n observance of the United Nations proclamation of the triennium 2007-2009 as the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE), the Young Earth-Scientist Network is organizing the First World Congress which is focused on young (under the age of 35) earth scientists and earth science professionals.
The Congress is a flagship project of IYPE and will be held at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing (CUGB), China, from 25 to 28th October 2009.
The objective of the Congress is to connect young earth-scientists, young political leaders, representatives of organizations and associations across the world to create innovative approaches towards long-term sustainability and restoration of earth systems and to build long-term bridges between the scientific community and future decision makers.
The goals of the Congress will be met through a series of oral sessions, poster sessions and roundtable discussions that focus on topics of global scientific and social significance.
For more details about the Congress, please visit the Congress's website: http://www.yescongress2009.org/
The Congress is under the patronage of UNESCO and it is strongly supported in China.
Eight Universities of Beijing and other Chinese scientific institutions are involved in the Organization.
At the opening ceremony will be present the Minister of Land and Resources (MLR) and of Eucation (MOE). It is invited a also the premier Wen Jiabao who studied at the CUGB, University that hosts the event.
Internationally, some of most important organizations in the sector of earth sciences are supporting the event.
Spain is involved in the organization with a national representative, Mr. Jhon Jairo Gonzalez (who reads in copy).
Anyway, the answer from Spain in terms of contacts, abstracts and registrations is under our expectations.
Spain has an important scientific tradition in the Earth Sciences and as Yes Network we would like to use these last 2 months prior of the event to promot (...)