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This award, established in 1982 on the occasion of his retirement on the Association's 25th anniversary, is named in honor of Floyd T. Johnston, the first executive director of the Association. The award is presented to a Member for outstanding active and faithful service to the Association over a minimum period of nine years to coincide with Floyd's tenure as executive director. Contemporary Board member are not eligible until one year after leaving office.
Nominations for this award are made by the membership at large to the Awards Committee. For nominations to be valid, they must be endorsed by three members having different chapter affiliations. The committee chooses the candidate(s) from the nominations for consideration and selection by the president. The award, not necessarily conferred annually, is presented at the AEG Annual Banquet.
Nominations are due Thursday, March 15, and should be submitted to AEG Headquarters. Please see the AEG website for a list of part award recipients.
Missouri S&T’s online Geotechnics graduate certificate requires no GRE. Credit earned may be applied toward the Master of Engineering in Geotechnics. Classes start January 16. MORE
The following is from Jane Gill-Shaler, director of the AEG Foundation:
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State of the Science: Investigation of Active Faults in the Basin and Range Province
Call for Abstracts!
Expanded abstracts are due by Thursday, Feb. 15.
Full papers are appreciated by Tuesday, May 1.
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, at UNLV Campus
When: March 28-29
Who: Practitioners, Researchers, State Survey Representatives, Federal Researchers, Students
Day 1 — 30-minute presentations with time for comment and discussion.
Day 2 — field trip to fault locations in the Las Vegas area.
Capacity: Limited to 75 participants
Shlemon conferences are sponsored by the AEG Foundation and supported by a generous gift from Roy Shlemon. The conferences are meant to engage leading researchers and practitioners in the subject field of scientific endeavor in order to advance the state of knowledge.
For more information contact: John H. Peck at 702-556-5229 or via email, or Gary Luce at 775-883-1600 or via email.
Tracking the Global Supply of Critical Materials
Friday, Jan. 26
11 a.m.- 4 p.m. EST
No country in the world produces all the mineral resources necessary for modern society. International Trade plays a critical role in providing these raw materials, forming a global network of production, export, import and use. This network must continuously adapt to national and international developments in science, technology, politics, and economics. As a result, information on the global flow of raw materials plays a fundamental role in improving national and international resilience to potential supply disruptions and market changes.
This webinar will focus on U.S. and EU efforts to gather information and develop tools that can be used to ensure a secure national and global supply of mineral resources; identify and quantify vulnerabilities in this supply; and stimulate national and international co-operation, education and outreach, and innovation in the development, recycling and substitution of key mineral resources.
Key topics to be addressed:
- How critical materials are monitored around the world from U.S. and EU perspective
- Examples of how mineral criticality evolves over time in response to demand, politics and technology
- How these monitoring data can be used to inform decision in industry, policy and research
Nedal Nassar, Ph.D., Chief, Materials Flow Analysis Section, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geologic Survey
Vitor Correia, President, European Federation of Geologists
Co-sponsors & Partners
To register, please visit here.
- American Geophysical Union
- American Institute of Professional Geologists
- Australian Institute of Geoscientists
- European Federation of Geologists
- Geological Society of Africa
- Geological Society of London
- Geoscience Information Society
- Mineralogical Society of America
- Society of Economic Geologists
- U.S. Geological Survey (media partner)
Please mark your calendars for the 7th International Conference on Debris Flow Hazards Mitigation, to be held in Golden, Colorado, on June 10-13, 2019. Sponsored by AEG, this will be the first time since 1997 that the conference will be held in the U.S.
In addition to technical and poster sessions, field trips will be run both before and after the meeting Proceedings will be published as an AEG special publication; proceedings from previous conferences are highly respected and widely cited.
More details are available here. The call for abstracts opened Jan. 1.
In recent years, America's unprecedented oil and gas boom has been driven by one factor above all others — and that's shale. In November, the International Energy Agency projected a dramatic increase in shale production could transform the U.S. into the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas by the mid-2020s.
India today took a major step ahead in upgrading computing capacity in the area of weather forecasting and climate monitoring. Union Minister for Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a supercomputer system at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meterology (IITM) in Pune on Monday, taking its total high-performance computing (HPC) power to as high as 6.8 Petaflop.
The Japan Times
The government is set to offer disaster information to drivers through vehicle navigation systems using Japan’s satellite system, a government source has said. Tokyo wants to introduce the service, which could start as early as fiscal 2018, after many people in vehicles were not able to obtain crucial information quickly enough during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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