2023 AESC Special Symposium
Dynamic Evolution of Earth and its Environment: magnetics, geochemistry, data mining, and numerical simulation
Convenors: Zheng-Xiang Li, Maria Seton, Andrew Roberts
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre | June 27-30
The 2023 Australian Earth Sciences Convention will be held in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, June 27-30, during which this special symposium will be held.
The plate tectonic theory developed 60 years ago answered many questions regarding crustal motions and dynamics. The Earth science community has been largely discipline-focused in the following decades, and many fundamental questions, such as the driving force(s) for plate tectonics and the relationships between Earth’s core, mantle, crust, biosphere and hydrosphere, remain unanswered. However, more holistic approaches, aided by open-source software and open-access databases, have been taken since the 1990s in order to understand the multiple Earth layers as a dynamically interrelated Earth System. A new, ongoing geoscience revolution has been occurring.
This special symposium is designed to take advantage of involvement by Australian researchers in this new revolution (including through running numerous IGCP projects, and contributions as lead research groups in international collaborations) to take stock of where we are in answering numerous blue-sky questions (underlined by the potential session themes listed below), and to develop new ideas and collaborations for the coming decades. Any partial overlap between the sessions below and existing conference themes will be code-shared with relevant sessions, and will be scheduled accordingly.
- Global reconstruction and supercontinent cycles: geology, tectonics, palaeomagnetism, and data mining
Coordinators: Derya Gürer and Yebo Liu
Invited speakers: Dietmar Muller, Mathew Domeier, David Evans, Trond Torsvik
- Evolving Earth dynamics: from observation to computer simulation
Coordinators: Rhodri Davies, Weronika Gorczyk and Chuan Huang
Invited speakers: Nicolas Flament, Shijie Zhong
- Chemical geodynamics and mantle heterogeneity: differentiation vs. remixing
Coordinators: Luc Doucet
Invited speakers: Grace Shephard, Ben Mather, James Day
- Evolving Earth environment and climate: an Earth System approach from the core to the biosphere and hydrosphere
Coordinators: David Heslop, Martin Van Kranendonk
Invited speakers: Andy Biggin, Richard Bono, Benjamin Mills, Liao Chang
- Rock magnetism and applications: from resource exploration to archaeology
Coordinators: Jim Austin, Agathe Lise-Pronovost
Invited speakers: TBA
Abstract submission and Registration
Abstract submission and registration (opening soon) will be handled via the 2023 AESC website. Please visit the link below for more information.
This webpage will be updated once programs and timetables become available.