The Geological Society Newsletter - Issue 346 - Register for the Bryan Lovell Meeting
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The role of geological science in the decarbonisation of power production, heat, transport and industry

Date: 21 - 23 January 2019
Venue: Burlington House, London

Decarbonisation is central to Government and international policy and this three day conference will host national experts from industry, academia, and government to look at the geological and reservoir engineering aspects of the problem.

The main objective will be to identify the high level barriers to progress and the main science questions - and begin a roadmap to solve the problems.

Society & Membership Updates
The Great Geoadvent
The 2018 Great Geoadvent

We’re counting down the advent season again with a series of posts featuring some of our favourite entries to Earth Science Week photography competitions past and present.

Visit our blog every day until Christmas for a new image featuring the geology of the UK & Ireland! 

Christmas and New Year closure

The Society (London and Bath) will close at 2.00pm on Friday, 21 December, re-opening at 9.30am on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Burlington House will also be closed on Wednesday, 19 December -12.00pm.

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The Geological Society Careers Day

Registration is still open for the London Careers Day.

Date: 20 March 2019
Venue: Royal School of Mines, Imperial College

Our Careers Days are great meeting points between students, industry and academia. The day will include short career and industry presentations, an exhibition from industry and higher education institutes, CV and careers workshops and end with a drinks reception. 

Free to attend, but registration is required - Register by 8 March 2019.

Nominate Now
Call for nominations to serve on Council and as President-designate

Would you consider standing for election to Council and contributing to the work of the Society? Six members of Council are due to retire at the Annual General Meeting in 2019 and you could continue in their steps.

As a member of Council you would play an active role in the delivery of the Society's strategy, and help to facilitate the communication of new science through engagement with policymakers, the media and the public, and the certification of good practice in education and the profession.

Details on how to nominate are in the Governance section of the website.
Nominations must be received by noon on Friday, 4 January 2019.
Please contact Stephanie Jones with any queries

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Higher Education Network Annual Meeting
with Diversity in Geoscience, UK

Date: 14 - 15 January 2019
Venue: School of Earth Environment, University of Leeds 

The University of Leeds is hosting the 2019 HEN Annual Meeting - jointly convened this year with Diversity in Geoscience, UK.

The theme is Good Practice in Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in GEES Higher Education. This meeting will provide a forum for lively discussion and the sharing of good practice between teachers, students, practitioners, employers and other stakeholders. 

The schedule will include the HEN AGM.

Library Updates
December's Special Issues
Recent special issues in the Virtual Library

The Recent Special Issues section of the Virtual Library contains details of thematic special issues from e-journals which are available to Fellows. These include both the Library’s ‘Athens’ login journals and ones which are freely available online. 

New special issues on the following topics have been added to December’s section.

Athens authentication can also be used to access c.100 e-journals and c.50 e-books from leading publishers.

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Gifts for Christmas
Great gifts for Christmas in the Library shop!
Looking for interesting geology-themed Christmas presents? The Burlington House Bookshop sells a wide range of gifts including geological field guides and notebooks, popular science titles, posters of the William Smith map and the new 2019 Earth Science in our Lives calendar.
We have also expanded our range of fossils and minerals to include ammonite nodes, white quartz geodes and even fossil excavation kits for the budding palaeontologists in your life!
Visit us in the Library at Burlington House to take home some geological history or even a bit of sparkle.

Publishing Updates
Dates for your Diary

The Geological Society will be exhibiting at the following conference and events, if you are attending please do visit and say hello. 
  • AGU Fall meeting, Washington, USA. 10-14 December, booth 529.
  • PalAss, Bristol, UK. 14-17 December.

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Recent Publishing Highlights

Timing and evolution of Middle Triassic magmatism in the Southern Alps (northern Italy)
By Julian-Christopher Storck, Peter Brack,  Jörn-Frederik Wotzlaw and Peter Ulmer

Middle Triassic magmatism in the Southern Alps (northern Italy) consists of widespread volcanoclastic deposits, basaltic lava flows and intrusive complexes. Despite their importance in understanding the geodynamic evolution of the westernmost Tethys, the timing of magmatic activity and the links between the different igneous products remain poorly more 
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Special Issue for Early Career Research - 2019

The Scottish Journal of Geology is planning a Special Issue for 2019 that will celebrate the contribution of early-career researchers.

We invite high-quality papers on any aspect of Scottish geology and geomorphology, and international papers from Scottish-based researchers.

Submissions can be based on MSc, PhD and postdoctoral research from geologists within five years of their first professional appointment.

Types of contribution may include: 
•    Original research papers,
•    Short communications,
•    Review papers offering new perspectives.

The submission must have an Early Career author either as single or lead author and the deadline is 15 December 2018.

For more information see the Scottish Journal of Geology Author pages.

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Upcoming Society Conferences
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Earth Systems transitions – How resilient is the biosphere?

Date: 17 - 18 January 2019
Venue: Burlington House, London

This event will debate a series of major transitions, in light of recent research findings, which may help assess the evolution of biosphere resilience.

More information is available on the event page

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4D Subsurface Modelling: Predicting the Future

Date: 20 - 21 February 2019
Venue: Burlington House, London

A workshop for Petroleum, Mining and Civil Engineering

This pioneering event brings together the earth scientists who produce virtual representations of the subsurface, the engineers who build structures in response to them and the managers who make decisions based on them to continue to raise the debate on subsurface depictions and their effectiveness. 

More information is available on the event page

Regional and Specialist Group News & Events
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The Hydrogeology of the Superficial Deposits

Date: 1 - 2 May 2019
Venue: Geological Society, London


The Hydrogeological Group supported by the Contaminated Land Group will be holding a two-day conference in May 2019.  

Abstracts (for either oral presentations and posters) are sought for sessions by 11 January 2019.

Find out more about the conference and how to submit abstracts

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Other News
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SEPM International Sedimentary Geosciences Congress – 2020

Date: 26 - 29, April, 2020
Venue: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

'The Past is the Key to the Sustainable Future'

SEPM, in conjunction with IAS and SGD/GSA, invites you to submit Session Topic Proposals (and potentially related fieldtrip and/or workshop) for the International Sedimentary Geosciences Congress in 2020.
Deadline: 15 December 2018

Find out more about the themes and how to submit

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The Geologist's Directory Online

Updating is underway for the latest refresh of The Geologist’s Directory - the leading reference source for companies operating in the Earth Sciences sector.*

Is your company included? If not use the Get Listed facility to submit your information for a free entry. You will be contacted by the Directory team for verification.

Alternatively you can contact the publishers Boundary I-Media Ltd
Email or phone 01892 662225

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