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Carbon Capture and Storage
Date: 22-23 November 2011
Venue: The Geological Society, London
 
Carbon capture and storage is becoming an increasingly important topic of conversation within industry and academia.
 
The Society has joined together with the AAPG to put on a two-day conference on carbon capture and storage bringing together geoscientists and reservoir engineers seeking to understand and quantify capacity, integrity and injectivity of CO2 storage processes. The conference will include speakers such as Stuart Hazledine, Mercedese Maroto-Valer, Dermor Roddy and Peter Styring providing the context for capture and storage.
 
At the end of the second day, there will be a debate on policy implications of the science and engineering discussed during the conference, at which policy-makers will be invited to join the conference delegates.
 
For further information and to register, please visit www.geolsoc.org.uk/ccs_nov2011.
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Email: Georgina Worrall
Society Blog
Our newly launched blog has been covering a wide range of topics in its first month, from using chocolate to teach Earth science, to listing the best volcanoes for locating an evil geologist’s lair.
 
Thanks to everyone who has contributed comments and articles so far – if you would like to submit something, please contact sarah.day@geolsoc.org.uk.
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Email: Sarah Day
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Access to Irish Newspaper Archives
There is still some time to benefit from the Library’s free trial of the Irish Newspaper Archive, which is available to Library users until 30 November 2011 (inside the Library only). With over 20 newspaper titles dating from 1700 to the present day, the Irish Newspaper Archives may be of particular interest to any Fellows researching the history of Irish geology.
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Email: Michael McKimm
Online Papers: Grade Control and Geostatistics of Iron Ore Deposits
Applied Earth Science vol.119 no.3 is devoted to the mining of iron ores and the papers are derived from recent AusIMM iron ore conferences. The issue is a companion to Applied Earth Science vol.119 no.1, which focused on the exploration and mining geology of iron ores. This issue is broader and conveys the diversity, challenges and skills that go into making a successful iron mining operation. Athens passwords needed for offsite access.
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Email: Serials
Online Papers: Gastropods and Humans in the Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic
The papers in Quaternary International vol.244 no.1 are expanded and revised from short presentations given at the workshop of the same name at MESO 2010, the 8th International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe. The overt focus of this special issue is on gastropods and their significance as sources of information on human behaviour and climate. Athens passwords needed for offsite access.
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Email: Serials
Two Journal Issues Wanted
The Library lacks the following issues of two journals: Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Earth Sciences Vol. 97 No. 4 (2007) and Sedimentary Geology Volume 222 Nos. 1/2 (2009).  If anyone has a spare copy and is willing to donate it to the Library we would be extremely grateful. If you are able to help us complete our set, please contact Michael McKimm.
Email: Michael McKimm
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Southern Wales Regional Group: Groundwater Heating and Cooling
Date: 19 October 2011
Venue: Cardiff University
 
In this talk, David Birks (Parsons Brinckerhoff) will describe the particular challenges and opportunities relating to the design and operation of groundwater heating and cooling systems, with examples of those used at the Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall and elsewhere. Refreshments from 5:30pm for a 6pm start.
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Email: Maria Clarkson
Solent Regional Group: Seismic Faults and Sacred Sanctuaries
Date: 19 October 2011
Venue: National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton
 
Prof Iain Stewart (University of Plymouth) will be looking into the link between scared places of Greek antiquity and the earthquake fault lines that many of them lie along - was the placement of ancient temples and cities deliberate or just chance? Refreshments from 6pm for a 6:30pm start.
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Email: Wendy Furgusson
History of Geology Group: Geology and Medicine
Date: 1-2 November 2011
Venue: The Geological Society, London
 
This conference will offer an in-depth perspective of the contributions of physicians to the development of geology. Oral and poster presentations will be given from historians of both geology and medicine. Two excursions are planned, with tours of the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons and the Oxford museums. Registration is now open.
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Email: Dick Moody
Marine Studies Group: Marine Environmental Mapping
Date: 3-4 November 2011
Venue: The Geological Society, London
 
This two-day conference is an opportunity to present the results of MAREMAP activities, with invited presentations on habitat mapping, offshore renewables and new mapping technologies and techniques. There will also be a forum for delegates to comment on, and potentially engage in, future and planned MAREMAP activities. Registration is now open.
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Email: Kirstin Crombie
Frontiers Meeting 2011
Date: 14 November 2011
Venue: The Geological Society, London 
 
Frontiers Meetings are one-day meetings focused on short presentations and discussion to explore developments in emerging geoscience areas, followed by an open discussion forum. This year’s theme is ‘The Coupling Between Tectonics and Surface Processes’. There is no registration fee for this meeting but pre-registration is required.
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Email: Georgina Worrall
Hong Kong Regional Group: GSL Training Scheme, Chartership Accreditation and Scrutineering
Date: 17 November 2011
Venue: GEO, CEDD
 
In a two-part evening meeting about Chartership, Chartered Fellows who are interested in becoming scrutineers will be able to hear about the process and requirements, and Fellows who are preparing for CGeol accreditation can find out about the GSL Chartership training scheme and Accreditation procedure. The meeting starts at 6:15pm.
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Email: Celia Choy
Hong Kong Regional Group: 10th Anniversary Dinner
Date: 18 November 2011
Venue: Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley
 
All Fellows and guests are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Geological Society's regional group in Hong Kong. Guest of honour David Shilston (President Designate of the Geological Society) will give a talk on 'Geologists at work and play - serving science, profession and society'. Registration from 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
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Email: Celia Choy
Geological Society Careers Day 2011
Date: 7 December 2011
Venue: British Geological Survey, Nottingham
 
Careers Day is an opportunity for geoscience undergraduates and postgraduates to find out about the latest career prospects and developments. The day will run from 10am – 4pm followed by a beer reception, and will include presentations on careers, a CV writing workshop, interview techniques workshop and exhibition fair. The event is free to attend but pre-registration is required.
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Email: Ellie Duncanson-Hunter
Shell London Lecture Series 2011
The next lecture, by Eric Wolff from the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, will be on Wednesday 19 October on 'Earth's Atmosphere Trapped in Ice: 800,000 Years of Climate Change'.
 
Entry to the lectures is free to all, but by ticket only. Please note that due to the popularity of the lecture series, tickets will be allocated on a monthly ballot basis.
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Email: Ellie Duncanson-Hunter
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