The mission of the International Association of Geoanalysts (IAG) is:

“To serve as an international forum for the advancement of geoanalytical science and to promote the interests and support the professional needs of those involved in the analysis of geological and environmental materials.”

One of the IAG’s main objectives is to organise conferences and meetings and to act as the main sponsor of the Geoanalysis series of conferences and to encourage younger scientists in the profession and their participation in meetings. Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia was selected by the IAG Council to host the 10th of the IAG’s main triennial conference. This venue in the vibrant city of Sydney was chosen because of Macquarie University’s importance as a leading center of geochemical and environmental microanalysis and as a thriving hotspot for research in earth sciences. Macquarie University is located in Sydney’s North, about 15km from Sydney Central Business District and offers excellent facilities situated in a park-like campus. The relaxed ambiance and environment gives great opportunities to meet colleagues and to network with companies. This conference offers the opportunity to young scientists to get international exposure to the leading scientists in the field of geoanalysis. Special care is being taken to provide inexpensive accomodation and low conference fees for students from all over the world. The organising committee cordially invites you to submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters with the option of publishing in a special edition of the high quality Wiley-Blackwell scientific journal Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research. We would also like to invite all potential exhibitors to contact the organising committee about participation in this event. Sponsorship opportunities will be available to industrial partners.



Up to 200 delegates from all over the world are expected to attend the Geoanalysis 2018 conference.



We invite everyone with an interest in the following topics:


  • EPMA
  • SIMS
  • SEM and TEM
  • Any other analytical technique related to geoanalysis


  • Geochemical exploration
  • Reference Materials
  • Metrology applied to chemical analysisv
  • Proficieny testing
  • Sample preparation
  • Geochronology including for crude oils and oil deposits
  • Isotope fractionation studies, including heavy elements
  • Environmental studies
  • Mapping and regional geochemistry
  • Industrial processes and ore beneficiation
  • Quality control
  • Geochemical Sampling
  • Forensics
  • On site analysis
  • Education