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IUGS-IFG Meetings
No general meetings are planned for 2017


IUGS-IFG Presentations and Events 2017

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3º Iberoamerican Seminar on Forensic Geosciences

    For more information download the UPDATED program flyer.



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Soil Forensics Workshop on Forensic Examination and Interpretation of Soil Evidence

Held in conjunction with the Trace Evidence Working Group (TEWG) at the 9th Asian Forensic Sciences Network (AFSN) annual meeting and symposium in Singapore from 5 to 9th September 2017.
For more information and registration visit https://www.afsn2017.sg/.



European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

    Vienna | Austria
    23–28 April 2017
    Download a flyer of the poster by Dr Laurance Donnelly, Prof Lorna Dawson,
    Dr Alastair Ruffell, Dr Jennifer McKinley, Dr Rosa Maria Di Maggio, Dr Duncan Pirrie,
    Commander Mark Harrison, and Prof Sue Grayston
    Forensic Geology and Geoethics presented at the EGU -
    General Assembly 2017 Session EOS14 - Geoethics: ethical, social and cultural implications
    of geoscience knowledge, education, research and practice


IUGS-IFG Presentations and Events 2018

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Resources for Future Generations 2018


Vancouver Convention Center
    Vancouver, BC, CANADA
    June 16-21, 2018

Conference Session RS12 -
Forensic Geology: Ethics, Communication, Regulation and Opportunities.

    In the past decade, forensic geology has experienced global expansion and development,
    facilitated by the success of groups such as the IUGS Initiative on Forensic Geology,
    established in 2006. As part of the ‘Conference Session RS12 - Forensic Geology: Ethics,
    Communication, Regulation and Opportunities’ we will discuss, debate and explore:
    (i) ethical issues surrounding the use of forensic geoscience data and information,
    (ii) and expert opinion, (iii) effective communication, (iv) assessing the strengths
    and limitations of geoscience data in forensic investigations, (v) sampling strategies and
    geostatistics, (vi) ground search resources, (vii) application of geoscience databases,
    (viii) accreditation and regulation in forensic geology, (ix) alignment with forensic science
    (x) case studies, including the illegal trade in geological commodities and international
    wildlife crime and (xi) dealing with sensitive human issues such as the handling of
    human remains, sensitive and confidential data and case intelligence.
    Convenership: Duncan Pirrie, Rosa Maria Di Maggio, Lorna Dawson, Laurance Donnelly,
    Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua.
    Start your abstract submission (Abstracts will be accepted until January 15, 2018):



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