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IUGS Heritage Stone Task Group: Available Support for YES to attend GSA 2015

The Heritage Stone Task Group (HSTG) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) is supporting young earth scientists (YES) to attend the GSA conference this year in Baltimore.

In the frame of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP 637), HSTG is offering a financial support up to $US2000 to YES. Recipients will also be expected to make a conference presentation in the HSTG session, related to natural stones, architectonic heritage and related issues during the GSA meeting.

The support targets also women scientists and scientists from developing countries.

Those interested should send a message showing interest and a short cv, with a potential title for the contribution in the HSTG session, to the HSTG secretary general Barry Cooper: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicatons will be received up to 30 June 2015.


35th International Geological Congress (IGC) 2016: GEOHOST Programme

GeoHost is a support scheme that aims to provide financial support to selected young earth scientists from around the globe, or eligible geoscientists who live and work in low-income countries to attend the 35TH IGC in 2016. Financial support obtained by the 35TH IGC through sponsorship or funding mechanisms will be utilised to assist young geoscientists (inclusive of YES participants) and deserving geoscientists from low-income countries to participate in the 35TH IGC as full delegates.

More information on eligibility and application process is available on the 35th IGC website: http://www.35igc.org/Verso/41/GeoHost



The School is organized by the National Institute of Geophysics & Volcanology (INGV) and by AMRA (Analysis and Monitoring of Environmental Risk), with the support of BioGem (Ariano Irpino) and it will be held between August 2 and August 8, 2015 at the INGV section in Grottaminarda (Avellino, Italy).

The Summer School purpose is to enhance a student's knowledge by going beyond a standard classroom-based applied seismology curriculum, by a full-immersion into a typical and tight industry-standard high-resolution  exploration seismology project to be completed in seven days.

For more information, please visit: http://exploreus.gm.ingv.it/index.html


CFES Survey of Canadian Geoscientists under the age of 35

If you are a Canadian geoscience professional or student under the age of 35, please check out the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES) online survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CFES_Under_35_workforce. There will also be a link to the Survey on the CFES website www.geoscience.ca CFES, in cooperation with Geoscientists Canada (www.ccpg.ca) and the Canadian Council of Chairs of Earth Science Departments http://cccesd.acadiau.ca /has identified the need to better understand the transition from university graduation to initial career advancement of Canadian Earth scientists.

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