Overview of the 35th International Geological Congress

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The 35th International Geological Congress was hosted last week in Cape Town South Africa and several AGI member organizations were involved hosting sessions, town halls and providing speakers. By far, the biggest story was the recommendation of the Working Group on the Anthropocene to formally designate the Anthropocene as an official geological epoch. This story was picked up globally by many news outlets including the Economist, Science Magazine, the Guardian, the BBC, and the Japan Times among many others. 

FREE Workshop "Geoscience Librarianship 101" set for September 24, 2016

“Geoscience Librarianship 101” – a free workshop on earth science information resources – will be presented by the Geoscience Information Society on Saturday, September 24 in Denver, Colorado. Registration is open to all information professionals as well as students in library and information studies.

GSL: Cross Channel Invasion! Military Geology in 1940 and 1944

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If you're in London on the 29th of September, the Geological Society of London is hosting a ticketed event looking at the the role of German and British geologists during World War II. The talk will describe how geologists on opposing sides contributed to military planning and operations. GSL will also make some of its historical material on military geology, such as the maps used by the War Office, available to attendees. 

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