The call for abstract concerning the International Congress of the Young Earth Scientist Network YES "Rocking Earth's Future" taking place from the 9th to 13th September at the Freie University Berlin, Henry Ford Building. With more than 40 sessions covering the following themes we would like to attract young academics:
Resourcing Future Generations
The question how to resource future generations is of particular importance for the right of populations to improve their standards of living but also for the question on how we can preserve our plantet. The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) declared the topic „Resourcing Future Generations" as its flagship initiative. The YES congress will add to the initiative of the IUGS the perspective of the youth and the early career scientists.
A priority theme is how to treat the vast amounts of data that are being collected and stored at a rate faster than they can be analyzed. This data holds huge potential to learn more about the Earth and to make new discoveries. Access to „Big Data", its use and management will be one of the priority themes of the congress
Changing hydro-climatic and socio-economic conditions can increase the impact of natural hazards, such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, landslides, etc. The severeness of the impacts calls for better mitigation strategies, but also for new approaches to tackle the transient nature of hazards and risks. The YES congress aims to establish a platform for the active exchange of advanced knowledge and methods in the field of complex system analysis.
Science Communication and Communicating Science
The way and methods how we communicate sciences has become increasingly important, especially concerning the discussion linked to climate change but also to other subjects relevant for the Earth science. Special workshops will present the newest achievements, methodologies and discussions in the field of science communication and on how we present facts and uncertainties to the public and politics.
Training and Learning for Young scientists
Addressing such issues need an inter- and transdisciplinary approach. Therefore, advanced interdisciplinary problem-solving strategies and approaches will be given high priority and presented in special workshop sessions. Pre-conference workshops and summer schools shall offer the young academics further opportunities to enhance their skills in relevant fields within the Earth science.
Publication and Sustainability
The conference proceedings with extended abstracts will be internationally published by GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience via the electronic publication platform „GFZpublic". GFZpublic is an open access platform. This will make the conference papers longtime citable and available. The results of the congress will be furthermore disseminated via the IUGS and the IAG and their publication platforms.
The deadline for the call for abstract is February 18th 2019.
Information on the themes, workshops, summer schools, training courses, excursion and on the abstract submission procedure you can find at: