Marina Costelloe

Section Leader
Geoscience Australia

Canberra, ACT

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting


Marina Costelloe is the Immediate Past President of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics, the third woman in 30 years to hold this role, and the first Public Sector Leader to hold this role. Marina has been a director of the ASEG since 2015. Marina Costelloe a B.Sc. and a Grad. Dip. Sci. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Sydney and after 10 years in mineral exploration, returned to university to complete a M.Sc. from James Cook University in 2004. Marina is a geophysicist with over 25 years of experience in STEM. Since joining Geoscience Australia 12 years ago, has worked in areas as diverse as mining and mineral exploration, groundwater, critical infrastructure, monitoring earthquakes, and contributing to international efforts to monitor nuclear tests and space weather. Marina is passionate about STEM, gender equity and diversity. Marina mentors and coaches many people in all stages of their career. In her spare time, she sits on the Science and Technology Australia board as the cluster representative (current till 2020), representing over 15 000 earth scientists, championing science and technology and positively Australia's strategies on national resources (groundwater, minerals and energy), geo-safety and economic security.