Thursday, November 11, 2010

CAG23 Geoscientific Information workshop: 8-9 Jan 2011

"Geoscientific information infrastructures in Africa: OneGeology-AEGOS-GIRAF"
 This 1½ day superworkshop will bring together the three complimentary initiatives of OneGeology, AEGOS and GIRAF to provide Geoscientific information and developments in Africa. For more information, download the event flyer at

To register for this FREE workshop, please complete the form at

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Register for the YES Africa Symposium 2011 Roundtables

The YES Africa 2011 Symposium that will take place in the University of Johannesburg, South Africa from the 8-14th January 2011 will be convening two roundtable sessions. Pre-registration for web-based roundtable participants is now open and it's free! Follow the YES Africa 2011 webpage to register

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

YES Africa 2011 Symposium :Abstract deadline 30th September 2010

Hi everyone

The abstract submission deadline for the YES Africa 2011 Symposium is tomorrow 30th September, if you have not yet submitted you're abstracts, please do send it to  For more information about this event please follow this link


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Decision Points in the Geoscience Career Pathway

The YES Network is undertaking the Decision Points in the Geoscience Career Pathway survey! please take a moment to share your thoughts about what has influenced your decisions about whether or not to pursue a geoscience major and/or geoscience career. You can take the survey and read more about the project by visiting the following this link

YES Africa 2011 Symposium: Abstract Submission deadline extended to 30 Septmber 2010

The YES Africa 2011 abstract submission deadline has been further extended to 30 September 2010 to be in-line with the new CAG abstract submission date.
For more information about abstracts submission visit YES Africa 2011 webpage at  or the CAG website at

YES Africa 2011 Symposium : Abstracts deadline 20th August 2010

Abstracts submission deadline for the YES Africa 2011 Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa has been extended until 20th August 2010. For those who have not submitted their abstracts yet, it is now your chance to participate. You can also send more than one abstract according to the related topics proposed for this event.

Here are the proposed topics

  • Earth’s Resources and Sustainable Development of Africa
  • Post Gondwana Geodynamics of Africa
  • Environmental Geology and Geohazards (Natural Hazards vs. Man-made Hazards)
Additionally, there will be the following two roundtable sessions at the YES-Africa 2011 Symposium:

  • Natural Hazards in Africa: Climate change, earthquakes, landslides, hydrological hazards, etc.
  • Creating Local and Regional Professional Development Resources for Young and Early-Career Geoscientists

For more information about the YES Africa 2011 symposium visit us on the YES Network website

The first International Conference on African and Arabian Geoparks

The First International Conference on African & Arabian Geoparks, entitled Aspiring Geoparks in Africa and Arab world will be taking place in El Jadida, Morocco, from the 21-28 November, 2011, for more information please follow this link

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Welcome to official South African YES Network Chapter

Welcome to the South African YES Network Chapter of the International Young earth Scientists Network. The South African YES network aims to promote and build on the mission of the international network "promoting Earth Science for Society" whilst focussing on current issues facing our country within the earth sciences field. Geosciences amongst school going students is largely unpromoted, with many students not knowing enough about the science and the future possibilities it may hold for them and the future of the country. As a Chapter we aim to improve the view of earth science within the secondary and tertiary education levels in South Africa.

This Chapter also aims to create a platform for a support system whereby young earth-scientists can share information between one another and create a support group by providing professional development, resources and opportunities.

Please feel free to send pictures of you in the field, publications and anything else that you may find relevant. We would like to hear from you, contact us at for any enquires

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