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AGI Announces 'Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People' Webinar Series for Earth Science Week 2023

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and Earth Science Week program partners invite students, educators, geoscience professionals, and others to participate in the "Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People" Webinar Series during Earth Science Week (October 8-14, 2023).

This webinar series will cover an array of thought-provoking, timely topics relating to the theme and will feature:

The Invisible Mine: envisioning the future of mining in Europe

Friday, October 13, 2023

This presentation will explore emerging robotic technologies set to revolutionise the future of mining. Cutting-edge innovations in AI-guided robotic mining pods and advanced selective mining processes funded by EU research programmes will be covered. The talk will showcase how the uptake of robotic technologies can minimise social and environmental impacts through improvements in safety, efficiency, resource utilisation and the radical reduction of surface footprints. The aim is to highlight the emergence of a new paradigm of near-invisible, minimally invasive mining enhanced by robotics, where raw materials are supplied reliably and ethically without harming natural ecosystems or human communities. The EU efforts to advance this paradigm are boosted by the need to reduce dependency on imports of mineral raw materials required to implement the Green Deal while increasing the public acceptance of mining.

Speakers

  • Vitor Correia, Secretary General, International Raw Materials Observatory

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About the 2023 Earth Science Week Webinar Series

Innovations in the geosciences allow us to study the Earth in new ways. Emerging technologies and updated methods of collecting data help monitor phenomena such as natural hazards, climate change, and the overall health of ecosystems. The 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series will explore different projects and technologies that are innovatively studying the Earth, and will include ways to bring innovations in geoscience classrooms.

 

Geologic Mapping in​ Glaciated Terrains

Thursday, November 2, 2023

In this webinar, Kaleb Wagner, a PhD student at Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University, will discuss “Geologic mapping in glaciated terrains” and his work with the Minnesota Geological Survey.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live questions from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

 

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The Future of Earth's Critical Materials

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Critical minerals, and more broadly critical materials, are essential for many industries and products, but the availability of these materials is at risk. This webinar will introduce what critical minerals are as well as an innovative method for locating them. There is also an introduction to critical materials, including ways in which students, educators, and the public can engage with them. This webinar is part of the 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series.

Speakers

  • Anjana K Shah, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Cynthia Howell, Critical Materials Institute

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About the 2023 Earth Science Week Webinar Series

Innovations in the geosciences allow us to study the Earth in new ways. Emerging technologies and updated methods of collecting data help monitor phenomena such as natural hazards, climate change, and the overall health of ecosystems. The 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series will explore different projects and technologies that are innovatively studying the Earth, and will include ways to bring innovations in geoscience classrooms.

Photogrammetry: Introduction and Applications in Geoscience and Geoscience Education

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Three-dimensional models can be used to inspect samples, such as rocks or corals, and model environmental changes over time. Speakers will introduce photogrammetry, a method for creating 3D models, and its many applications in geoscience education and research during this webinar. This webinar is part of the 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series.

Speakers

  • Ryan Hollister, Modesto Junior College and California State University, Stanislaus
  • Dr. Jeffrey Moore, University of Utah
  • Erin Lyons, U.S. Geological Survey

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About the 2023 Earth Science Week Webinar Series

Innovations in the geosciences allow us to study the Earth in new ways. Emerging technologies and updated methods of collecting data help monitor phenomena such as natural hazards, climate change, and the overall health of ecosystems. The 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series will explore different projects and technologies that are innovatively studying the Earth, and will include ways to bring innovations in geoscience classrooms.

Drones for Earth Science

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Drones allow us to study the Earth in new ways. The collected data can help monitor phenomena such as natural hazards, climate change, and resource extraction. This webinar will explore many ways that drones are being used in the geosciences, including recent drone innovations and classroom applications. This webinar is part of the 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series.

Speakers

  • Lindsay Mossa, American Geosciences Institute
  • Matt Zimmerer, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
  • Dr. Gregory Foltz, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr. Richard Bishop, Virginia Tech Mining & Minerals Engineering | SME
  • Dr. Norbert Zajzon, University of Miskolc
  • Hannah H. Ziegler, Vanderbilt University

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About the 2023 Earth Science Week Webinar Series

Innovations in the geosciences allow us to study the Earth in new ways. Emerging technologies and updated methods of collecting data help monitor phenomena such as natural hazards, climate change, and the overall health of ecosystems. The 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series will explore different projects and technologies that are innovatively studying the Earth, and will include ways to bring innovations in geoscience classrooms.

Partnerships Provide Safe Drinking Water to Rural Communities

Monday, October 9, 2023

Geoscientists can form innovative relationships in order to solve problems that a community may face. Speakers in this webinar will share how scientists and students have worked together and used a variety of techniques to locate safe drinking water for rural communities. This webinar is part of the 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series.

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About the speakers

Dr. Joseph Orojah Osumeje is a young and seasoned geophysicist at the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. He is presently an Assisstant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the field of geophysics and specializes in the application of geophysics to solve humanity’s problems. Dr Osumeje holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Physics, M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics and a Ph.D. in Geophysics. He has over 16 years of experience in conducting research, consulting, and applying new techniques to explore and manage Earth’s resources. His research now focuses on the application of geophysical techniques to locate, characterize, and manage groundwater resources. He is currently a Project Lead in a Geoscientist without Borders® (GWB) sponsored project, where he is applying innovative geophysical techniques to explore groundwater for two rural villages in Nigeria. In addition to his research and consulting work, he is also a dedicated educator and mentor. He has supervised numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have gone on to successful careers of their own. He has several publications and conference presentations to his credit. Overall, Dr. Joseph Orojah Osumeje‘s contributions to the field of geophysics is significant and far-reaching. His leadership and mentoring have inspired the next generation of exploration professionals. Dr. Osumeje is married with children.

Daniel Eshimiakhe, a Nigerian scholar, is pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Geophysics at Ahmadu Bello University, building on his academic foundation with a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.Sc. in Applied Geophysics. Daniel's enthusiasm for artificial intelligence fuels his mission to leverage machine learning for resolving geophysical interpretation challenges, particularly the Werner deconvolution problem. With a passion for exploration, he aspires to broaden his horizons and knowledge beyond borders. Daniel has already made strides in his field, actively participating in two grant-funded research projects.

This webinar is sponsored by Geoscientists without Borders®.

About the 2023 Earth Science Week Webinar Series

Innovations in the geosciences allow us to study the Earth in new ways. Emerging technologies and updated methods of collecting data help monitor phenomena such as natural hazards, climate change, and the overall health of ecosystems. The 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series will explore different projects and technologies that are innovatively studying the Earth, and will include ways to bring innovations in geoscience classrooms.

Application of Field Techniques and Technology in Geologic Mapping

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

In this webinar, Valarie Harrison, an Environmental Scientist at the Nashville Office of the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation will discuss her background, education, and work with geologic maps.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live question from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

 

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Mapping Oklahoma: From the Ouachitas to the Wichitas

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

In this webinar, Carla Eichler, a field geologist for the Oklahoma Geological Survey, discusses her background, education, and current projects related to updating geologic maps in Oklahoma.

AGI’s Early Career Professionals in Mapping webinar series features early-career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

 

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