GSA Sessions on Virtual Globes, Web 2.0, and More!

We are pleased to announce a pair of sessions at the 2009 GSA meeting in Portland, Oregon that should be of interest to those using digital technologies in geoscience research, education, and outreach. Descriptions of the Pardee keynote symposium and the related topical session are below.

Abstract submission for the topical session is now open. The submission deadline is August 11. We are looking particularly for case studies of geoscience or geoscience education projects advanced by the digital collaboration, visualization, and data dissemination tools outlined below. Research on the effectiveness of these technologies in geoscience education is also welcome.

P6. Google Earth to Geoblogs: Digital Innovations in the Geosciences, Sun., 18 Oct., 1:30–5 p.m.

Cosponsors: GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Google, Inc.; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)

Conveners: P. Kyle House, University of Nevada, Reno, Nev.; John Bailey, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska; Ronald C. Schott, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kans.; Mano Marks, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif.; Glenn A. Richard, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.; Peter A. Selkin, University of Washington, Tacoma, Wash.

Description: Digital technologies such as Web 2.0 services, virtual globes, and new applications of digital photography can enhance understanding of geology at all levels and across all disciplines. This session will highlight particularly novel and innovative applications of these technologies.

T160. Digital Innovations in Geoscience Research, Education, and Outreach.

Cosponsors: GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Google, Inc.; National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); GSA Geology and Society Division

Conveners: Peter A. Selkin, University of Washington, Tacoma, Wash.; Glenn A. Richard, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.; John Bailey, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska; P. Kyle House, University of Nevada, Reno, Nev.; Ronald C. Schott, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kans.; Mano Marks, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif.;

Virtual globes, various means of online collaboration, and novel applications of digital images can significantly enhance geoscience research, education, and outreach. This session will highlight particularly innovative examples.

[Originally posted here on Oblate Spheroid]

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