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Call for Abstracts - 51st Annual Meeting of AESE

Old Town, Yellowknife NWT, in the fall. Photo credit: Allin Kayley/NWT Tourism
Plans are under way for the 51st annual meeting of the Association of Earth Science Editors in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Meeting headquarters will be the Explorer Hotel located in downtown Yellowknife. Technical talks and a field trip will be held September 6 to 9. We invite AESE members and other interested persons to submit an abstract for any of the session topics described below (general contributions are also welcomed), chair a session, or sit on a panel discussion. The deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2017.

NAGT: Serving Our Communities #scienceserves

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The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is pleased to announce a new initiative: Serving Our Communities. From local communities to international efforts, education and geoscience both play important roles in our society. The Serving our Communities initiative celebrates the way that geoscience educators and students are engaging with local, national and global communities.

IAH Seeks Nominees for Applied Hydrogeology Award #geoscience #groundwater

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The International Association of Hydrogeologists seeks nominees for their Applied Hydrogeology Award. The award will be presented to a groundwater professional who has made an outstanding contribution to the application of hydrogeology, preferentially in developing countries or in support of international development efforts and special attention will be paid to work which h

Geo Societies Respond to US Exit from #ParisAgreement

Annual global temperature differences from the long-term average from 1880 - 2016. Each bar shows that year's temperature difference or anomaly. Image credit: NOAA National Centers for Environmental information
Multiple geoscience organizations in the American Geosciences Institute Federation publicly responded to President Donald Trump's decision to end the United States' participation in the Paris Climate Agreement. The American Association of Geographers responded with a short statement that reaffirms scientific consensus, but also notes anticipated global health impacts. The Geological Society of America published a short release reaffirming their position statement, initially adopted in 2006, and also noted that climate change is a global issue and that the Paris Agreement was a framework that allowed nations worldwide to address the same problem. American Geophysical Union (AGU) CEO Chris McEntee shared an article published to Eos, and a media statement where she reaffirms the connection between humans and climate change, the role AGU Past-President Margaret Leinen played in the Paris Climate Agreement and some of the economic impacts of climate-related disasters.

Critical Issues Monthly Roundup: May 2017

Welcome to June! Here’s what’s new from the Critical Issues Program:
  • Our next Critical Issues webinar, “Planning for Coastal Storm & Erosion Hazards”, will take place on Thursday July 6th, 1:30pm EDT/10:30am PDT. This 1.5-hour webinar will focus on efforts to anticipate, mitigate, and respond to coastal storms, erosion, and associated hazards at the federal, state, and local level. Three case studies from around the U.S. will be featured as examples of how coastal hazard planning can evolve over time, with a focus on how geoscience informs planning at all stages. Registration will open soon on our webinar page.  
  • What’s the difference between weather and climate? And what is the evidence that our present-day climate is changing? These are big questions deserving serious attention, so we’ve worked hard to bring you comprehensive, in-depth answers. We also have a new FAQ on LiDAR and its many uses (including weather and climate monitoring).
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EEGS Seeks FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief #geophysics

The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) has an immediate opening for an editor for FastTIMES. The e-magazine is downloaded over 14,000 times a year, and it showcases novel uses of near-surface geophysics in a manner that is intended to be interesting to geophysicists as well as accessible to others who may be interested in using geophysics. 


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