALCOMM]
– Humans and Biosphere [HaBCom]
– Stratigraphy and Chronology [SACCOM]
– Terrestrial Processes, Deposits and History [TERPRO]

Submissions need to be at the required standard for publication in QI and will undergo the normal QI editorial process. The aim is to have manuscripts submitted before the meeting in December and followed up with writing workshops at the ECR meeting to assist in addressing reviewer’s comments and further developing the manuscripts.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a submission please contact the Guest Editors of this special Issue Dr. Craig R. Sloss (<>) or Dr. Lynda Petherick (<>)

Please note: You do not have be attending the meeting to submit to the special issue.

INQUA ECR Student/Postdoc travel award

AQUA is offering two $500 travel prizes to fund attendance for the INQUA ECR inter-congress meeting at the University of Wollongong from the 2-6th of December, 2013. The AQUA prizes are additional to those offered by the meeting organizers, which attendees are also encouraged to apply for.

Download the Austalasian Quaternary Association INQUA ECR travel prize application form

AQUA will award prizes to one student (Masters or PhD) and one early-career post-doc. For consideration of support, applicants must be current members of AQUA, and have submitted an abstract to present either a talk or a poster at the conference. Awards will be granted based on academic merit and the benefit to the recipient.

Please return completed application forms and a copy of the submitted abstract to the AQUA secretary by Monday the 2nd of September. Submissions will be accepted via email

or post:

Duanne White
Institute for Applied Ecology
University of Canberra
Bruce, ACT, 2614

AESC 2014


Australian Earth Sciences Convention — AESC   2014

You have less than 4 weeks to submit your suggestions for   dedicated sessions during the scientific program. Sessions may be in any of   the six general themes (Energy; Resources; Environment; Service and Community; Dynamic Planet; Living Earth). Be quick we want to hear from you.

To propose a session, please provide:
•   A draft title for the session;
•   The theme in which it should appear;
•   Indication whether this is to be an oral session,
a poster-only session, or a poster session supporting an oral session;
•   A one paragraph description outlining the scope of the session;
•   At least three likely presenters
(which may include the session proponents, keynote and invited presenters);
•   A candidate keynote presenter  (optional);
•   An additional candidate invited presenter (optional).

Submit the proposal by e-mail to both of the directors of the Scientific Program,
Bob Musgrave and
Anthony Dosseto

Posters will be prominently displayed during the conference, and   dedicated poster sessions are strongly encouraged. Poster sessions will be allocated a scheduled time for presenters to explain their work and take   questions.

Please refer to the website or the June 2013 edition of TAG (The Australian Geologist, the newsletter of the Geological Society of Australia)  for detailed descriptions of the themes. You may wish to discuss your   proposal with the convenors of the relevant theme prior to lodging, to   ascertain whether similar or potentially overlapping sessions have already   been planned. In addition to the six themes, the convention will also host   two symposia (39th Symposium on Advances in Study of the Sydney Basin,   and Comparison and Contrasts in Circum-Pacific Orogens).   Proposed sessions should avoid overlap with these symposia.

The theme convenors, together with the 2104 AESC Organising   Committee, will decide the sessions to be accepted before the issuing of the   Call for Abstracts, and will allocate accepted abstracts to sessions.

The deadline for session proposals is 30 August 2013.