26th International Applied Geochemistry
Symposium Incorporating the 35th New Zealand
Geothermal Workshop, 18-21 November 2013,
Rotorua New Zealand    

The Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG)

Founded in 1970, AAG is an international organisation specialising in applied geochemistry, the purpose of which is to:


  • advance the science of geochemistry as it relates to exploration and the environment
  • further the common interests of exploration geochemists
  • facilitate the acquisition and distribution of scientific knowledge
  • promote the exchange of information
  • encourage research and development
  • advance the status of the profession
  • sponsor symposia, seminars and technical meetings


To achieve these goals AAG:

  • publishes the journal GEOCHEMISTRY: Exploration, Environment, Analysis
  • publishes a quarterly newsletter, EXPLORE
  • publishes a digital bibliography of geochemically oriented papers, available to AAG Members on the AAG web page
  • holds biennial International Applied Geochemistry Symposia with associated field trips
  • holds regional meetings of specialised interest and co-sponsor meetings with other scientific societies
  • organises workshops and short courses
  • supports a student paper prize
  • supports a distinguished lecture series
  • and produces, with Elsevier, the Handbook of Exploration Geochemistry, a series of volumes offered to members at substantially discounted rates.