The German Chapter of the Young Earth Scientists Network (YES) is pleased to announce the 5th International YES Congress 2019 "Rocking Earth's Future" to be held at the Freie Universität Berlin in Berlin, Germany.
The YES Network an international association of young and early career Earth scientists who are primarily under the age of 35 or are within ten years after graduating form their PhD, and are from universities, geosciences organizations and companies from across the world. The YES Network was formed as a result of the International Year of Planet Earth in 2007. Previous YES Congresses were organized in 2009 in China, 2012 in Australia, 2014 in Tanzania, 2017 in Iran. The Congresses generally focus on climate, environmental and geoscience challenges facing today’s society, as well as career and academic pathway challenges faced by early career geoscientists.
Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. Although most people live less than 100 years, each one of them has a considerable impact on our planet. In order to ensure a livelihood for humanity for generations to come we are required to change - yet change is usually happening slowly as we tend to favor routine over change. Especially the young generations are required to pursue change.
The current and future grand challenges of global change are manifold and include rapid population growth, increasing urbanization, global warming, contamination of water and soil, the continuing transition of our economy to post-industrialism and related increase in vulnerabilities. For early career earth sciences researchers, the task is to ensure that humanity is prepared to tackle all these challenges in a smart and sustainable way. This requires hard facts, reproducible and transparent science and a sound commitment.
Abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 4, 2019.