Tena koutou katoa, Welcome to Poneke, to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.
Firstly, thanks for your patience following our difficult decision to postpone AEIC2017 that was planned for July. It is always a challenge to find conference dates that don’t clash with other events, but we felt that another aligned conference happening in Australia at the same time was just going to make holding AEIC2017 more challenging than it needed to be.
It is really pleasing therefore to now confirm that the Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference (AEIC2018) will be happening in Wellington on 26 – 28 March 2018.
New Zealand has an enviable world leading reputation in nuclear science from Sir Ernest Rutherford’s splitting of the atom to Dr Athol Rafter, the founder of the world’s oldest continuously operating radiocarbon laboratory here at GNS and one of the pioneers in further developing the radiocarbon processing technique and its early application to CO2 emissions in the 1950’s.
GNS is a Government owned earth sciences research Institute and one of our core purposes is to utilise isotopic techniques to benefit New Zealand. One of the areas we use isotopes is to consider and address global and national scale environmental issues and impacts, to help us inform and strategically position New Zealand.
AEIC2018 will be held in a stimulating central Wellington environment where attendees will be able to engage on a wide variety of environmental applications of isotopes whilst enjoying the buzz of the city and harbour. Perhaps this pioneering spirit of our predecessors will also be found by some?
Named on BBC’s Hottest Cities and Rough Guide’s Top 10 Cities for 2015, Wellington has been labelled the ‘coolest little capital’ by Lonely Planet and a ‘locavore’s dream’ by Vogue for good reason. So be sure to schedule some extra time before or after AEIC 2018 to experience Wellingtons must-dos. Enjoy the movie magic at the multi Oscar winning Weta Cave, get up close to some of the native wildlife at Zealandia, or just take some time to enjoy some of the city’s 750 bars, cafes and restaurants.
We hope that you will join us at AEIC2018.
GNS is a Government owned earth sciences research Institute and one of our core purposes is to utilise isotopic techniques to benefit New Zealand.
Registration is now open. Early Bird Deadline: Friday 2nd February
A full 3-day programme is currently being built.
A growing list of invited speakers will be announced over the upcoming months.