Wednesday, March 4, 2015

YES Network to hold a session in the IGU regional Congress in August 2015 in Russia

C12.16 Commission on Geoparks AND YES Network
Title is "Geoheritages, A Recorder of the Global Change along the Silk Road for Future Sustainable Development"

Conveners as Meng WANG*, Dongying WEI, Alireza Amrikazemi, Tanvi Arora

Silk Road, a series of routes that extend across the Eurasian continent and connect a vast area of land including Russia, Mongolia, Turkey, Iran and the Balkan Peninsula. On one hand the Silk Road is a significant traffic hub between the Asian and Europe continents; moreover it covers areas that are rich in natural resources such as petroleum, natural gas and other minerals. Not only the Silk Road fulfills the mission of providing physical routes with its abundant resources that enhance communication both economically and culturally, but more importantly along the Silk Road there are numerous of natural & culture heritages and geological wonders, for instance the Turpan Basin, the Tianshan mountains, the Pamirs, deserts and lakes. However, the Silk Road has an uncoordinated relationship between the advantages of having rich natural resources with huge future development potential and the relatively weak economical foundation in the majority of the areas, such unbalanced situation has become one of the main factors in the areas of political instability.
The Silk Road plays a significant role in cultural transmission history; it has become a popular research topic in international studies, especially in regards to its earth science researches. The cooperation and co-development of the Silk Road in various aspects including Earth science, mineral resource economy, have been highly emphasized with vital significance and international prospective.
In the past, we did a lot of research about the history heritage in this regions but not Geoheritage, which is also very important and development. The Geoheritage and Culture Heritage, both become one kind of recorder of the whole development of Silk Road from past until now. How it play the rule for the future development? And what it the Global Change impacted on them? And how we could develop the geoheritage and culture heritage for the local future sustainable development with the better protection?
We may want to have the discussing in this session to explore the Geohritage along the silk road, and we may also invite the good plan around the nearby area to find the better way to carry out here.
The session is about the development of Silk Road from the history, Geoheritage and Global change, education and local development in the future.

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Call for papers: Special Issue of YES Congress 2014 (Deadline Extension to March 27th, 2015)

Dear members and colleagues,
The YES Network and editors announce that the deadline for submission of articles to the special issue on 3rd Young Earth Scientists Congress (Tanzania, 2014) in the Journal of African Earth Sciences (Elsevier), was extended until March 27, 2015. This will be the final date.

Journal of African Earth Sciences website:
The title of this issue is "Contributions to the Global Earth Sciences Integration" following the main scope of the YES Congress.

I-          Deadlines are as follow: 
Submission deadline - February 27, 2015
LAST EXTENSION – March 27,  2015
Acceptance deadline – August 28, 2015

II-        Guidelines:
Format and instructions at:
III-      Submission:
The submission website for this journal is located at:
Very important- To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into this special issue, it is important that authors select “SI:YES congress 2014” when reaches the “Article Type” step in the submission process.
IV-     Guest editors:

Sandow Mark Yidana, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeller
Department of Earth Science
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. Ghana

Prof. Pier Fantozzi
Professor of Physical Geography and Geomorphology Department of physical sciences, earth and Environment of Siena University

Prof. Florencio Gilberto Aceñolaza
Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Tucumán and Researcher of the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET)

Prof. Qiuming Cheng
Professor of Earth and Space Science and Geography Department of Geography of York University

Dr. Riccardo Salvini
Assistant Professor at Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment at Siena   University

Dr. Carlos Cónsole-Gonella
Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of Tucumán and Researcher of the National    Research Council of Argentina (CONICET)

Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information to:
Dr. Carlos Cónsole-Gonella
YES Network - Scientific Collaboration Team Leader
INSUGEO (Instituto Superior de Correlación Geológica)
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
Miguel Lillo 205 (4000) San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina