GSNZ 2023 Lunch Meetings

Lunch breaks have been allocated 1.5hours in the programme. The first 30 minutes are for delegates to have lunch in the exhibition area, before moving to the respective lunch time meetings/events if applicable. Please note catering will not be served in the individual meeting rooms and will only be served in the sponsor/exhibitor foyer. Please see the programme for days, timing and rooms. 

Special Interest Groups

The Road to Publication: Advice from Editors and a Journal Publisher
Led by: Dr Catherine Chagué (Editor-in-Chief, Sedimentary Geology) & Mr. Fei He, (Publishing Manager, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics)
This lunchtime event is aimed at new authors who are seeking guidance on the publishing process, especially those who are writing their first manuscript derived from their thesis or have limited experience of publishing in a peer-reviewed journal. The workshop will provide insights from both a journal editor and a Journal Publisher. The format of the event will be an informal Q&A session, allowing ample time for questions and discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in open dialogue, seek clarification, and gather valuable advice related to the publishing journey.

Strong Roots: The Science NEMA Needs to Grow ‘Te Rākau Whakamarumaru’
Led by Ashleigh Fromont
Join NEMA staff for a short presentation and Q&A session about the key challenges facing the emergency management sector now and into the future, and how research can enable solutions for resilience.  

Sedimentology Special Interest Group (SSIG)
Led by Mark Lawrence
The annual meeting of the Sedimentology Special Interest Group (SSIG) will continue with planning of the IAS ISC 2026 and provide a forum for the planning and discussion local SSIG activities.

Geochemistry Special Interest Group (GSIG) Lunchtime Meeting
Led by Sebastian Naeher
We aim to have our yearly GSIG lunchtime meeting also at this year’s GSNZ Annual Conference. It is a great opportunity for interested group members to discuss any matters related to geochemistry in general or any of our group activities. We always discuss new initiatives and ideas for future activities and what we can do better going forward. We will share news and updates of the group, try to connect the various scientists at various career stages, and overall provide a good platform for networking and exchange of the NZ geochemistry community.

A Crowd of Communicators: GeOID – SCANZ Combined Networking Lunch
Led by Jenny Stein
Taking advantage of an overlap in conference dates and in lieu of a more formal GeOID SIG meeting that will be held online at another time, all GeoEducation, Outreach and International Development (GeOID) SIG members and other interested conference goers are invited to bring their lunch along to a combined social networking event with members of the Science Communicators’ Association of New Zealand (SCANZ). The topic of conversation: How can we combine forces to help make geoscience more engaging and accessible to all New Zealanders?

Geoscience for Future Energy SIG 
Led by Jess Hillman
The Geoscience for Future Energy lunchtime meeting is an opportunity for interested group members to discuss any matters related to the special interest group or any of our group activities. We welcome new initiatives and ideas for future activities and what we can do better going forward. We will share any news and updates from the group, discuss relevant issues, and try to connect members across different career stages, and overall provide a platform for networking and exchange of ideas across the research community. 

GeoNet Programme Update
Led by Catherine Ross, Jonathan Hanson, Elizabeth Abbott, Elisabetta D’Anastasio, and the GeoNet Team
Come kōrero with GeoNet! Learn about GeoNet’s strategic vision and highlights from the ongoing 5-year planning cycle and join us to talk about ways we can work together. How do we better align research and GeoNet operations? We want to share examples of the spectrum of collaborations from the past several years, kōrero about ways we can best work together, and hear from you about what’s on your horizon in the coming years.

Saving Earth Science – Joint university discussion group
Facilitated by GSNZ Secretary, Jenny Stein.
Representatives from universities around the country have been meeting online to discuss ways we and the GSNZ might collaborate to address the falling numbers of students enrolling in undergraduate earth science courses in Aotearoa New Zealand. Geosciences 2023 is providing our first opportunity to meet in person, during which we will review initiatives and decide where to focus our efforts in 2024. Anyone interested in helping boost the numbers of students taking Earth science at the tertiary undergraduate level is welcome to come!

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Conference Organisers

Conferences & Events Ltd
Conference Manager: Ali Howard
64 4 384 1511 

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.