The latest updates from the CFES and our member associations and related societies:
Congratulations to the Cliffs of Fundy, in Nova Scotia, and Discovery, in Newfoundland and Labrador, on their recent designation as UNESCO Global Geoparks! With rock dating back to more than half a billion years, the Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark, a part of which overlaps with the traditional lands of the now-extinct Beothuk people, contains some of the most spectacular and best-preserved Ediacaran fossils in the world. With more than 40 geosites across 125 km, the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark visitors can discover the world's highest tides, Canada's oldest dinosaur fossils, and magnificent landscapes steeped in Acadian tradition and Mi'kmaq legends, tales and culture.
The International Association for Promoting Geoethics has launched an international survey on geoethics. The goal is to better understand the geoscience community's perception of the importance of the ethical and social aspects in geoscience research and practice. All members of the geoscience community are invited to fill in the questionnaire "Geoethics in the Geoscience" at: https://form.jotformeu.com/93223788145362
Call for members to join the Council of the International Geoscience Programme (deadline: May 15, 2020): The purpose of this call is to invite nominations for three new candidates to become members of the IGCP Council. The current call concerns the following themes: Hydrogeology, Geodynamics, and Earth Resources. There is no limit to the number of nominations an organization can submit. We especially encourage nominations from female researchers or researchers based in African, Asian or Latin-American countries.
President-Elect (and President) Call for Nominations (deadline: February 29, 2020): The CFES President chairs the Board of Directors and CFES Council, coordinates the various
activities of CFES, sets the agenda, and provides leadership regarding CFES priorities. The President-Elect assists the President in the above roles, and is responsible for liaising with CFES Council and other representatives of the member organizations. Nominations and expressions of interest should be directed to Dr. Iain Samson (firstname.lastname@example.org), CFES Past-President and Chair of the nominating committee.
IUGS Call for Medal and Panel Nominations (deadline: July 31, 2019): The IUGS EC seeks nominations for its three awards - the Emile Argand Medal, the James H. Harrison Medal, and the Early Career Medal. Furthermore, the IUGS encourages volunteers to serve on the ad-hoc panels of external experts to review and evaluate nominees for the Emile Argand and Early Career medals. Please help us to recognize outstanding geoscientists and those who have given exceptional service to the IUGS. Full information on these awards and the nomination process are posted on the IUGS homepage.
IGCP Call for Proposals (deadline: October 15, 2019): The IGCP financially supports about 30 projects per year at levels of $5,000-10,000 USD/year (for 5 years) to be used exclusively for meetings or workshops. .Projects must focus on high-quality science, be of international importance and societal relevance, show interdisciplinary cooperation, and constitute international participation, including scientists from developing countries.Women and early career scientists are especially encouraged to apply.