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Youthful geoscientists to meet in China

On 25-28 October 2009 at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing, the first “Young Earth Scientists” congress will bring together

planeteterre logoGeoscientist 19.6 June 2009

Making Earth Science knowledge available, and promoting proper education and commitment to younger generation Earth-system scientists are the two key aims of the United Nations International Year of Planet Earth. The newly formed Young Earth Sciences Network (Geoscientists passim.) is therefore organising the First World Congress, which is focused on young (under the age of 35) Earth scientists and Earth science professionals.

The congress also will involve young political leaders, representatives of civil societies, organizations and associations across the world. The first proposal for this Congress originated in Italy with strong support from the Italian IYPE Committee, the Geological Survey of Italy (ISPRA, former APAT), IYPE Corporation and IUGS.

The goals of the Congress will be met through a series of oral sessions and poster sessions reflecting the ten themes of the IYPE, as well as roundtable discussions that focus on topics of global, scientific, and social significance. The roundtables will consist of young representatives and / or Earth scientists of organisations, associations, young researchers from geological companies, societies, politics, and the media, internationally.

It is hoped that the participation of these individuals from different sectors and countries will enhance international collaborations and increase the involvement of the international community. The participants at the roundtables also will assist in the dissemination of the information after the congress has concluded.
  • To find out more about how to take part at the YES Congress, which will include fantastic field trips throughout China, visit . A limited number of travel scholarships will be made available.