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2017 is an important year for Earth Science Matters Foundation. First, we welcome a new Board Member, Dr. Gbenga Okunlola who is the new President of the Geological Society of Africa and the successor of Dr. Aberra Mogessie, our highly appreciated ESM Board Member, who has decided to retire from the Foundation. Secondly, as of 1 January 2017, Courtney E. Jermyn - van der Zee took on her newly appointed role by the ESM Board as Director of the ESM Secretariat. Dr. Eduardo de Mulder will remain active in the Foundation as a Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director. We appreciate all the support and collaboration you have given ESM over the years and are excited to see what 2017 will bring!
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New ESM Partner: PNSO

The Earth Science Matters Foundation is happy to welcome the Peking Natural Science-Art Organization (PNSO) as its most recent Partner. PNSO is a non-governmental science and art creation and research organization based in Beijing, China, founded by science artists Zhao Chuang, ...
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In July 2015, Courtney E. Jermyn - van der Zee, MSc has been appointed by the ESM Board as Deputy Director of the ESM Secretariat. Courtney Jermyn has over ten years of international employment experience, working in multidisciplinary and multinational teams on various geological, geotechnical and dredging projects.
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Salt crystal x one billion times

Vienna, Austria’s capital, will witness a remarkable event this year, the exposition of a huge model of a salt crystal, magnified about one billion times, a potential world record indeed! This reports our National Focal Point for Austria, Dr. Robert Krickl. In fact this exposition is a major outreach contribution to the International Year of Crystallography, proclaimed by the United Nations for 2014.
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Aberra Mogessie appointed new member of GSA International Committee
The Earth Science Matters (ESM) Foundation is happy to announce the appointment of ESM Board Member Aberra Mogessie as a Representative of an International Associated Society in the newly established International Committee of the Geological Society of America (GSA).
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ESM present at the YES and CAG25 Conferences in Dar es Salaam
Two important geoscientific conferences were held back-to-back from 11 – 15 August 2014, in the Julius Nyerere Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Sospeter Muhongo appointed Patron of the Earth Science Matters Foundation
In February 2014 the ESM Board decided to appoint Sospeter Muhongo, currently Minister of Energy and Resources in the United Republic of Tanzania, Patron of the ESM Foundation.
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ESM participation in Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) meeting in Yokohama, 29 April to 2 May 2014
On invitation by the JpGU and sponsored by the new e-journal Progress on Earth and Planetary Sciences the ESM Executive Director attended the annual JpGU Conference in Yokohama, Japan. This annual geoscience meeting belongs to the largest in the world and attracted about 7,000 geoscientists, predominantly from Japan.
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