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View the YES Network - APECS Townhall Session

View the presentations and discussion for the YES Network - APECS Townhall "TM4: Career Development: How can we integrate graduate and employer needs?" You can also click here (or scroll down the page) to read about the speakers and the session itself.

View the video of the presentations    |   View the video of the panel discussion

Are you headed to the EGU 2011 meeting? Let us know!

Email Jo Venus at if you plan on attending the EGU 2011 meeting and want to get involved with our YES Network activities.

We are on the EGU 2011 blog-roll, so do let us know if you want to blog about talks, workshops, and other EGU 2011 and YES Network activities!

The social afterwards that is being provided by the YES Network, APECS, SCAR, and AGU.

Help us to get the word out about the townhall meeting! Download the flyer and distribute it.

Visit us at Exhibit Booth # 59.

Thank you to the American Geological Institute for providing us with some booth space at EGU this year! Come visit us at exhibitor booth # 59. Make sure to pick up a YES Network sticker to put on your name badge!

YES Network Activities Schedule

(YES Network members have an asterisk next to their names.)

Monday, 04 April

SSPI.2: Recent advances in fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy (sponsored by IAS)  (view session)
Oral Presentations: 08:30 - 10:00, Room 4
Poster Presentations: 17:30-19:00, Hall A
Convenors: Andrew Wilson, Arnold Reesink, Andreas Rittersbacher, Joanne Venus*

Poster Presentation: 17:30-19:00, Hall XL

The temporal and spatial response of the Nordic Seas surface conditions to external and internal forcings during the Holocene - A Data-Model comparison
Michael Blaschek, Cedric J. Van Meerbeeck*, and Hans Renssen (XL 33 EGU2011-9834)


Tuesday, 05 April

YES Network Lunch
12:00-13:00, meet at the YES Network booth space (Exhibit Booth #59)

Come and meet other YES Network members and have a chat over a picnic lunch. We will stop at a shop where you can buy food and then we will head to Donaupark for a relaxed chat.

EOS02/EG3: Cultural and Political Impacts on Building Global Geoscience Human Capacity (view session)
Poster Presentations: 17:30-19:00, Hall XL
Convenors: Christopher Keane*, Leila Gonzales*, Sarah Gaines*

A Global View of the Geoscience Profession: Updates from the IUGS Taskforce on the Global Geoscience Workforce
Leila Gonzales*, Christopher Keane* (XL1 EGU2011-1799)

New Time for the Development of Young Generation in Geosciences from the view of Developing Country
Meng Wang*, Xuankui Hu, Ziguo Hao (XL4 EGU2011-10921)

Town hall: TM4: Career Development: How can we integrate graduate and employer needs? (view session details)

View the videos of the Presentations and Panel Discussion

Presentations and Discussion: 19:00-20:00, Room 5
Convenor: Joanne Venus*
Co-organized by the YES Network and APECS

Panelists(view speaker information)

Dr. Leila M. Gonzales
YES Network, Communications Team member, ex-officio
Geoscience Workforce Analyst, American Geological Institute, USA

Mr. Allen Pope
President, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
PhD Student, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Alan Haywood
School of Earth and the Environment, University of Leeds, UK

Mr. Luca Demicheli
Secretary General, EuroGeoSurveys - The Geological Surveys of Europe, Italy

Dr. Dawn R. Ferris
Soil Science Program Coordinator, Soil Science Society of America, USA

Mr. David Ellis
Manager, Seismic R&D - UK, BP Exploration Operating Co. Ltd, UK

Thank you to the following organizations for promoting this web-based townhall discussion:

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20:30 at Café Einstein

This event will be held at Café Einstein ( and will provide a fantastic opportunity to meet polar and geoscience early-career scientists from around the world. Drinks and nibbles will be provided to facilitate networking, so please join in what promises to be a really fun evening.

We will meet at Café Einstein at 20.30, but the networking event will directly follow the YES Network -APECS Townhall Meeting at 19.00 : "Career Development: How Can We Integrate Graduate and Employer Needs?" Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Thank you to the following organizations for sponsoring this event:

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Wednesday, 06 April

Poster Presentation: 17:30-19:00, Hall A
View the Oral Presentation about the poster: 14:30-14:45, Room 41

Support for the Astronomically Calibrated 40Ar/39Ar Age of Fish Canyon Sanidine: Evidence from the Quaternary
Tiffany Rivera*, Michael Storey, Christian Zeeden, Klaudia Kuiper, and Frederik Hilgen (A489 EGU2011-10378)


Poster Presentation: 17:30-19:00, Hall XL

What controlled the onset of Hudson Strait Heinrich(-like) events in the Mid-Pleistocene (~640 ka)?
David Naafs*, Jens Hefter, Patrizia Ferretti, Ruediger Stein, and Gerald Haug (XL156     EGU2011-484)