Geoscience and Society Summit
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Geoscience and Society Summit

18/03/2019 to 21/03/2019
When: Monday, 18- Thursday, 21 March 2019
All day
Where: Stockholm University and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research

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Geoscience and Society Summit: Bridges to Global Health, Resilience and Sustainability


The Geoscience and Society Summit 2019 is an international conference with workshops that will take place from 18-21 March 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. As a joint initiative between Geology in the Public Interest and the American Geophysical Union, GSS-2019 will explore current societal challenges facing the geosciences community, particularly those for which trans-national and cross-cultural cooperation can inform to facilitate solutions. GSS-2019 has four themes – Energy & Minerals Sustainability, Climate Change & Ocean- and Habitat-Health, Water Resources & Agricultural Production Sustainability, and Environmental Hazards, Human Health, & Social Justice. For additional information, please see the conference web site  (

Participants will represent diverse global communities and sectors, including:

  • Research institutions
  • Students, scientists, and administrators from academia
  • Non-profit and philanthropic organizations
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • For-profit corporations and industries
  • Religious institutions and indigenous communities

Topics include:

  • Energy and Minerals Sustainability
  • Climate Change and Ocean- and Habitat-Health
  • Water and Agricultural Production Sustainability
  • Environmental Hazards, Human Health, and Social Justice



  • Define: Assess the major societal challenges and the role geoscience can play to inform solutions
  • Discuss: Facilitate a dialogue between the science and user community to advance the foundational capability to tackle societal challenges by leveraging geoscience
  • Action: Develop models or processes to improve interdisciplinary engagement and science diplomacy


Additional Information

For more information and to register for this event, please visit the Geoscience and Society Summit website

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