GSA's 125th Anniversary
Celebrating Advances in Geoscience
Our science, our societal impact, and our unique thought processes
GSA members and friends are encouraged to contribute!
Share with the world how you're helping to celebrate GSA's 125th Anniversary.
Listen to Formations — ‘Rock Music’ of a Different Kind. Performed by the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and sponsored by ExxonMobil Corp.
GIVE 125 Campaign - Give 125 "Somethings" — whatever makes the most sense for you — dollars, time, possessions, or yourself. Our goal is for all GSA members to contribute in increments of 125 to show support for GSA during this anniversary year.
The Geological Society of America TURNS 125 !
125th Anniversary Excursion
Travels in Geology—Antarctica and the Scotia Arc: Tectonics, Climate and Life
22-day Antarctic Voyage aboard the 117-meter ice ship Akademik Ioffe
28 December: Cruise departed Santiago, Chile
GSA kicked off its 125th Anniversary celebration with this extraordinary 22-day adventure to one of Earth's most dynamic ecosystems. Field and lecture programs were designed for both the professional scientist and anyone with an interest in the planet, its life and future. Read the blog and learn more about the journey.
19 January: Antarctic Voyage disembarks at Ushuaia, Argentina
18–20 March: Northeastern Section Meeting
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA
20–21 March: Southeastern Section Meeting
San Juan, Puerto Rico
4–5 April: South-Central Section Meeting
Austin, Texas, USA
14–19 April: Coastal Processes and Environments Under Sea-Level Rise and Changing Climate: Science to Inform Management
Galveston, Texas, USA
GSA held an community open house at its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. GSA president, George Davis introduced distinguished Colorado speakers Brad Udall (Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment); Brandon Rattiner (from Sen. Mark Udall's office); and Andy Schultheiss (from Rep. Jared Polis' office). Watch Video at top of page or on YouTube.
26 April: GSA held an community open house at its headquarters in Boulder. GSA president, George Davis introduced distinguished Colorado speakers Brad Udall (Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment); Brandon Rattiner (from Sen. Mark Udall's office); and Andy Schultheiss (from Rep. Jared Polis' office). More than 200 guests enjoyed tours of the building includint GSA's wonderful specimen collection as well as information on GSA's many partners in the community. Watch video at right or on YouTube.
2–3 May: North-Central Section Meeting
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
15–17 May: Rocky Mountain Section Meeting
Gunnison, Colorado, USA
20–22 May: Cordilleran Section Meeting
Fresno, California, USA
Black Cuillin. Sgurr na Stri and Blaven from the summit of Sgurr Dubh Mor with Strathaird and Sleat in the distance. G.S Johnstone, supplied by NERC
The Great British Tertiary Volcanoes: Exploring the Palaeogene centres of Skye and Rum;
Geological Society of London field trip: Isle of Skye and Isle of Rum, Scotland.
- 17–19 June: Roof of the World
- Geological Society of China & Geological Society of America Joint Meeting
A. Chengdu, Sichuan, China
B. Evolution of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
C. Intra-continental deformation, mineral resources and geologic hazards
Environmental changes, biologic evolution, geochemistry and carbon sequestration
[ read blog post about conference ]
- 2–7 June: Structure and tectonics of the NW Highlands of Scotland: from deep crust to hydrocarbon reservoirs
Geological Society of London field trip: NW Highlands, Scotland
- The NW Highlands of Scotland is classic ground for structural geology. It was here that many of the key concepts were developed, from the recognition and analysis of thrust systems to the discovery of mylonites. The region remains an important test-bed for modern ideas in structure and tectonics, a training ground for the next generation of earth scientists and a home to analogues for faults in offshore oilfields. This five day field excursion aims to provide an overview not only of the geology and tectonics of NW Scotland but also a broad range of faults and shear zones. These chart deformation styles in the deep crust through various forms of mylonites and cataclasites right up to faulting and damage in analogue hydrocarbon reservoirs.
The classic view onto the Glencoul Thrust, first described by Charles Callaway in 1883, one of the major structures of the Moine Thrust Belt.
25–29 August: MEDGEO 2013 —
The Natural Environment & Health; Hidden Dangers, Unlimited Opportunities
IMGA 5th International Conference on Medical Geology
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Hosted by GSA's Geology & Health Division
Formations - Inspired by Colorado's geology, composer Jeffrey Nytch has created a 4-movement symphony performed by the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra on opening (8 Sept.) night of their 2013-2014 season at CU's Macky Auditorium in Boulder. The Phil will do a special performance of Formations at the 125th Anniversary Gala event at the 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver.
[ more about the symphony ]