Figure 1. The UN's sustainable Development goals (source: http://www.unfoundation.org/features/globalgoals/the-global-goals.html
The charity is closely linked to several universities meaning the one-day event was awash with bright ideas from young geologists from every corner of the UK. Add to the mix experts in policy and communication including BBC presenter and academic Professor Iain Stewart and you have the recipe for a fascinating day.
Figure 2: GFGD founder Dr Joel Gill gives the opening address on Geology and the sustainable development goals
- Digitising boreholes for water ain in Myanmar for Bristol GFGD
- Humanitarian and Development Mapathons (Janet Chapman, Tanzania Development Trust)
- Resilience to Volcanic Hazards in Guatemala (GfGD National Project)
- Young Scientists in Disaster Risk Reduction Platform (Lydia Cumiskey, Middlesex University London)
- Water Youth Network (Lydia Cumiskey, Middlesex University London)
- Parsquake - Earthquake Education in the Global Persian Community. Are you able to help dub earthquake education videos into another language? (Solmaz Mohadjer)
- Mining, Environmental Protection and Development; seeking those with knowledge of mining contaminants in soil (CAFOD)
- International Citizen Service: volunteer abroad in developing countries (Catherine Honour).
Earthquake comms must follow seismic cycle: actionable advice during quake & ongoing outreach in interseismic. @Profiainstewart #GfGDConf pic.twitter.com/kgwvBfQnGK— Emily White (@EmilyDaisy72) November 4, 2016
This blog is written by Cabot Institute member Keri McNamara, a PhD student in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol.