Monday, February 13, 2012

Submit your abstract to the One Geology session in the 34th IGC 2012!

Dear OneGeology colleagues,

Please remember to submit your OneGeology abstracts by 17th February.
The OneGeology sessions are within Theme 5 as follows:

5.1 Geoscience Spatial Data Infrastructure
Robert Tomas (, Bruce Simons (

Symposium for regional geoscience information activities and developments from Oceania, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The latest news from geoscience-related Spatial Data Infrastructure development around the world, with particular reference to the pan-European INSPIRE initiative and SDI, the North American GIN and Geoconnections initiatives and the Australian AuScope project

5.2. Information Management - Interoperability and Standards
John Laxton (, Simon Cox (

Geoscience information management best practise and standards for digital and analogue data; thesauri, dictionaries, vocabularies, ontologies and semantics. Development and application of information exchange formats underpinning interoperability (GeoSciML, GML, EarthResourceML, OGC and other standards), mapping data models to standards; successes, best practise and lessons learnt.

5.3. Delivery, dissemination and exploitation of geoscience data and information
Richard Hughes (, Oliver Raymond (

Strategic and technical progress, developments and plans from the OneGeology Global and OneGeology Europe initiatives. The creation of information and knowledge from geoscience data to address societal needs and create societal impacts and benefits; intellectual property and digital rights management in the digital era. Developments and best practise in the delivery of dynamic and static data and information.

Download the full details in the brochure for Theme 5 at

Best regards
OneGeology secretariat

IGC-YES Symposium 2012 in Brisbane, Australia

Dear YES member,

We invite you to submit an abstract to the IGC YES Symposium ‘Overcoming geoscience challenges in the 21st century by developing and improving the skills of early-career geoscientists’ (Theme 36, symposium 36.7).

You should note that this symposium is a part of the main IGC program and therefore abstract submission for this symposium will be governed by the same ‘rules’ as other IGC abstracts.
This means that:
- Abstracts must be submitted via the IGC abstract portal (; this involves a cost)
- Presenters may only give one oral presentation; they can however have both a talk and a poster (separate abstracts need to be submitted for each)
- Abstracts are due by 17 February 2012 (AUSTRALIAN TIME)
- Abstracts must be submitted using the correct template or they may be rejected outright

We recommended that you don’t leave your abstract submission until the last minute as many people do that and the servers can get overloaded preventing upload.

Finally, if you do have any problems submitting your abstract please contact the conference organisers (email provided) NOT the YES President.


YES Communications Support Team