SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
30-31 July, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
SCAR EXCOM 2019 Paper 12: Report from Geosciences Group
Geosciences Group (GSG), 2018-19 Report
Agenda Item: 7
Person Responsible: Jesús Galindo-Zaldívar
Report Authors: Jesús Galindo-Zaldívar (Chief Officer, Spain), Naresh C. Pant (Deputy Chief Officer, India), Marcelo Leppe (Secretary, Chile), Contributions of Chairs of Expert Groups and Action Groups.
The Geosciences Group includes seven Expert Groups and four Action Groups, three of them cross-disciplinary. The EGs / AGs continue their scheduled activities and do not have any major issues. Progress reports submitted by EG/AG leaders have been uploaded in the Action and Expert Group folder.
The main activity in this period is to hold the XIII ISAES in Incheon, Republic of Korea, July 22-26, 2019, hosted by KOPRI, with 443 submitted abstracts, expecting about 300 international participants and 100 to 150 Korean attendees (https://www.isaes2019.org:12090/home/).
In the frame of GSG, the activities of the Action Group on Geological Heritage and Geoconservation should be underlined, in response to the request from the CEP to SCAR for advice on the protection of geological values. In addition to the documents already submitted to the CEP, the group intends to present to CEP XXXIII in 2020: a list of National Repositories, a Code of Conduct on Geosciences Field Research and a Methodology for the Identification of Antarctic Geological Heritage. These outputs will require the close interaction of the Geosciences Group and SC-ATS.