Department of Earth Sciences conference
7th June 2016
Durham University

Welcome to the 5th Department of Earth Sciences conference!

'Celebrating excellence in our research'

The 2017 Department of Earth Sciences conference at Durham University will be held on Tuesday 6th June 2017 in TR1-4, Level 2 of the Arthur Holmes Building. We encourage all members of the Department and the Science Faculty to attend and take part. The oral presentations are to be given by the Level 4 students (summative presentation of research projects), but you can submit an abstract for a poster presentation on any aspect of your research, whether it be an undergraduate assignment/dissertation or a presentation given at an academic conference. If you don't have a poster already, why not make one? Great experience for your CV!

To attend the day, you must register but conference attendance is free!


Meeting highlights


Important Dates

Wednesday 1 March 2017Registration and abstract submission open
Friday 28 April 2017Abstract submission closes
Monday 8 May 2017Registration closes



*Two poster awards (1 undergraduate and 1 postgraduate): Vouchers for an outdoor shop (£50 per award)*
*Two awards for the best Level 4 oral presentations: Vouchers for an outdoor shop (£50 per award)*

Awards will be presented at 16.00 in TR1/2 - make sure you're there!


Industry exhibition

CGG. Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry.
BP. One of the world's leading international oil and gas companies.
OGI. OGI has more than 20 years of experience in providing groundwater related services to clients and contractors in the United Kingdom.
BGS. The British Geological Survey is a world-leading geological survey. It focuses on public-good science for government, and research to understand earth and environmental processes. It is the UK's premier provider of objective and authoritative geoscientific data, information and knowledge.
Dunelm Geotechnical & Environmental. Dunelm have 50 years' experience as leaders in the field of ground investigation, providing geotechnical, geoenvironmental and site investigation services on a national scale.
FWS. FWS is an established, internationally recognised consultancy with considerable experience providing economic geology, mining, geo-environmental, geotechnical and waste management services to a diverse client base.
EIG. Extractive Industry Geology is a fully independent organisation run by a committee of extractive industry academics, consultants, and other interest groups, with an aim to share knowledge, and promote scientific research and good practice in the field of applied geology. Here, they will be represented by Tarmac.
Durham Uni Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre. CEEC provides a wide range of services to both students and departments, from its core functions of providing careers information, advice and guidance to students and graduates to promoting employability issues within the University.

More to follow ...


We look forward to welcoming you to the conference!

The Organising Committee:
Claire Horwell
Sian Arnold
Anna Whitford
Kit Hardman
Ines Tomasek
Chris Saville

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