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Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists

13-17 August 2007
San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego

This week-long program is designed to introduce geoscientists to commonly-used as well as emergent information technology (IT) tools, with the goal of promoting development of curricula and courses in geoinformatics. Individuals who are planning to teach such courses are highly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 15 June
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GSA Seeks Director for Geoscience Policy

GSA is seeking candidates for the position of Director for Geoscience Policy. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in science and public policy, an advanced degree in the geosciences, related or applicable fields, or similar professional experience. The position will be based in the Washington, D.C., area.
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Resume review will begin on 1 June 2007. Please feel free to forward this information to interested, qualified persons.

Meeting News


Earth Sciences for Society - 2007 GSA Annual Meeting
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2007 Earth Sciences for Society
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28-31 October, Colorado Convention Center Denver
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience


Discovery of an ancient rainforest in an Illinois coal mine by DiMichele, Falcon-Lang, et al. (GEOLOGY, May 2007) was reported by outlets including National Public Radio, National, Innovations Report, and New Scientist. Articles were also generated in the U.K. by BBC News Online, the Times, and the Telegraph.
[ abstract | BBC News Online article ]

A study by Boyce et al. identifying a 20-foot Devonian fungus (GEOLOGY, May 2007) received worldwide coverage. Outlets included the Times (London), Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia), and Calgary Herald (AB, Canada), in addition to the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, and National
[ abstract | Nature and Science article ]

Research by Coltice, Phillips, et al. explaining why supercontinents self-destruct (GEOLOGY, May 2007) received coverage from the Discovery Channel and the Hindustan Times.
[ abstract | Discovery Channel article ]

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The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) has launched Earth Portal, a comprehensive, free and dynamic resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment.

OneGeology, a new international project under the auspices of the International Year of Planet Earth, aims to consolidate data from geologic maps around the world. Fifty-five nations are already participating. The IUGS will determine how national databases will be standardized, and hopes to have an online database available in 2008.


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