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ELEMENTS: Unconventional Hydrocarbons

August 15, 2014

The August issue of Elements magazine (volume 10, issue 4) is in press. Unconventional hydrocarbons, such as gas and oil shale, oil sands, and heavy oil, can now be exploited more effectively and economically. This has stimulated exploration and exploitation on a global scale and has led to a new economic and environmental landscape in energy matters. Exploiting unconventional hydrocarbons requires additional technology, energy, and capital compared to the industry standard. In this thematic issue, Guest editors David Cole and Michael Arthur address the geologic and geochemical nature of these resources and their impact on global socioeconomics and the environment.

Current Geochemical Society members can access this issue now via the Elements online archive using your email address (UserID) and member number (Password).

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

Hazen named 2014 F. Earl Ingerson Lecturer

August 11, 2014

Robert M. Hazen (Carnegie Institution of Washington) has been selected as the 2014 F. Earl Ingerson Lecturer. His talk, Chance and necessity in the mineral evolution of terrestrial planets, will be presented at the GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada this October. (Photo credit: Deep Carbon Observatory)

GSA – Executive Director Position

August 04, 2014

The Geological Society of America (GSA) has an opening for the position of Executive Director. For more information on the position, please visit their website at: http://www.geosociety.org/humanres/1408ExecDirector.htm. Applications received by 15 October 2014 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled. GSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations of outstanding individuals.

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

High impact factor for Geochemical Perspectives

August 04, 2014

The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) have just announced that the journal Geochemical Perspectives, launched in 2012, has received its first impact factor. For 2013 this is 8.25. All articles are freely available online at geochemicalperspectives.org or via GeoScienceWorld. This strong reception by the geochemistry community of a wholly community run journal is good news for Geochemistry and the launch of Geochemical Perspectives – Letters in 2015.

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

EAG-GS Outreach to visit Madagascar

July 29, 2014

Pierre Deschamps (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement) has been selected as the 2014 EAG-GS Outreach lecturer. The first stop of his lecture tour has been confirmed and will be August 20-22 at the University of Antanavarivo in Madagascar. More information on the lecture series can be found on the EAG-GS Outreach page. Additional dates and locations will be added to the page as they become available.

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

Final week for GCA-Vancouver abstracts

July 15, 2014

Abstract Submissions for the 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada are open through July 29th. Thanks to strong volunteer support, there are 37 sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by Geochemical Society. GS will again be organizing the F. Earl Ingerson Lecture, sponsoring a reception with MSA and the GSA-MGPV division, and welcome attendees to our exhibit (Booth 1226).

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews
Tag: GSA

Larter named 2014 Treibs Medalist

July 14, 2014

Stephen R. Larter, Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geology at the University of Calgary has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Alfred Treibs Award. Larter was nominated for his major and pioneering contributions in petroleum geochemistry through fundamental understanding of origins, transformation and fates of organic materials in the Earth and their practical application. The Treibs Award recognizes major achievements, over a period of years, in organic geochemistry. The award will be presented at the Organic Geochemistry Gordon Research Conference next month, with the Medal Talk and citation given at Goldschmidt2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

GS and geochemistry at Fall AGU

July 07, 2014

Abstract submissions are being accepted through Aug. 6 for the 2014 Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco this December. AGU's Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology section has organized a number of interesting geochemistry sessions. AGU is also providing a number of Student Travel Grants and Scholarships for students and young scientists planning to attend. The application deadline is Aug. 13. The Geochemical Society will again be welcoming attendees to our exhibit (Booth 2801).

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews
Tag: AGU

Thank You 2014 Committee Members!

June 30, 2014

What we do at GS day after day to deliver on our mission to impact the direction of geochemistry at a global level is only possible through the Herculean efforts of our volunteers. Thank you! The following volunteers complete terms at the end of June 2014; an asterisk denotes committee chair. Visit http://www.geochemsoc.org/society/committeesandpersonnel/ for full committee rosters.

Nominations: Simon Wilde* (Curtin Univ), Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink (WHOI)

Program: Lesley Warren* (McMaster Univ), Helen Williams (Durham Univ)

Award Nominations: Edouard Bard (College de France)

V.M. Goldschmidt Award: Kathryn Nagy* (Univ of Illinois), Lisa Pratt (Indiana Univ)

F.W. Clarke Award: Graham Pearson* (Univ of Alberta), Klaus Mezger (Univ of Bern)

C.C. Patterson Award: Friedhelm von Blanckenburg* (GFZ), Albert Galy (Cambridge Univ)

Geochemical Fellows: Janne Blichert-Toft* (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon) , Katherine Freeman (Penn State Univ)

Alfred Treibs Award: John Volkman (CSIRO), Cindy Lee (Stonybrook Univ)

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

GS and geochemistry at GSA-Vancouver

June 30, 2014

Thanks to strong volunteer support, there are 37 sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by Geochemical Society at the 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada this October. Abstract Submission is open through July 29th. GS will again be organizing the F. Earl Ingerson Lecture, sponsoring a reception with MSA and the GSA-MGPV division, and welcome attendees to our exhibit (Booth 1226).

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews