It’s time to inform students of recent developments in all aspects of geohazards - from volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis to engineering and science communication - at our A level Geohazards Student Conference 2019.
Inspire your students to go further in their studies with in-depth case studies from expert speakers from the University of Plymouth, industry and education. The conference will be of benefit to all students studying A level Geology and will also be of interest to students studying A level Geography.
Our expert speakers include:
Professor Iain Stewart (University of Plymouth): 'Communicating geohazards and disaster risk’
Iain is Professor of
Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth and UNESCO Chair in
Geoscience and Society. He is well known for his broadcasting career
including Journeys into the Ring of Fire, Journeys from the Centre of the
Earth, Rise of the Continents, and Earth:
The Power of the Planet. His academic
interests are in applying Earth science to pressing societal concerns - climate
change, geo-resources, geo-energy, and disaster risk reduction.
Pete Loader (Principal
Examiner at WJEC/CBAC)
Pete is a former geology teacher and previous chair of the Earth Sciences Teachers Association. He is currently chair of the Geological Society of London Education Committee and principal examiner for WJEC/CBAC.
Sophie Young (Mott
MacDonald): 'Engineering geology and hazards'
Sophie is a graduate of
the University of Plymouth and currently a Senior Project Manager at Mott
MacDonald with expertise in local government and rail projects. She was
part of the team that worked on the remediation works at Dawlish following
destruction of the mainline railway in the storms of February 2014.
Dr Paul Cole (University of
Plymouth): 'Volcanoes - monitoring and prediction'
Paul is Associate Professor
of Volcanology and former Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory.
His research spans physical volcanology using observational and geophysical
data to provide a greater understanding of mechanisms and processes of
explosive volcanoes, through to hazard and risk communication.
Dr Zoe Mildon (University of
Plymouth): 'Earthquake impacts '
Zoe is a Lecturer in
Earth Sciences specialising in earthquake science. Her recent research on
the 2016 Italian earthquakes has led to new models of stress transfer and fault
There will be no charge for registration. The event will start with a (free) light lunch followed by an afternoon of presentations and questions.
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