2014 AAAS Symposium - “Santa’s Revenge: The Impacts of Arctic Warming on the Mid-Latitudes” - February 15, 2014
This symposium examined high-latitude changes linked to mid-latitude weather and the effect of these complex phenomena on freshwater resources, food availability, and national security. This event was spearheaded by the U.S. National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, and co-sponsored by the U.S. National Committees for INQUA, Soil Sciences, and Geological Sciences. More details can be found on the AAAS online program.
2014 GSA Annual Meeting: Outside of the United States for the First Time in 16 Years
The 2014 Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting will take place in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from October 19-22, 2014. This geologically active area will make for some unique field trips. Venture outside the city to visit the mountain town of Whistler or Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can hike around a West Coast rainforest. Event details can be found on the 2014 GSA Annual Meeting website.
2016 International Geological Congress: Cape Town, South Africa
From August 27th to September 4th, 2016, the International Geological Congress will be held in the southern African sub-continent for the first time since 1929. Three main conference themes have already been identified for the 35th IGC: Geology in Society, Geology in the Economy, and Geology in Science. For more details, please visit the 2016 ICG website.
PAST ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
2013 AAAS Symposium - "U.S. Climate and Weather Extremes: Past, Present, and Future"
Sponsored by the four USNCs for the Earth Sciences and spearheaded by the U.S. National Committee for the International Union for Quaternary Research. This session provided both current and paleoclimatic perspectives on the nature of recent extreme climate and weather events and their societal and ecological impacts, with a focus on the United States. The symposium was held February 15, 2013 at the AAAS meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information about this meeting, including a list of speakers, please visit the 2013 AAAS Symposium webpage.