The Environment Network is an important new Geological Society initiative, launched in July 2011, that will promote and develop all aspects of environmental geoscience, putting environmental issues centre-stage within the Society and allowing geoscientists to claim their rightful place as authoritative and informed spokespeople on environmental matters.
As well as organising meetings, the Environment Network will also operate virtually – this page will be home to relevant material from across the Society’s website, links to relevant groups and organisations, debate and information about relevant activities.
Frontiers meeting: Nanogeoscience
On the 10th of December 2012 the Geological Society hosted a Frontiers Meeting on Nanogeoscience at Burlington House, in London. The meeting covered a range of topics including the characterising, tracing, reactivity, toxicity and application of nanoparticles.
Click here to download the abstract booklet (pdf).
Water Quality Consultation
The Science and Technology Committee launched an inquiry into water quality. The terms of reference for the inquiry can be read here: http://bit.ly/Z2YURP
Read the written submission from the Geological Society.
Climate Change Position Statement
In 2010 the Society released a statement on climate change, intended for for Fellows and non-specialists, based on geological evidence of how the climate has changed in the past, to inform our understanding of how it may change in the future.
Read the climate change position statement.
Environment Network blog
We are looking to Fellows to help with ideas and actions to promote the Environment Network – anyone out there in the geoblogosphere? We would love to hear your views and ideas. If you would like to submit a blog piece, contact Florence Bullough.