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The 60th Anniversary of the Geological Society of Jamaica Conference. From the Ground Up: Bridging the Gaps of Jamaican Geology

23rd to 28th November 2015

Mona Visitors Centre and the Department of Geography and Geology, UWI Mona


Monday 23rd November: Teacher's Workshop (8:30 a.m. Registration)

Tuesday 24th November: Pre-conference Fieldtrip: White Limestone Succession at Stony Hill, St Andrew.

Wednesday 25th November: Stratigraphic Commission (8:30 a.m. Registration) and Evening Icebreaker (5 p.m.).

Thursday 26th November: Opening Ceremony and Technical Sessions (8:30 a.m. Registration).

Friday 27th November: Technical Sessions Continue.

Saturday 28th November: Post-conference Fieldtrip: Aspects of the Geology of the Parish of St Thomas.

Click here for the Online Registration Form CLICK HERE.

For a copy of the Third Circular CLICK HERE.

About the GSJ

Established in 1955, the Geological Society of Jamaica seeks to provide for the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. The Geological Society's membership seek to unites earth scientists practicing in the island and across the region.

The Geological Society of Jamaica is an organization of professional geologists and persons interested in the geosciences that promotes and encourages the study of geology and its allied sciences in Jamaica. This is done through regular field tours of areas of geological interest and public seminars and conferences. Of great importance is the publication of these activities in our newsletters and journals of international standard for local and global distribution.

Part of our mission is to bring home the relevance of the application of geological knowledge to development in Jamaica, such as the identification of raw materials for construction and mineral resources, and information to be used by construction and development companies, as well as planners and risk managers in the banking and insurance sectors.

The Geological Society of Jamaica puts emphasis on public education events for schools and the general public, using talks and exhibitions to make them interesting. The Annual GeoSciences for Development Week at the end of November each year serves to bring recent developments to the fore for the general public. Membership in the Society is open to all interested parties at the following levels: Professional, Associate, Institutional, and Student.

Students watching a presentation during Earth Science for Development Week.

Current Council Members

  • President: Prof. Simon F. Mitchell
  • Vice President: Dr. Donovan Blissett
  • Editor: Dr. Sherene James-Williamson
  • Treasurer and Secretary: Ms. Jullian Williams
  • Dr. Thomas Stemann
  • Ms. Taneisha Edwards
  • Mr. Locksley Allen
  • Ms. Natalie Robinson
  • Ms. Natalie Ferguson
  • Mr. Andre Reid
  • Student Society President: Mr. Jared Quintal

Join/Membership of the Geological Society of Jamaica

The Geological Society offers geoscientists continuity in their experience, opportunities for fellowship and support through every phase of the scientific and professional life.

Membership ranges through each career stage, from student to retirement which determines the fees that are payable and ensure gaining and retaining membership is manageable.

Memberships are renewable at the Annual General Meeting normally scheduled in April of each year.

Otherwise the form can be downloaded button and completed and mailed in with a cheque payable to the Geological Society of Jamaica.

Mail to: Membership, Geological Society of Jamaica, Department of Geography and Geology, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica.

Contact Us: Geological Society of Jamaica, c/o Department of Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica.