Dear Geographers,

This is a reminder to complete the questionnaire explained below. We need as many responses as possible to ensure that all viewpoints are represented on the issues surveyed in the questionnaire.
 
The National Committee for Geographical Sciences, a committee of the Academy of Science representing Australian geographers, is preparing a report on strategic directions for the discipline The aim of the project is to produce a document that explains the contributions that geography can make to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Australians and Australia through research, education, training, expertise and community outreach. It will also identify any actions that would enhance these contributions. The report will be written for public and private sector decision makers, educational administrators, politicians, community organisations and the general public.
 
To assist in the preparation of this report, the National Committee is seeking the views of geographers through a questionnaire. We welcome responses from university staff, graduate students, teachers, geographers working in the public or private sectors (such as planning, local government, environmental agencies, the spatial information sector and many other areas), employers, and any other interested persons.
 
The questionnaire is at https://www.science.org.au/node/3443. The closing date is 16 May.
 
Alaric Maude
Chair
National Committee for Geographical Sciences