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ENERGY, INNOVATION & THE ENVIRONMENT

On 11 October 2020, Courtney Jermyn-van der Zee, Executive Director of the Earth Science Matters Foundation, presented to over 1200 (virtual and onsite) participants of the World Young Scientist Summit, … ENERGY, INNOVATION & THE ENVIRONMENT Read More »

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Underground Space

First International Conference on the Exploitation and Utilization of Underground Space (EUUS2019) in Wuhan, China

Through ESM Partner YES the Chair of the ESM Board was invited to participate in the First International Conference on the Exploitation and Utilization of Underground Space (EUUS2019) held in Wuhan, China, on November 15-18, 2019. This International Conference marked the formal entry of the Geosciences in the planning and construction of underground structures which was dominated by engineers and miners only for over a century.

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Fifth YES Conference in Berlin, September 2019)

The YES Network has been an ESM Partner since its onset in 2011. Like ESM, the YES Network has been an offspring of the UN-proclaimed International Year of Planet Earth and their 5th International Conference in Berlin marked its 10 years existence. The Yes Network has over 5000 members since. The title of this Berlin Conference, hosted by and held in the premises of the Freie Universität, was ROCKING EARTH’S FUTURE.

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Forum on Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) in Beijing, March 2019

In March 2019, the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), organised a major Forum on Deep-time Digital Earth (DDE) in Beijing. That was followed by an official launch of this word-class project in Kunshan. More than 80 (30 International, > 50 Chinese) Scientists from many disciplines gave presentations demonstrating that data must be fully accessible (FAIR) for searching machines, through machine learning and AI techniques further translate, integrate and compile such information automatically in graphs, maps etc.

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2017 – A year of change

2017 is an important year for Earth Science Matters Foundation. First, we welcome a new Board Member, Dr. Gbenga Okunlola who is the new President of the Geological Society of Africa and the successor of Dr. Aberra Mogessie, our highly appreciated ESM Board Member, who has decided to retire from the Foundation.

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Salt crystal x one billion times

Vienna, Austria’s capital, will witness a remarkable event this year, the exposition of a huge model of a salt crystal, magnified about one billion times, a potential world record indeed! This reports our National Focal Point for Austria, Dr. Robert Krickl. In fact this exposition is a major outreach contribution to the International Year of Crystallography, proclaimed by the United Nations for 2014.

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ESM present at the YES and CAG25 Conferences in Dar es Salaam

Two important geoscientific conferences were held back-to-back from 11 – 15 August 2014, in the Julius Nyerere Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The conferences were attended by the Presidents of the YES Network, Wang Meng and the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf), Aberra Mogessie, both ESM Board members, together with the ESM Executive Director. Both conferences had a good attendance by African geoscientists and by a significant number of colleagues oversees.

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