ANZ Sedimentology Group

  • Xbedded Sandstone
  • Thick massive turbidite sandstones, NZ, Waitemata Basin
  • Slump folding, NZ, Waitemata Basin
  • Stacked coarsening-upwards marginal marine deposits, Amadeus Basin, central Australia

The Australia New Zealand Sedimentology group (ANZsed) is a new informal network of sedimentologists affiliated with and linking to the sedimentology special interest groups of the Geological Society of Australia  and the Geoscience Society of New Zealand . Anyone with research interests in sediments and sedimentology in Australia, New Zealand, and the SW Pacific region are encouraged to make use of this website and to join our mailing list.

It is hoped that ANZsed will become the main focus point for all aspects of sedimentological research in the Oceania region. The aims of this network are to:
  • Promote communication and a sense of community between sedimentologists in the region, open to all people interested in sedimentology research (including academics, industry geologists, students, and amateurs);
  • Support and encourage young researchers (PhDs and post-docs) in sedimentology (for example through travel grants and awards);
  • Organise research meetings and field-based workshops, and to host gatherings and/or sedimentology sessions at local Earth Science meetings and conferences (e.g. ASEG, GSNZ);
  • Provide a resource-base focused on ANZ sedimentology through this website.
  Why Join our mailing list? We need members to make this community work!
  • It’s free!
  • It’s easy- you can sign-up at the bottom of this page.
  • If you wish to, you will receive email updates containing information about local meetings, news, opportunities, and student awards.
  • If you agree to it during membership sign-up, your name, position, research interests, and contact details will be added to our Sedimentologists Directory on a web page accessible only to members. This will help members access local expertise in a way that is presently either not easy, or possible.
  • Online access to field guides and presentations from meetings and workshops (available to members only).
  •  Access to our photo gallery of sediments and sedimentary rocks.
  • You will be able to post material to our blog and twitterstreams (via a moderator) which will act as a mechanism for communicating news and information relevant to sedimentology research in the region. If you’d like to contribute to this, please get in touch!

Comments (1)

  • Sloss Slossy


    PhD Opportunity (Aussie and NZ students only I am afraid)

    The Queensland University of Technology is offering Out of Round APA PhD Scholarships to DOMESTIC applicants who have Honours 1 or equivalence. Candidates are currently being accepted so if you or know of someone who may be interested please get in touch with me ASAP

    1. Sedimentology, stratigraphy, biostratigraphy and geochronology of contourite depositional systems in the Gulf of Cadiz: MIS7 to Holocene. Contact Dr. Craig Sloss.

    2. Diagenesis of Holocene coral reef systems: the role of submarine diagenesis in reef building and palaeoclimate analysis. Contact Dr. Luke Nothdurft,


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