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The purpose of the Geology of the Cities of the World series is to convey to practitioners, graduate students, university faculty, planners, engineers, developers and government officials background information useful for discovering and highlighting geological issues unique to a city, and often the surrounding metropolitan area.
The primary expectations, requirements and suggestions of the Geology of the Cities of the World (C.O.W.) project editor/coordinator are:
To recruit papers and work with authors to recruit peer reviewers for cities around the world so that the papers can be used as a basic reference for practitioners, local and state officials, and others who are new to the area or just becoming more familiar with a particular city. This involves reaching out to potential lead authors and assessing their overall plan for developing a paper with a general overview of the area and discussion of geologic issues/history in in the area within or adjacent to the cities being written about. Each paper represents a team effort and being able to work with a team and help them focus on an objective and execute their plan to complete the paper are key to being a successful project Editor/Coordinator.
Most of the papers will be too long to be considered for inclusion in the EEG Geoscience publication. In some cases, the length of the paper may justify publication as a book. Knowledge of the publication process, including procurement of funding, would be beneficial. However, there are resources within AEG and GSA that can assist you. Although this series has lagged a bit in popularity in the United States at the beginning of the millennium, there is a great deal of interest internationally for these papers and an interest in working with C.O.W.'s outside the United States is desirable.
For some tasks the Editor/Coordinator and Lead Author should have similar expectations, requirements and suggestions. They include having some experience in getting published in peer reviewed journals or books and:
If you are interested in serving AEG in this capacity, or know of someone that may be a good fit for this role, please contact AEG Association Manager Kristy Howard to express your interest.
- Have a keen sense of curiosity about the geology of urban areas of the world without overpowering the authors.
- Good people skills
- Good project management skills, including:
- Time management: The time commitment can vary greatly depending how much time and support each author needs to help him or her reach their target goals and complete their paper in accordance with AEG (series editor guidelines?
- Organizational skills: It is up to the Editor/Coordinator to try to keep the publications moving forward through completion. I recommend using an excel spread sheet to help with this.
- Ability to delegate: It is particularly helpful for the Editor/Coordinator have a coeditor/coordinator that works well with the Editor Coordinator. This will be useful in helping the publications keep should while the Editor/Coordinator gets distracted or ill.
- Resourcefulness: It is the responsibility of the Editor/Coordinator and lead authors for identify peer reviewers and to make sure that they stay on topic and on time.
- Accountability: The Editor/Coordinator should periodically let the AEG vice president know that is going on with the program on say a semiannual basis.
- Work/life balance: Do not have too many papers in play at one time. Most papers drift off their time schedule. However, if you have too many going through a major review by you and the peer reviewers at once, you risk burn out. This should be avoided.
- The Editor/Coordinator and Lead Author candidates should have written/co-written a paper similar in scope to a C.O.W. paper. This will help him/her understand the level of effort generally required by the authors as well as the project editor/coordinator.
It is not the Editor/Coordinator's job to write or rewrite a Geology of the Cities of the World paper unless he/she is the lead author on the paper. One of the strengths of the paper is that it is written, and peer reviewed by local subject matter experts.
- The Editor/Coordinator is to insist on qualified peer reviewers. Peer reviewers do not have to have the skills and knowledge to peer review every section of a paper, just the sections where they are subject matter experts.
- It is up to the Editor/Coordinator to make sure that the Lead Authors know that they are not paid for their work.
The July issue of the AEG News has tons of exposure as readers are looking to find out more information on the Annual Meeting. For a limited time, AEG is offering a 25% discount to July advertisers. Members include geologists in engineering geology, environmental geology and hydrogeology as well as other professionals in affiliated fields, such as civil and mining engineering, land-use planning, public policy and education. Our members regularly purchase, or influence the purchase of software, field equipment, instrumentation, office & field supplies, geologic support services, analytical environmental & geotechnical laboratory services and so much more.
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The AEG Student and Young Professional Support Committee (SYPSC) is reminding you that Outstanding AEG Student Chapter Award is due on June 15, 2019. We encourage you to apply for this award if your chapter has done a great job in engaging student members professionally and academically such as taking students to a professional meeting, conducting a field trip, organizing an outreach program, or hosting a talk etc. The application form can be
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The award is intended to help revitalize and encourage student chapters by challenging them to excel in a number of areas. Application for the award should be made for the preceding academic year.
American Geosciences Institute
For this year's Earth Science Week (Oct. 13-19, 2019), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Geoscience Is for Everyone." This year's competitions will feature the traditional video, photography, visual arts, and essay contests:
For all contests, entries may be submitted any time up to the Friday of Earth Science Week, Oct. 18, 2019. These contests allow both students and the general public to participate in the celebration, learn about Earth science and compete for prizes. The first-place prize for each contest is $300 and an AGI publication.
- Teams and individuals of any age are invited to submit brief videos that tell viewers about their "Many Paths to Earth Science."
- The photo contest, also open to all ages, asks participants to show how people in their communities are "Exploring Earth Science."
- Open to students in grades K-5, the visual arts contest encourages children to depict "Earth Science and Me."
- Finally, students in grades 6-9 are eligible to enter the essay contest, "Why Earth Science Is for Everyone."
To learn more about these contests, including how to enter, visit http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests.
The Oil and Gas Environmental Conference will provide an ideal forum to learn about new regulatory changes affecting the industry, to network with oil and gas industry decision makers, technical experts, regulators and executives, and to exchange new ideas and concepts related to oil and gas industry environmental performance and measurement, all with the overriding goal of achieving better environmental performance and regulatory compliance in the oil and gas industry.
For more information on the call for abstracts and conference mission visit the conference website.
University of Tulsa Continuing Education for Science & Engineering
IPEC The International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC) continues to bring together professionals involved in developing and implementing technology to address and resolve petroleum environmental problems, and to share best practices and information regarding advances in emerging technology & cyber security concerns for upstream, midstream, and downstream companies.
Technical Session topics will include:
Interested? Check out the conference website.
- WATER: Treatment & Management Strategies
- SOIL: Site Characterization & Remediation
- PREVENTION: Operational Insights for Prevention of Environmental Impacts
- OTHER PETROLEUM ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Related to exploration & production; transportation; storage and cyber security
U.S. Geological Survey
Dr. Margaret Mead once said: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." Throughout human history, time and time again, we see that Dr. Mead's thoughts on changing the world are absolutely correct. From the civil rights movement of the 1960s, to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, to the first-ever imaging of a black hole, small groups of dedicated individuals galvanized by a higher purpose have achieved incredible things for the betterment of their fellow mankind.
Geological Society of America via ScienceDaily
Geologic time scales are critical to understanding the timing, duration, and connection of geologic events. They are not static, and can be improved with research, integration, and refinements realized from biostratigraphic repetitive analysis. Over the past century they have proven important tools in petroleum exploration and studies of climatic and geologic events. Still, many geologists may not know the importance of microfossils to the construction of time scales and biostratigraphy.
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