Monday, January 29, 2018

IAPG is a co-sponsor organization of this event  

The Summit aims to create a highly interactive forum for effective cooperation between scientists and users of scientific information to tackle global and local challenges around sustainability of natural resources and systems, global health, and resilience.

Participants will represent diverse global communities and sectors, including:
  • Research institutions
  • Students, scientists, and administrators from academia
  • Non-profit and philanthropic organizations
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • For-profit corporations and industries
  • Religious institutions and indigenous communities
Anticipated cross-cutting topics include:
  • Sustainable and resilient resources, ecosystems, cities, and communities
  • Global change and planetary health
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Responding to climate change
  • Social equity and environmental justice
  • Define: Assess the major societal challenges and the role geoscience can play to inform solutions
  • Discuss: Facilitate a dialogue between the science and user community to advance the foundational capability to tackle societal challenges by leveraging geoscience
  • Action: Develop models or processes to improve interdisciplinary engagement and science diplomacy.

More information on the call for abstracts as well as submission guidelines will be provided in early 2018.

Registration will open in late spring 2018.

Ten internationally recognized geoscience organizations sponsor the conference: American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, Geology in the Public Interest, Department of Geology and Environmental Science at Wheaton College,  American Geosciences Institute, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Geological Society of London, Geoscientists Without Borders, Geology for Global Development, International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: