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Geosciences at your service! Geoscientific solutions applied to current issues.

Research in geosciences is often focused on deciphering the past or predicting the future, but tackling current, practical issues is also a crucial part of our work. Geoscientific methods can be applied on all scales: from very local, such as landslide monitoring, through regional, such flood prediction and mitigation, to global, such as the transition towards net-zero energy sources, or plastic pollution in the oceans. Often, the consideration of how processes occurred in the past provide vital baselining information for current issues.
Geoscience research and industry have benefitted mutually for many years, especially in hydrocarbon and mineral exploration, and in engineering geology. But now more than ever, skills that geoscientists use in their research are required to provide a diverse range of technological solutions that benefit society positively; such as offshore wind, geothermal energy, carbon capture and storage, as well as providing safe living spaces, protecting coastal infrastructure, and securing drinking and agricultural water supplies for growing populations.
In this session we aim to bring together and showcase the applied side of geoscientific research. We encourage all contributions that showcase how geoscientific methods were or are being used to help tackle issues at hand for the benefit of communities, governments or industry partners.
This session seeks to:
- Showcase where geosciences make a real difference and is having transformative impact;
- Identify current issues which could benefit from application of geoscientific methods;
- Spark discussion about how the geoscientific research can be best used to solve future problems;
- Present innovative, geoscience-based methods and solutions applied to current challenges.

Co-organized by
Convener: Bartosz KurjanskiECSECS | Co-conveners: Andy EmeryECSECS, Rachel OienECSECS, Janet Richardson, Amanda Owen