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Young earth scientists globeThe first Young Earth Scientist conference will be conducted in Beijing China 25-28 October. The Arctic Portal will monitor this event closely and repost videos within this page. which will be recorded at the Congress roundtable sessions. The recordings should start appearing monday the 26. october and keep coming until the end of the week.

The conference will focus on global climate, environmental and geological challenges facing today’s society, and aims to establish an interdisciplinary global network of individuals committed to solving these challenges.

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed January 2007 to December 2009 as the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE). This supports UN sustainable development targets by promoting wise and sustainable use of Earth materials and encouraging better planning and management to reduce risks for the world’s inhabitants. Making Earth Science knowledge available for the society and promoting proper education and commitment to young generations of earth-system scientists are the two key focus points of IYPE.

The Y.E.S. Committee aims to organize the First World Congress aimed at young (up to 35yrs) scientists and professionals working in the field of Earth sciences. The congress also will involve young political leaders, representatives of civil society and worldwide organizations. The Congress was first proposed by members of the Italian Geological Society and is strongly supported by the IYPE Committee-Italy, Italian Geological Survey, IYPE Corporation and IUGS.

The recordings have been posted and can be seen here.

Climate Change in the Polar Regions and its Global Impact
  • Dr. Liz Thomas, British Antarctic Survey, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), U.K.
  • Mr. Ragnar Baldursson, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Iceland
  • Dr. Dave Schneider, National Center for Atmospheric Research, U.S.A.
  • Dr. Hamish Pritchard, British Antarctic Survey, U.K.
  • Dr. Hughes Lantuit, International Permafrost Association, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
  • (no ppt available)Dr. Jianping Li, Deputy Director and Professor, National Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, China
Natural Resources and Energy Sustainability
  • Prof. Ochir Gerel, Mongolian University of Science & Technology, Mongolia
  • Dr. Ian Duncan, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, U.S.A.
  • Dr. Yutaek Seo, CSIRO Petroleum Resources, Australia
  • Dr. Gavin Mudd, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia
Natural Hazards
  • Dr. Yi Wang, Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University, Japan
  • Mr. Rudy Montero Mata, Risk Assessment Group Environmental Agency, Cuba
  • Mr. R. Krishna Kumar, National Geophysical Research Institute, India
  • Dr. Maria G. Honeycutt, Geological Society of America
Industry-Academic Linkages
  • Dr. P. Patrick Leahy, American Geological Institute, U.S.A.
  • Dr. Bernard J. Pierson, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • Mr. Anthony L. Cortis, Shell Upstream International Exploration, China
  • Dr. Diane Doser, University of Texas, El Paso, U.S.A.
Issues Facing Global Geoscience Education and Research
  • Dr. Jacques Varet, BGRM, French Geologic Survey, France
  • Dr. G. Randy Keller, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A.
  • Mr. Edmund Nickless, The Geological Society of London, U.K.
  • Dr. Robert Ridky, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S.A.
  • Ms. Sarah Gaines, UNESCO, France
Transfer of Credentials / International Licensure
  • Mr. Andrew Waltho, Vice President, Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Australia
  • Mr. Oliver Bonham, Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists, Canada
  • Dr. Manuel Regueiro, Geological Survey of Spain, Spain
  • Dr. Robert A. Stewart, LFR/Arcadis, U.S.A.
  • Mr. Stephen M. Testa, California State Mining and Geology Board, U.S.A.
Women in the Geoscience Workforce
  • Prof. Ezzoura Errami, African Association of Women in Geoscience, Morocco
  • Prof. Ochir Gerel, Mongolian University of Science & Technology, Mongolia
  • Ms. Soumaya Ayadi, African Association of Women in Geoscience, Tunisia
  • Ms. Laurie Scheuing, Association for Women Geoscientists, U.S.A. (VIRTUAL SPEAKER)
  • Mrs. Juliette Tea-Yassi, African Association of Women in Geoscience-Cote d'Ivoire, Cote d'Ivoire