First Planet Earth Meeting Calls for Abstracts
More than 10,000 scientists, professionals and students will gather in Houston
on Oct. 5-9 to discuss the latest research and current trends in
energy, water resources, science education, earth systems and related
Abstract submission opened Jan. 21.
The meeting is sponsored by the Geological Society of America,
American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil
Science Society of America, and Gulf Coast Association of Geological
Societies. Also participating is the Gulf Coast Section of the Society
for Sedimentary Geology. The Houston Geological Society is hosting the
The intention of this first-ever joint meeting is to
highlight and stimulate discussions in areas of common interest across
the diversity of disciplines of the organizations represented. Held
under the theme, "Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth,"
the meeting recognizes the International Year of Planet Earth
initiative, organized by International Union of Geological Sciences and
the United Nations General Assembly.
The event will feature presentations of scientific papers, hundreds of
exhibits and a myriad of distinguished lectures and special events. In
addition to the joint sessions, each participating scientific society
will have its own sessions, symposia, workshops, field trips, tours and