2014 AAAS Symposium - “Santa’s Revenge: The Impacts of Arctic Warming on the Mid-Latitudes” - February 15, 2014
The symposium will examine high-latitude changes causally linked to mid-latitude weather, and the effect of these complex phenomena on freshwater resources, food availability, and national security. This event is 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 event page.
The Fifth International Conference on Medical Geology, Second Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health 25–29 August 2013, Hilton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Virginia
MEDGEO conferences bring together researchers and decision makers from the physical sciences and the medical sciences who are interested in solving health problems caused by natural materials and processes.
47th Edition of Geoscience Departments
The Directory of Geoscience Departments 47th Edition is the most comprehensive directory and source of information about geosciences departments and researchers available. It is an invaluable resource for individuals working in the geosciences or must identify or work with specialists on the issues of Earth, Environmental, and related sciences and engineering fields.
The Directory of Geoscience Departments 47th Edition provides a state/country-sorted listing of over 2300 geoscience departments, research departments, institutes, and their faculty and staff. Information on contact information for departments and individuals is provided, as well as details on department enrollments, faculty specialties, and the date and source of faculty and staff's highest degree.
Description taken from the American Geosciences Institute website.
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 Quarternary Research. This session provides 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.
Announcing the Awardees for the 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant and Mentoring Program
The Geological Society of America (GSA) and the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geological Sciences (USNC/GS) awarded travel fellowship grants to 33 early career scientists so they can present their research at the 34th International Geological Congress, was held in Brisbane, Australia, August 5-10, 2012.
This program was administered under the auspices of the GSA and the National Academies (NAS), with funds from the Geological Society of America Foundation, Shell, Inc, and the American Geosciences Institute. To view the list of awardees, please visit the Awards section.
Three U.S. Early Career Scientists Awarded the Prestigious International Union of Geological Sciences 2012 Hutchinson Fund Awards
The IUGS Hutchinson “Young Scientists” Foundation promotes the professional growth of deserving, meritorious young scientists from around the world by supporting their participation in important IUGS-sponsored conferences. The recipients of the 2012 Hutchinson Fund Awards were: Tandis S. BIDGOLI (University of Kansas, U.S.), Shaena MONTANARI (American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.), Tiffany RIVERA (Idaho, U.S.), Danielle THOMSON (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), Shuhong WANG (South China Sea Institute of Oceanography, Guangzhou, China), and Sandow M. YIDANA (University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana). The three U.S. scientists were also awarded grants through the Geological Society of America/U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences travel grant program.
Facilitating International Cooperation: The IGCP Provides Grants to Scientists
The USNC for Geological Sciences functions as the U.S. focal point for the International Geoscience Program (IGCP), a cooperative enterprise of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).
The IGCP is and has been stimulating comparative studies in the Earth Sciences since 1972 and facilitates international cooperation by providing small grants to scientists from developing countries, allowing them to work with colleagues from the United States and other, developed nations.
For more information, consult background materials on the IGCP homepage on the UNESCO Website or send an e-mail to IGCP@usgs.gov. Download and review Proposal Form Guidelines (79 KB PDF). The deadline for submission and receipt of new project proposals is now closed.