Earth system science has become the most widely used model for exploring complex interrelationships among solid Earth, the oceans, atmosphere, and Earth's myriad life forms. The model is used to study Earth's geological past, present, and future.
"ESP2" follows the groundbreaking Earth System Processes meeting held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2001. That meeting was co-convened by GSA and the Geological Society of London.
Scientific themes of Earth System Processes 2 are:
Analyzing the nature and drivers of environmental and biotic evolution on geologic time scales, sometimes involving extraterrestrial influences and exchanges with Earth's deep interior.
Linking components of the earth system across all scales of space and time.
The meeting will consist of plenary keynote addresses, theme and general sessions, and field trips. For a preliminary view of the technical program and participating scientists, please visit http://www.
Earth System Processes 2 will be held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Calgary. GSA and GAC will operate an onsite Newsroom and complimentary registration is available for qualified journalists. For information on eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.
Additional information will be made available when the technical program is finalized in May. Media-related questions may be directed to Ann Cairns, Director of Communications at the Geological Society of America (+1-303-357-1056 or email@example.com).