Read all the latest news in Issue 409 of our fortnightly Society newsletter.
Geological society newsletter issue 409
Monday 28 June 2021
Welcome to Issue 409 of the fortnightly Geological Society newsletter. 

  • Society: Update on Burlington House closure due to COVID-19
  • Geoscientist: New Science Snapshot video on InSAR revolution and ground engineering
  • Publications: Check out our latest Special Publication on tsunamic events and their impacts
  • Events: Reserve your spot on the upcoming Geohazards online training course
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SOCIETY/ COVID-19 Update on Burlington House Closure

Following the recent government announcement of a four week delay on the easing of restrictions, Burlington House will remain closed to visitors until further notice, with the exception of appointment-only visits to the library by Fellows.

Visit our
website for further information.
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GEOSCIENTIST/ New Science Snapshot video on the InSAR revolution in ground engineering

Head to Geoscientist Online to watch our latest Science Snapshot video, which sees Jennifer Scoular and colleagues discuss the InSAR revolution in ground engineering.

Read the full article in our Summer issue of the Geoscientist magazine.

Discover the research behind the article, published in the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology on the Lyell Collection for free:
Scoular et al. (2019);

Bischoff et al. (2019);

Morgan et al. (2020);
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PUBLICATIONS/ Recently published: Characterization of Modern and Historical Seismic¡VTsunamic Events, and Their Global¡VSocietal Impacts

Edited by Y. Dilek, Y. Ogawa and Y. Okubo  

This Special Publication presents the most current information on the causes and effects of modern and historical earthquake¡Vtsunami events; and also looks at effective practices of risk assessment¡Vdisaster management, implemented by various governments, international organizations and intergovernmental agencies. 

Find out more and buy from our online bookshop
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We have recently added a new LGBTQ+ section to our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Resource Hub. It contains links to useful organisations as well as resources and articles of interest.  

If there are any resources or articles you feel should be included, please email us at
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EVENTS/ Highlights from our events calendar

Upcoming virtual events:
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LIBRARY/ E-Book of the month ¡V Global Tectonics

Our featured e-book for June is Global Tectonics by Philip Kearey, Keith Klepeis and Frederick Vine. This third edition provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global tectonics, and includes new chapters on Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinent cycle, as well as the implications of plate tectonics for environmental change.

Fellows can enjoy free access to 60+ e-books via an OpenAthens login. If you¡¦ve yet to register, please download the registration form and return to the Library.

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