The Young Earth Scientists Network

Are you looking to join a global network of earth scientists? The Young Earth Scientists Network (YES Network) is an association of earth-scientists who are primarily under the age of 35 years that represent geological organisations and companies from across the world. The network has been established quite recently, in 2007, and has been running annual meetings since then. Each meeting has been held in different countries such as China, USA, and Austria during the EGU.

The network main aim is that Earth sciences should meet the needs of society hence the motto “Earth Sciences for Society”.  YES works to provide young and early career earth scientists with information on how to obtain relevant skills and experiences, establish collaborative working relationships, and create global interdisciplinary networks. Thus, providing the tools young scientists will need to address some of society’s greatest challenges. Excited about the whole idea? You can join YES for free online:

This year, the YES Network are organising the 3rd World YES Congress, between the 11th – 16th August 2014. The congress will be held at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre-MJNICC in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in conjunction with the 25th Colloquium of African Geology.
For more information visit:
The deadline for session submission is 15th March 2014
Matthew Agius is a recent PhD graduate from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland and is now doing research at the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre). His research focuses on the dynamics of the lithosphere beneath Tibet, the Central Mediterranean, and the Pacific Ocean. Matthew’s role as a young scientist representative is to promote the efforts done by young researchers and to engage in discussions that concern seismology students. You can reach Matthew via e-mail at

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