**The next TANG3O meeting will be hosted by the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, 22–23 November 2018.**
The Thermochronology and Noble Gas Geochronology and Geochemistry Organisation (TANG3O) was formed in 2008 to coordinate the re-equipment of Australia’s noble gas laboratories and to foster technical cooperation and research collaboration.
- To encourage collaboration through the development of an analytical network.
- To facilitate collaborative access to facilities and expertise in thermochronology, noble gas geochemistry, and geochronology.
- To enhance competitiveness through collaborative funding applications.
- To increase bargaining power with instrument suppliers.
- To provide a focus to develop partnerships with relevant industry and government agencies.
- To promote Australia’s capabilities in thermochronology, noble gas geochemistry, and geochronology nationally and internationally.
The organisation includes the 40Ar/39Ar, Fission Track and (U-Th)/He laboratories at The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University, The University of Queensland, Curtin University, and The University of Adelaide. TANG3O collaboration has been successful with the acquisition of several Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (ARC LIEF) grants for the purchase of three new generation ARGUSVI, one HELIX and one HELIX-SFT mass spectrometers. On-going cooperation is focused on the establishment of a common platform for system automation, analytical and data reduction protocols.
- Prof Andy Gleadow (The University of Melbourne)
- Dr Masahiko Honda (The Australian National University)
- Dr Marnie Forster (The Australian National University)
- A/Prof Fred Jourdan (Curtin University)
- Prof Barry Kohn (The University of Melbourne)
- Prof David Phillips (The University of Melbourne)
- Prof Paulo Vasconcelos (The University of Queensland)
- Dr Mark Kendrick (The Australian National University)
- Prof Brent McInnes (Curtin University)
- Dr Erin Matchan (The University of Melbourne)
- Prof Gordon Lister (The Australian National University)
- Prof Alan Collins (The University of Adelaide)
- Dr Stijn Glorie (The University of Adelaide)
- West Australian Argon Isotope Facility, John de Laeter Centre, Curtin University
- Argon Geochronology Laboratory, School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland
- Argon Geochronology Facility, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University
- Noble Gas Laboratory, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University
- VIEPS Ar-Ar Laboratory, School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne
- Thermochronology Research Group Facility, School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne