Friday, March 30, 2012

Important Information on the YES Network Elections: Please read.

Dear All,
Please note the email address for ALL applications for the 2012-14 leadership team.

At this time we are ONLY accepting applications for the following positions:
President (1 role)
Team Leaders (5x roles)

The team leader roles are for the following teams:

1. Communicating Science
2. Career Development
3. Regional YES Network (esp applicable to current National and Regional Reps)
4. Scientific Collaboration
5. Communications and Support Team

We advise you to read the information available at (download the document YES2012NetworkElections) to find out about the teams and their aims.

Please note these positions are ALL for the YES Network 2012-14 Executive.

If you wish to apply for a Team Member Role - please await further instructions (that is the next phase of the elections)

If you are a National Representative, please do not apply for extension/ reapplication at this stage.

We encourage all members to consider applying.

BY THE  6th April.

Receipt of applications sent to the yesnetwork.president or other leadership team accounts cannot be guaranteed due to high email volumes. So please ensure you send your application to the specific address.

Thank you

Joanne Venus

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The YES Network Elections are running NOW!

*** YES Network Elections! ***

Dear YES Network Members,

The YES Network is holding elections for Executive Roles and Team Members for the next term, 2012-2014. Please view the following document for information about running for positions, voting and general information. We highly encourage you to become active members in the YES community if you are not already. If you have any questions about YES elections, please email the current YES President Jo Venus at

YES Executive Committee

IUGS COGE Logo Contest

The IUGS Commission on Geoscience Education, Training & Technology Transfer (IUGS COGE would like to announce a IUGS COGE Logo contest. 
1)      The IUGS COGE Logo contest is open only to individuals. The contest is not open to companies, institutions, organizations, etc. or to groups associated with such institutions.

2)      The logo must contain the words COGE (or it must be clear in its design).

3)      The logo must reflect the institutional relation with IUGS.

4)      Due to the requirements for high quality printing, and re-sizing, entries must be submitted in scalable vector graphic format.

5)      The logo must reveal the geoscience educational activities of our Commission.

6)      All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design.

7)      All entries will become the sole property of IUGS COGE.

8)      IUGS COGE  reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or entry at its sole discretion.

9)      Accepting the prize constitutes permission for IUGS COGE to make public and otherwise use the winner's name, and country of residence for publicity purposes.

The winner will receive an Acknowledgement Certificate and a $100 cash award from our Commission which will be officially given at the next IGC Congress in Brisbane, Australia (5-10 August 2012). The deadline for the IUGS COGE Logo contest is 7 July, 2012 (Pacific Daylight Time).