34th International Geological Congress, 5-10 August 2012, Brisbane, Australia

The 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) is heading for Brisbane in August 2012. Under it’s theme, “Unearthing our Past and Future” the IGC will showcase the Oceania region’s geosicence strengths, innovations and natural wonders, through an exciting range of pre and post Congress field trips.

The IGC was first held in 1878, and the Oceania region has only hosted the event once in its prestigious history. High level political and scientific support secured in Australia and New Zealand for the Congress will underpin this outstanding event.

The Congress will be staged at the highly acclaimed Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, a world class venue that has hosted numerous large and very successful international meetings. Brisbane offers great august weater, value for money and proximity to geo-tourist features such as the Great Barrier Reef.

AUSTRALIA 2012 will include a GeoExpo, an education outreach program, and a support program to encourage young delegates to attend. The IGC will demonstrate the crucial role that geoscience palys in the quest for sustainable development and show how geoscience contributes directly to the future of its resource-based industries, land and water management and mitigation of geohazards.

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