Host Organisations

Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is the leading professional institute representing geoscientists employed in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia. AIG is a not for profit organisation, run by members for members, which aims to advance the skills, status and public perception of more than 3,000 members both within Australia and overseas. The broad base of the AIG encourages transfer of technical expertise, experience and awareness of issues affecting all aspects of professional geoscience practice.

Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG)

The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) is a non-profit company founded in 1970. Its aims are:
• to promote the science of geophysics, and specifically exploration geophysics, throughout Australia
• to foster fellowship and co-operation between geophysicists
• to encourage closer understanding and co-operation with other earth scientists
• to assist in design and teaching of courses in geophysics and to sponsor student sections where appropriate

Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

The Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) is a national organisation representing the interests of all professionals and practitioners in the upstream petroleum industry. The Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) began as the Professional Division of the Australian Petroleum Exploration Association (APEA now APPEA) and was founded by Earl Abbott in 1967.

The purpose and objectives of the Society are as follows:-
• to promote professional and technical excellence in the upstream petroleum industry throughout Australia. This is fostered by providing forums to communicate technical innovations and lessons learnt to individuals on a national basis;
• to present views and facilitate discussion of technical and professional matters pertinent to the upstream petroleum industry;
• to foster and provide continuing education for the benefit of PESA members and students progressing towards a career choice;
• to nurture the spirit of research on matters pertinent to PESA members and their upstream petroleum industry colleagues; and
• to maintain a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members.

The emphasis of the Society is primarily geoscientific although most aspects of the upstream industry are catered for.

The Society is governed by a Federal Executive with local Branches in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria/Tasmania, the ACT, South Australia/Northern Territory and Western Australia responsible for much of the organisation of technical and social events.