The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has published a consensus document which outlines strategies for identifying and addressing issues of workplace harassment in the geosciences. An ad hoc committee consisting of representatives from ten geoscience associations or institutions from across industry and academia was convened by AGI to examine the topic of harassment. This same committee ultimately drafted the consensus document, which was formally approved by the AGI Executive Committee on April 9, 2018.
Geoscientists guide humanity in the use and stewardship of Earth's resources, drive the scientific pursuit of new knowledge about the planet, and provide education in all of the earth sciences. Professionals and students in the geosciences represent all walks of life with a full array of personal attributes and cultures.
AGI was saddened to learn of the passing of Walter L. Youngquist, a longtime supporter of the Institute. An accomplished geoscientist, Youngquist was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as an Emeritus member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He died on February 20, 2018, of age-related causes. He was 96 years old.
It’s time to submit the forms to nominate noteworthy publications and exceptional individuals in publishing for the annual Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is May 30, 2018. This deadline will give the committee enough time to read and judge the submitted publications before this year’s annual meeting in Niagara Falls, NY (September 26–29, 2018), where the winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet.
The Geochemical Society is actively seeking applications for student and early career grants to attend the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference in Boston. The society is significantly increasing the amount of funding available this year to support student/early career participation. Apply by March 30 if you meet any of these criteria:
The Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, generally known as “The Sinkhole Conference,” is the longest-running international conference of its type. Since 1984, engineers, geologists, hydrologists, land managers, biologists, and many others have gathered at these meetings to exchange cutting-edge information on karst and its many benefits and challenges. The Sinkhole Conference is managed by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute and this next conference is jointly organized with the Karst Waters Institute.
The new AGU Voices for Science program has been designed give AGU members with an interest in science policy or communications the unique opportunity to hone their skills while working directly with AGU staff to regularly conduct outreach in their own communities. Throughout the year you will receive personalized support, plus AGU will bring you to Washington, D.C. twice: for an in-depth training workshop in April, and for targeted events at Fall Meeting 2018. Learn more and apply today at https://sharingscience.agu.org/voices-for-science.
Mark your calendars! The 52nd annual meeting of the Association of Earth Science Editors will take place in Niagara Falls, New York, September 26 to 29, 2018. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to a great meeting, in a spectacular setting.