Join the GSNZ community
When you become a member of the GSNZ you will be joining the largest community of geoscientists in New Zealand.
Our strength lies in our members and the diversity and experience they bring to our Society with their backgrounds in education, CRIs, local authorities and consultancies.
We are a volunteer led organisation and encourage all our members to participate.
All our members are eligible for a number of benefits including:
- Free access New Zealand’s Earth science journal, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics.
- A generous 30% discount on Geoscience Communication with Primary and Intermediate Schools, an online science communication course being offered by Julian Thomson of Out There Learning Ltd. You can read more about the course here.
- Branch activities in seven locations throughout New Zealand, including field-trips, talks and social events. Details of all GSNZ events can be found here.
- Membership of any number of Special Interest Groups giving you the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals across a common interest.
- Discounted registration fees for our annual New Zealand conference.
- Apply for geoscience grants from the National Committee
- Have the GSNZ advocate on your behalf (e.g., Geopreservation)
The GSNZ seeks to inspire students to pursue a career in the geosciences.
We provide financial support to enable you to take advantage of learning opportunities in New Zealand and overseas.
Professionals with an interest in the geosciences
Whether you're a professional geoscientist, educator or consultant, the GSNZ will support you throughout your career.
Our annual conference is New Zealand's premier gathering of geoscientists, where you can network with like-minded colleagues from New Zealand and overseas.
Our Special Interest Groups provide opportunities for more in-depth discourse across a range of specialist topics.
Each year we recognise the achievements of our community with a variety of awards covering the varied disciplines that make up the geosciences.
By taking a convenor's role in a branch or special interest group, or contributing at a national level to the executive committee, you can build your profile amongst your peers and gain valuable leadership experience.
We advocate for Aotearoa New Zealand's unique geological landscapes and heritage.
You can meet some of our members here
Available to anyone studying a geoscience related subject full or part time
Joining the GSNZ as student enables you to get a head start while you are still studying.
There are opportunities, including financial support, to have your work published.
You'll be able to improve your communication skills by presenting a poster or session at our annual conference.
There's a range of scholarships specifically for students to assist with overseas travel.
You'll be able to explore you career options by networking with professionals already working in your chosen field.
Full members include anyone with an interest in the geosciences
As an early, mid or senior-career professional you'll be able to build and develop your skills.
Network with professionals from a range of specialties to expand your knowledge.
Meet colleagues working in a range of roles, expanding your own career options.
Opportunities to gain valuable leadership and executive experience.
Raise your profile through our awards and presentation opportunities.
Retired members include anyone with an interest in the geosciences who is no longer in full time employment
Keep up to date with current research and development in the geosciences.
Be inspired by the next generation.
Contribute your extensive skills and experience for the benefit of others.