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View Entire CalendarUpcoming meetings of GSA and many other geoscience organizations.

Call for Abstracts Open:
2008 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference - Riparian Ecosystems & Buffers: Working at the Water's Edge

30 June–2 July 2008, Virginia Beach, VA. The American Water Resources Association is a GSA Allied Society.

IUGS and the 33rd International Geological Congress (33IGC)

6-14 August 2008, Oslo, Norway. Registration and abstract submission opens 1 September.


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Communicating the Value of Geoscience
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Fun with Geoscience Trivia

GSA to Open Washington Office

GSA will open an office focused on public policy and the geosciences in Washington, D.C., effective 17 September 2007. The office will be staffed by Dr. Craig M. Schiffries, the Society’s new Director for Geoscience Policy.
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Meeting News

Earth Sciences for Society - 2007 GSA Annual Meeting
Subaru of America, Inc.
Title Sponsor

2007 Earth Sciences for Society

"Beginning of the International Year of Planet Earth"

28-31 October, Colorado Convention Center – Denver

Pardee Keynote Symposia Highlights:

  • Oxygen, Evolution, and Extinction
    Peter Ward, Robert Berner
    (cosponsored by the Paleontological Society)
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  • The Cause of Global Warming—Are We Facing Global Catastrophe in the Coming Century?
    Don Easterbrook
    (co-sponsored by GSA Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division)

    [ more ]

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Especially for Students

Rocky Mountain Rendezvous of Geoscience Students and Employers (RMR), 28 Sept.– 1 Oct., Laramie, Wyoming. This is an opportunity for students to meet with prospective petroleum-oriented employers as well as environmental and mining companies. Chevron sponsors cash awards for poster winners. Registration is $15 for AAPG/SEG student members ($25 for non-members) and includes a short course, field trip and several receptions.
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience

A Sampling of GSA in the News

Research by Stanley et al. on an Egyptian city at the site of Alexandria seven centuries before the arrival of Alexander the Great (GSA TODAY, August 2007) received extensive global coverage. Outlets included Associated Press, MSNBC, Discovery Channel,, Smithsonian, Forbes Online, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Yahoo! India, Hindustan Times, Sci-Tech Today, Xinhuanet, Chongqing News Net, Bangladesh Daily Start, Irish Examiner, and many others.
[ GSA TODAY science article | article ]

Analysis by Elias et al. of a devastating earthquake and tsunami along the coast of 5th century Phoenicia (now Lebanon) and assessment of the area's vulnerability to another (GEOLOGY, August 2007) was reported by the Lebanon Daily Star, Christian Science Monitor, and
[ abstract | Lebanon Daily Star article ]

Research by Bialas et al. on origins of the Transantarctic Mountains (GEOLOGY, August 2007) received coverage from the New Zealand Press Association, Sydney Morning Herald, Science Daily, MSNBC, and other outlets.
[ abstract | Science Daily article ]

Naica, México's, natural gypsum megacrystals, described by García-Ruiz et al. (GEOLOGY, April 2007), received a second round of coverage, this time in India via Hindustan Times, Yahoo! India,, and
[ abstract | article ]

Special Paper 424 on mass extinctions and the marine record by Monechi et al. received coverage on
[ SPE 424 | article ]

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The Carbonate Network is an informal scientific network where questions and problems related to carbonate research can be exchanged. Organizers hope that researchers with different geological aspects (sedimentology, geophysics, geochemistry, petrophysics, paleontology, etc.) will participate, and thus provide a wide scientific platform.

ShakeMovie is Caltech's near real-time simulation of Southern California seismic events portal. It has been designed to present the public with visualizations of recent temblors by way of simulations carried out on a large computer cluster. Earthquake movies are available for download approximately 45 minutes after the occurrence of a quake of magnitude 3.5 or greater.


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