News from the EAG
The 2016 Goldschmidt Conference will be held in the exciting city of Yokohama, Japan, located an hour by bus from the Tokyo airports and overlooking the beautiful Yokohama bay. The Goldschmidt2016 Science Committee is asking the community to suggest sessions across the whole of the 19 themes so that the theme chairs can take these building blocks and create a completed session list. Visit the Goldschmidt2016 website to learn more. Deadline is 31 October.
The new Geochemical Perspectives issue, ‘Natural Resources in a Planetary Perspective‘ by Harald Sverdrup & K. Vala Ragnarsdóttir, surveys the current global resources of elements and energy. Using models based on biophysical economic principles they provide estimates of the total global supply of these resources and how long these supplies will last. What is most remarkable is how many of these resources critical to society will be declining in availability over the next few decades. By surveying historic evidence they show how resources are linked to the wealth of nations and prospering societies, and how the loss of basic resources will alter society.
The second EAG Photo Contest is now open and you can submit your photos until 31 October. Winners receive a 5-year membership and more. Here are this year’s themes (submit one photo max. per theme): 1) The spirit of the Goldschmidt2015 conference 2) What is geochemistry for you? 3) Earth, Fire, Air, Water.
Several press releases based on presentations made at Goldschmidt2015 have already been relayed in the media internationally. Those include:
- The ‘End of the high seas’, or we watch the seas die
- Scientists and NASA astronauts developing near real-time osteoporosis and bone cancer test
- Possible test for liver cancer using technology for analysing rocks and minerals
- Research shows that comet impacts may have led to life on Earth — and perhaps elsewhere
- The unbearable lightness of helium may not be such a problem after all