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 sciences.

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 meeting.

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 special events.

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