Looking to orchestrate greater sustainability good work to build on and there will be plenty of continuity with what Gladys has been doing.
Philip Ringrose EAGE president 2014-2015
hilip Ringrose, EAGE president writes: In my free time, I relax by playing the clarinet and the cello and this musical background has inspired me to bring harmony during my presidential year, which started at the EAGE Annual Conference in Amsterdam in June. My main aim is to persuade the membership, considerably enlarged during Gladys Gonzalez’s year at the helm, to sing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to sustainability. There is a lot of
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She has put in a huge amount of effort and hats off to her because we have grown a great deal in places such as Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and most recently Latin America. I want to ensure that our growth is sustainable. In tough economic times, we need to ensure that we offer value for money to our members. Many people join the EAGE but let their membership slip after a year. We need to explain better how the Association will sustain members over the course of their careers. To that end we must offer continued focus and new agenda-setting workshops. I believe we al-
I want to ensure that our growth is sustainable. ready have a strong base from which to work, offering members a wide range of professional learning opportunities; topical conferences and workshops, a highly acclaimed portfolio of specialist publications, as well as access to a large databank of scientific research. There is always room to improve, for example, by making our events as geographically accessible and relevant as possible. In particular, I want to grow the Near Surface Geoscience division, which currently accounts for about 10% of the membership. We want this division to grow and represent around 20-30% of members in the next five years and to do that the organisation must put more focus on sustainable use of the Earth’s resources and particularly Read more on p. 2 ➤
Asia’s top geoscience event in Kuala Lumpur plans to be bigger and better than ever
ver 2500 participants from the geoscience community are expected to attend the Asia Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition (APGCE), due to take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 12-13 October 2015. Asia’s premier geoscience event will
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have the timely theme of ‘Energising Asia Through Geoscience Ideas and Solutions’. Over 40 exhibition spaces and exclusive sponsorship packages are on offer for this prestigious occasion. Read more on p. 2 ➤
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