Tuesday, December 7, 2010

YES Network sessions at EGU 2011 - Abstracts Due 10 Jan!

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2011 meeting will be in Vienna, Austria from 03-08 April 2011.

Abstracts are now being accepted for all sessions and we encourage all YES Network members to submit their abstracts as there are many exciting sessions! The deadline for abstract submissions is 10 January 2011.

Please visit the EGU 2011 website for more information about how to submit your abstract and for information about financial support: http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2011/home.html

Please especially note the following sessions that are being convened and/or co-convened by YES Network members:
(If you are a YES Network member and are convening a session at EGU that we have not listed here, please let us know and we'll update this post to show your session information.)

SSP1.2: Recent advances in fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy
Convener: Andrew Wilson
Co-Conveners: Arnold Reesink , Andreas Rittersbacher , Joanne Venus

Fluvial deposits contain some of our most precious groundwater and hydrocarbon resources, are archives of paleo-environmental conditions, are sensitive to environmental change, and rivers themselves are the conduit through which continents are linked to oceans and basins.

The study of both modern and ancient river deposits is therefore critical to our understanding of the effects of forcing factors such as climate and tectonics on drainage networks and sedimentary architecture, and in developing predictive tools for assessing resource potential.

We cordially invite submissions spanning the breadth of fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy with the aim of providing a comprehensive overview of recent advances in this area by field-based, numerical and experimental methods on both channel- and overbank deposits at a range of temporal and spatial scales.

We encourage submission of interdisciplinary research on current topics such as:
• the use of new technologies for characterisation of fluvial architecture, heterogeneities and facies, and their applications to aquifers and hydrocarbon reservoirs
• unravelling preservation potential to link modern rivers to ancient successions
• quantification of ripple- to catchment-scale sediment dynamics and interactions of the fluvial system with adjacent environments

EOS02/EG3: Cultural and Political Impacts on Building Global Geoscience Human Capacity
Convener: Christopher Keane
Co-Conveners: Leila Gonzales , Sarah Gaines

This session will look at the current global state of affairs in the development of the next generation of geoscientists. In particular, the future population of geoscientists is critical to the economic and societal stability and growth of all nations into the foreseeable future. Developed nations face the immediate need to replace their current aging population of geoscientists, whereas developing nations have an immediate need to cultivate human and capital infrastructure to support the training of future geoscientists. International collaborative efforts must be made into new energy and mineral sources and enabling the appropriate stewardship of the environment. However, will the developing world be able to educate enough geoscientists to meet their own social and economic needs in building sustainable economies while protecting their natural environment into the future? Presentations that examine these themes, and particularly these topics are encouraged:
• Broad surveys of the state of the geoscience workforce across national boundaries
• The cultural and social impacts on the next generation of geoscientists
• Programs that are focused on improving capacity building in developing nations and underrepresented populations
• The transferability of geoscience credentials across political boundaries
• The mobility of geoscientists across political and organizational boundaries
• How different national strategies are addressing domestic geoscience issues and the need for expertise
• The role of the private sector in training local workforce and strategies for cooperation with the public sector.

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