National Geoscience Champion

Prize: Award


The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) is the Peak Council of geoscientists in Australia and has awarded Professor Simon Lang as the fourth person to receive the award of National Geoscience Champion. "Simon has made an immeasurable contribution to advancing Geoscience in Australia as an academic, industry geologist or leading field courses for people at all levels of professional development. He willingly explains key geological concepts in terms that can be understood and with a sometimes mischievous sense of humour. He is ready to share his knowledge with anyone who asks and was an important part of the skills development programs at Woodside. He has published extensively and there is always something of importance in his papers. He has made important contributions to the teaching and practice of Geoscience in the international arena and he is recognised as a leading Australian subject matter expert in sedimentology and stratigraphy.
Simon has contributed to the development of Australia’s resources through his unparalleled knowledge of the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the key prospective basins. His ideas and geological models have been influenced successful exploration and appraisal programs, while his critical review and encouragement of the work of others has had a significant impact."
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsAustralian Geoscience Council