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Others supporting Geoscience

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Australia Geoscience Council Inc (AGC)

The AGC represents eight major geoscientific communities, including the AusIMM. Visit for dated information. The AGC Lee Parkin grant is for projects that have one or more of the following objectives;

  • Research that explores the potential for the further development of geoscience information & data management in Australia
  • Knowledge sharing that increases the understanding of geoscience information & data management in Australia, through publications, conference presentations or other professionally recognised methods
  • Development of tools, applications, and resources for use in geoscience information & data management in Australia

The Grant is open to members of AGC affiliated organisations who are Australian residents engaged in the practice or study of geoscience information and data management. The total value of the grant will be an up-front payment of up to a total of $2500 per year, to be awarded in full to one applicant, or in part to multiple applicants. Applications are made via email to by 5pm AEDT Friday 18 November 2022.

The Australian Government of Industry Science and Resources

See news items at that include a mention of;

  • Science meets Parliament for 7 – 23 March 2023 with selected extracts as;
    • Meghan Quinn PSM, Secretary. She reminded attendees that to find the right person to talk to on an issue ‘the government online directory (GOLD) is literally gold!
    • Dr Cathy Foley AO, Australia’s Chief Scientist. Cathy quoted a recent research study reported by IP Australia. The study looked at the impact on the success rates of young companies depending on if they have protected their intellectual property or not.  
  • National Science Week grants for primary and secondary schools: apply now
    • The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) has been provided $980,000 to deliver National Science Week grants and teaching resources over the next few years. Apply now for 2023 funding.
  • Almost $2 million in grants supporting hands-on STEM experiences for young Australians
    • 22 projects will share $1,975,259 in grants under the Maker Projects - Community STEM engagement program. Funding will support projects delivering hands-on Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) experiences for Australians under 18 years. 

Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)

AMEC is an association representing over 500 members companies from around Australia. Members are explorers, emerging miners, producers, and a wide range of industry businesses. AMEC is a strong effective organisation that: • Provides industry advocacy to all levels of government; • Delivers value and benefit to our members; and • Builds community support for our industry AMEC’s mission is to promote the interests of explorers, emerging miners, and producers to be a priority for governments, and supported and valued by the community.

Centre for Ore Deposits and Research (CODES)

CODES is the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences.

Formed in 1989 at the University of Tasmania, with a  vision to be the premier international research centre in ore deposit geology. CODES goals are to;

Undertake and publish high-quality research. • Lead the global minerals industry in research on the exploration and recovery of new mineral resources. • Equip the Australian minerals industry with world-class graduates. • Communicate the Centre’s research to the wider research, industry and general communities. Programs include 1. Ore deposits and mineral exploration, 2 Geometallurgy geoenvironment and mining, 3, sedimentation tectonics and earth evolution, 4, Magmatic and volcanic processes, 5, Analytical research, 6, Geophysics and computational geoscience and TMVC as the Arc Research Hub for transforming the mining value chain.

Amira Global

Amira Global is an independent global not-for-profit organisation representing members from the resources industry seeking to enhance, sustain and deliver transformational research and development, innovation and implementation to the benefit of society. Members gain access to global research community networks and benefit from the knowledge and experience of the best researchers from around the world. Our purpose is to enhance the standing of the resources industries amongst stakeholders locally and globally, Sustainable development of the resources industries that is acceptable to society and delivery of new data, knowledge, technologies, products and services in order to help Members. The Amira Global Member Community comprises resource industry companies.

Sydney Mineral Exploration Discussion Group (SMEDG)

SMEDG holds monthly meetings, free and open to anyone interested in mineral exploration and related topics. Attendance is usually about 40, occasionally 80 -100. SMEDG is a non-profit organisation*, run by a volunteer committee and funded by the proceeds of its now biennial Symposia, Mines and Wines. A diligent review of these, in the Symposia pages and Past Meetings list, will reveal a treasure trove of information relating to mineral exploration and, in particular, to discovery case histories. The web site includes links to about 45 like minded bodies, including the AusIMM.


Austmine is the leading industry association for the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector. A not-for-profit association, Austmine exists to promote the global advancement of technology and innovation in mining. The AusIMM is an affiliated partner along with others including the WA Mining club etc. they have a number of social “meet up” events, some workshops and national conferences, including Copper to the World (9 May 2023) and Austmine Conference & Exhibition (10 May 23).

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