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2014 National Soil Conference Melbourne -  ~ PROGRAM  ~ REGISTER NOW     

PhD studentship in Scotland - applications invited to December 31 2014.  Further information 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN SOIL SCIENCE   
Members should register for events via their member portal.  Non members can register via the Public Registration portal 


EVENT #22   VIC Branch Leeper Memorial Lecture  21st November 2014Soils in fire-prone ecosystems – where does all the charcoal go? Is the title of the 2014 Leeper Lecture to be given by Prof Heike Knicker, Spain.  The lecture will be held at the University of Melbourne with dinner afterwards at the Melbourne University Graduate House. The Lecture is part of the Deans Lecture series for the newly formed Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science. 

The annual general meeting of the Victorian Branch will be held prior to the Leeper Lecture; invitations have been forwarded to members. The meeting will be held on Friday 21st of November at 4.00 pm University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus Agar Lecture Theatre, Zoology Building The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.  Please forward all correspondence to: Victoria Branch Soil Science Australia Honorary Secretary, Dr Vanessa Wong at victoria@soilscienceaustralia.org


EVENT #18   Soil Science Australia 2014 National Soils Conference November 23rd - 27th  2014. Organised by the Victorian Branch the conference includes the Early Career Workshop, Fundamentals Exam, CPSS Workshop, Student Soil Judging Competition along with the conference program of plenary, oral and poster sessions. Register via  Online Registration Link

The following events, meetings and workshops will be held at the 2014 national conference

November Date

MEETING/EVENT

VENUE

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23

Student Soil Judging Competition departing MCG @ 8.30 am

Cnr of Jolimont St & Jolimont Terrace

Sunday 23

Fundamental Exam at the MCG @ 10.00 am

Yarra Park Room

Sunday 23

Conference Welcome BBQ Sunday @ 6.00 pm

Tower 6 Grill & Pizza Bar

Sunday 23

Early Career Soil Scientist Workshop @1.30 pm

Jim Stynes Room

Monday 24

CPSS Workshop @11.00 am

Jim Stynes Room A

Monday 24

Equity and Diversity Group meeting @ 12.30 pm

Jim Stynes Room B

Monday 24

AGM @ 5.30 pm

Olympic Room

Tuesday 25

Field trips 

departing from the cnr of Jolimont St & Jolimont Terrace

Wednesday 26

IUSS Soil Science Education and Public Awareness Meeting  @12.30 pm

Jim Stynes Room B

Wednesday 26

Conference Dinner @ 7pm

Members Dining Room

Thursday 27

Soil Classification Workshop @ 11.00 am

Jim Stynes Room B

Thursday 27

Soil Science Knowledge for Grain Growers meeting @ 12.45 pm

Jim Stynes Room B

Thursday 27

National Soil RD&E Strategy Forum @1.30 pm

Olympic Room


 EVENT #39   NSW AGM and soils of the world webinar to celebrate World Soil Day  5th December 2014. The meeting will be hosted by the Ecosystem Management Science Branch of the Office of Environment and Heritage  at Level 6, 10 Valentine Ave, Parramatta on Friday 6th December commencing 5.00 pm.

5:15 Brief presentations of Soils of the World - presentations LIVE via webinar 
6:30 Annual General Meeting of the New South Wales Branch
7:00 Dinner at a local restaurant   

Register via the members or public portal.  https://soilscienceaustralia.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/EventBooking.aspx?selectedEventId=20 


EVENT #40 QLD WORLD SOIL DAY CELEBRATIONS - BRISBANE Friday 5 December 2014  An event to celebrate the importantance of soil and all the benefits it provides to  Brisbaneg. At the Brewhouse Sportsbar, Stanley St, Woolloongabba Starting at 4:30pm    RSVP: qld@soilscienceaustralia.org   Event flyer  


EVENT #41 QLD WORLD SOIL DAY CELEBRATIONS - BUNDABERG Thursday 4 December 2014  An event to celebrate the importantance of soil and all the benefits it provides to Bundaberg.  At the Club Hotel, 50 Bourbong St, Starting at 5pm    RSVP: Mark.Sugars@dnrm.qld.gov.au     Event flyer  


EVENT #42 QLD WORLD SOIL DAY CELEBRATIONS - CAIRNS Monday 8th December 2014  An event to celebrate the importantance of soil and all the benefits it provides to Cairns.  At L'Unico, The Esplande, Trinity Beach Starting at 12pm for lunch   RSVP: John.Armour@dnrm.qld.gov.au      Event flyer  


 EVENT #43 QLD WORLD SOIL DAY CELEBRATIONS - TOWNSVILLE Thursday 4 December 2014   An event to celebrate the importantance of soil and all the benefits it provides to Townsville.  At the Brewery, 252 Flinders St, Townsville   Starting at 5:00pm     RSVP: David.Little@douglaspartners.com.au        Event flyer  


EVENT #44 QLD WORLD SOIL DAY CELEBRATIONS - TOOWOOMBA Friday 5 December 2014  An event to celebrate the importantance of soil and all the benefits it provides to Toowoomba.  At The Spotted Cow, 296 Ruthven St, Starting at 5:00pm       RSVP: john.bennett@usq.edu.au      Event flyer  


 EVENT #32 MACKAY WORKSHOP - 8 December 2014 “Understanding Soil Features for Soil Management”  One day training course presenting practical soil theory with hands on training for environmental scientists and technicians that do not have specialist soil training but have a role in achieving stable outcomes on disturbed land wiht presenters: Dennis Baker and Peter Shields  Booking link  Further information flyer


  Soil Science Australia Members - 20% Discount on CSIRO Publishing Book Titles and Personal Journal Subscriptions -  Conditions for this offer are a) the 15% discount will apply to the RRP off all book titles (no further discount for titles already on sale).  b) discounted journal subscriptions are for personal use only; the discount does not apply to institutional journal subscriptions  c) to receive the 15% discount, members need to identify themselves as belonging to ASSSI at the time of purchasing CSIRO PUBLISHING products. For online purchases members should add 'Soil Science Australia Member’ to the Special Instructions field when completing the Delivery & Payment Details  d) Members must claim their discount at the time of purchase; no refunds will be applied after the subscription or book order has been processed.  Orders can be placed by members contacting the Customer Service team via  publishing.sales@csiro.au, phone 1300 788 000 or placing their order via our websitewww.publish.csiro.au


2015 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOIL ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED

 2015 European Conference/Field Trip September 8-15 2015. Abstracts invited + registration for travel for entire/part of cruise with Evergreen Tours now open.  Click this link for the preliminary flyer.

eARTh project website launched  http://www.theearthproject.com.au/   Sponsors and supporters welcomed.

Profile NEWSLETTER    August 2014 Low Resolution (2MB)     August 2014 High Resolution (13MB)

Please send contributions for the December issue of Profile to office@soilscienceaustralia.org - reports, stories, photgraphs welcome, before November 15.

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2014 National Soil Conference 
Melbourne 23-27 November at the MCG 

Online Registration Link

2014 Society Award winners to be announced at the 2014 National Soil Conference.   Congratulations to the winners of the following 2013 Society awards 

 LJH Teakle Award   Dr Robert E Holloway (SA)   CG Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science  Dr Brendan P Malone (NSW)    Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. Publication Medal  Dr Raj Setia (SA)     JA Prescott Medal of Soil Science     Dr Gordon (Jock) Churchman (SA)    

Member Login Instructions

Members that have registered can use this link    Login for registered members

Members registering for the first time need to follow the steps below

The Society has begun using a new membership management system that will allow members to manage their details online. The system has been tested for several weeks and has been easy to use. The membership data has been transferred successfully and a pilot test saw data easily retrieved and updated.

All members have been sent an email containing registration instructions and personal login details.  Please contact the federal office if you require this information to be resent.

Currently you can login and change your details online and select if you wish to appear on the membership directory. Future updates will allow you to access the newsletter electronically, upload OPD diaries, register for events and pay subscription dues online. Feel welcome to explore the system but please understand that we will roll it out slowly one feature at a time; only the membership information is loaded at this point in time.

To access your member profile you need to register online as follows:
1. Open a web browser and go to
http://soilscienceaustraliamembers.memnet.com.au/Register.aspx
2. Click on the “Register” button on the top right hand corner
3. Enter the following information (taken from your existing profile) exactly as shown below into each of  the four cells. The code and other details are in the registration email sent to you. Take care not to add spaces or change capitals with the text you enter or you will be denied access..
Member Code         First name                Last name                      Postcode 

Don’t worry if you think one or two of the above pieces of information are not entirely correct –  enter the information “as is”, you can fix it once your login to your member profile. The best way to enter the information is to copy and paste the text making sure you do not have any additional space after the text.  

After you have registered you can login.  The username for the login will be your membership number preceded by a capital S.  User numbers have been expanded to 5 digits by adding zero in front of the number.  eg member AO 645 is now S00645   or  AS 1894  is now S01894  and AR 145 is now S00145.  You will be asked to change your password on your first login. Please record this information in a safe place.

After you log in you can check and edit your details by clicking either the “My Membership” or “My Details” button. Both icons take you to the Membership Self Service Portal where you can select “My Details”. One of the features that we hope will be invaluable is the Member Directory. Years ago the Society printed a list of members and circulated it to all financial members with the current Rules. Due to changes in privacy laws we have been reluctant to print and distribute lists of members to members however we believe the member directory is a way to safely provide these details. Currently the default is set as opt out. If you would like to be displayed in the member directory please go to My Details and select No in the Opt Out.