Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Call for Submission _Seismic Atlas (Wiley Blackwell)

Dear members,    

Our co-edited "Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation on Seismic Images” will be published by Wiley Blackwell. We invite you and your research group to submit four contributions/entries (four seismic colour images and captions), from any terrain, in this atlas. You can submit your already published images after taking due permission.

If you are interested, kindly express interest within 29-Sept-2015 at   seismicatlas@gmail.com      and submit contributions within Nov 2015. Please ask for clarifications if you need so.
1. Expression of interest:                                                     29-Sept-2015
2. Submission of images and captions:                                Nov 2015
3. Review comments reach authors:                                    Dec 2015
4. Book ms submitted to Wiley Blackwell:                         March 2016
5. Book publication:                                                            October 2016

Wiley Blackwell will publish the atlas with all images in colour. Therefore we are seeking high resolution (300 dpi) colour images from potential authors. Images need not come from the same terrain, and may represent different structures. Captions should be wellexplanatory and utilize up to 500 words. Compulsorily provide us uninterpreted seismic images as well. Include explanatory sketches/models/maps/3D views/seismic attribute images/well data etc. to support your interpretation.  It will be good to provide up to 4 references per caption so that the reader can go back to the key publications and learn more about that structure and the terrain.

Interpretation could be inherently subjective. To address this important yet commonly overlooked aspect, we wish to get some of the submitted seismic images interpreted by another author who is unaware of the terrain. If you agree to have your seismic image interpreted by another author, please mention that in the cover letter. There is nothing wrong or right in another interpretation, and experienced interpreters tend to be very close to reality (Bond et al. 2015, Geol. Soc. Sp. Pub. 421: dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP421.4). This will be very informative for the readers and may even provide the contributors with possible alternate interpretations. We may keep such re-interpretations in a web-based repository as “Supplementary Material”.

If you have diffraction seismic images as a new imaging technology, we would encourage to submit those images along with their interpretations. Please demonstrate how they are better in imaging certain structures.

We intend to have the following chapters/divisions in the book. However, being an edited volume, the final chapters will actually depend on the actual contributions received. We (editors) will write brief introduction for individual chapters. In case your contribution does not match with the contents that we have set, we can add up a miscellaneous section to incorporate such images and contributions.

We anticipate the book will be of great use in both academics and intustry.

Tentative contents:
1. General information on seismic technology
2. Structural geology basics
3. Faults
            i. Normal faults
            ii. Reverse faults/Thrusts
            iii. Strike-slip faults
            iv. Fault linkages/transfers/relay ramps
            v. Reactivation
            vi. Inversion
            vii. Sediment-fault interactions

4. Folds
            i. Compressional folds: antiforms
            ii. Compressional folds: synforms
            iii. Compaction structures
            iv. Forced folds
            v. Roll-over anticlines
            vi. Sediment fold interactions
5. Mobile substrates – shale and salt
            i. Shale Growth Fault Thrusts Belts (GFTBs)
            ii. Salt structures
            iii. Complications in salt and sub-salt interpretations
6. Unique structures
7. Common pitfalls in interpretation

Achyuta Ayan Misra-1, Soumyajit Mukherjee-2
1. Reliance Industries Limited, Mumbai, INDIA

2. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, INDIA

Monday, August 17, 2015

Call for Papers: International Multidisciplinary Forum for young researchers "Academic Science Week - 2015"

Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences call for Papers: International Multidisciplinary Forum of young scientists and specialists "Academic Science Week - 2015", will be holding on November 2-4, 2015.
Young scientists and specialists under the age of 40
The body of the abstract is accepted in the electronic format typed in MS Word. Font – Times New Roman (12pts), with single line spacing. Paper format is А4, margins are 2.5 cm. The thesis length should not exceed 2 pages, including one figure and one table; The title of the thesis – capital letters, bold (11pts), aligned centrally, without indent. Next line should contain family name and initials of the authors, italic, aligned centrally. If the authors are from different organizations, indicate *; Next line with * should contain the full name of the organization, city, country and email address of the presenter. Fonts are 11 pts, italic, aligned central. The figure should be inserted in the text as JPEG.
A summary in English must be submitted in abstract that will be presented in the Azerbaijani language.

Conference topics:
- Multidisciplinary approach in science
- New achievements and prospects of Information & Communication - Technologies
- From Theory to Practice
- Life and environmental safety

Hospitality, intended to set sail and conference-related expenses (hotel, food, etc.) will be paid by the Organizing Committee.

The event dedicated to the 70th anniversary of ANAS and aims to bring together research and educational institutions of the country, relevant ministries, scientific funds, entrepreneurs and media representatives. Within the Forum, it is planned to organize a conference with the purpose of organize international debates on multidisciplinary scientific directions which is very actual in nowadays and provide active participation of young researchers in these debates.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Global Young Academy – 2015 Call for New Members

The 2015 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2015 is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11 pm UTC, Sunday 27 September 2015.

Please see here for more information including application forms and instructions.

The Global Young Academy:

Founded in 2010, the Global Young Academy is an international organization of young researchers with members from six continents.
Members are selected for five year terms. Each member should attend the Annual General Meeting (25-29 May 2016) and is expected to actively contribute to one or more of the organization’s programs, which include participation in policy development, promotion of national young academies, supporting science and education at the international level, and the young scientist ambassador program. For more information on the Global Young Academy or any of its programs, please visit www.globalyoungacademy.net.

Friday, August 7, 2015


The earthquake felt August 7, 2015 at 3:24 has a tectonic origin. Effect in the subregion of the Great Lakes is characterized by an extensive zone (rifting) whose extension is valued at 1cm per year. Therefore, this tectonic activity is always accompanied by intense seismic activity. Note that the last great earthquake pacer in the region dates back to February 2008.

Location of the earthquake (Epicentre)
The seismic history of the area and damage assessment this morning leads us to hypothesize that the epicenter was located in Kalehe territory (Ihusi on Lake Kivu) near the fault Birava exactly in the Southwest region of Lake Kivu.

Intensity of the earthquake
According to the observation of the damage and the report analysts CEEG Goma this morning, the intensity would be 6 on the scale Merchalli (Magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale according to the Volcanological Observatory of Goma). It is now difficult to rally this earthquake with volcanic activity in the region and this would have no direct impact on a possible volcanic eruption. The population of Goma has not to worry for now only it must remain vigilant and attentive to the authorities of the directives.
As the earthquake is usually due to a brisque release of energy, a series of small tremors will be felt for a period of 10 to 15 days related to residual energy release and ongoing accumulation.

We note the following damage
Several injuries and loss of life are reported in the towns of Mabingu, Katana (according to a summary report provided by the health zone Kabamba, Katana) Lwiro, Lugendo, Kabamba, Kavumu, Tshovi, Kavumu, Bagira (in town Bukavu) etc.
There are also reports of collapsed houses and more damage.

Population Council
The Centre for Expertise and Geological Survey (CEEG) advise the population of the sub-region of the Great Lakes, Goma and Bukavu in particular to observe the following basic principles:
- Do not freak disaster (earthquake) given that we live in an area with permanent and continuous seismic activity.
- Move away from buildings, suspended and unstable objects in case of an earthquake;

- Protect especially the head by hiding under a table, desk or table doorways during a quake or if there is opportunity to go outside.

Friday, July 17, 2015

4th GIRAF Workshop, 6th – 9th of October 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique.

We would like to announce to all of you and invite you warmly to the 4th GIRAF workshop which will take place from 6th – 9th of October 2015 in Maputo, Mozambique.

The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Mines and Energy and jointly organized by the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) and National Directorate of Geology (DNG), Maputo, together with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany, supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The workshop will be under the patronage of the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI), UNESCO and the Geological Society of Africa (GSAF).

The main topic will be Geoscience Information and Sustainable Mining, but contributions to all Geoscience Information topics in particular in Africa are welcome.
At the moment BGR, UEM and DNG are working together on the 4-day workshop program. In parallel we are up-dating the GIRAF website www.giraf-network.org  where you can register your interest in your participation of GIRAF 2015. Please check regularly for new and actualized information.

Friday, June 5, 2015

International Forum on Geological Risk Management, 14-16 October 2015, Peru

The Forum is organized by INGEMMET – the Peruvian Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute. This event will take place from 14th to 16th October in the city of Arequipa – Peru. Its aim is to have together a group of senior experts so they publicize their ongoing works and the methodologies that are currently being applied in management of geological risk in order to spread their knowledge within Peruvian authorities and reduce future disasters.
During the event different experts will describe their scientific research and experiences, classified into 04 thematic sessions:
• Geoscientific research
• Prevention and Risk Reduction
• Preparation, response and rehabilitation
• Reconstruction
For further information, the website is here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

4th International Geoscience & Geomatics Conference 23rd - 25th November 2015, Manama, Bahrain

In Collaboration with the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain, the Arab Remote Sensing and GIS Organisation (ARGISO) is pleased to announce the 4th International Geoscience and Geomatics Conference.

 An internationally renowned Keynote speakers in the field of Remote Sensing will be holding discussion on several topics , namely, Professor Alfredo Huete (University of Technology, Sydney), Professor Mazlan Hashim (University of Technology Malaysia).
The Conference provides a platform for professionals, researchers and student from all over the world to exchange new findings and advances in this field.

It aims to cover all aspects on scientific and technical advances in the field of Geoscience and Geomatics ranging from the integration of instruments, methodologies and technologies to their use in environmental sciences, engineering and other natural sciences. in addition, the 2nd International ASD Users meeting will be held alongside the conference.

The Board of Scientific Committee of the 4th International Geoscience and Geomatics Conference:
Head of Scientific Committee
Professor Abderrazak Bannari, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain

Members of Scientific Committee:
Professor Mazlan Hashim, Institut of Geospatial Science and Technology, Malaysia
Dr Riadh Abdelfattah, Ecole Superieur des Communicatiopns de Tunis, Tunis
Dr Hassan Rhinane, University Hassan-II, Morocco
Dr Sabah Al-Jenaid, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Dr Abdelgadir Abulgasim, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Dr Jan Friesen, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany
Dr Mohammad alsahli, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Dr Abderrahman El-Fouladi, Geo- Planete Solutions Inc., Canada
Dr Wisam Mohammed, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Dr Yassine Charabi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Dr Nadeem Hashem, Environmental Studies Center, Qatar
Dr. Mohamed AlFarhan, Head of Remote Sensing Center, KACST, Saudi Arabia


Researchers can submit their papers on the following topics:
• Remote Sensing Applications In Agriculture
• Remote Sensing Applications In Soil sciences
• Remote Sensing Applications In Geology
• Remote Sensing Applications In Geography
• Remote Sensing Applications In Hydrology
• Image processing
• Remote Sensing Applications In Environmental
• Remote Sensing Applications In Hazard and Natural Disaster Monitoring
• Remote Sensing Applications In Land use and land cover
• Remote Sensing and GIS
• Remote Sensing and Climate Change

Important Dates:
Deadline Submission of Abstracts :May 30, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2015
Full papers submission: September 15, 2015
Geoscience and Geomatics  Conference: November 23rd-25th, 2015

For more information please go to the following site: http://arabgeomatics.com/