Contributions of young Earth scientists to mathematical geoscience for resource strategic issues (jointly-organized by IAMG and YES network)
Regions like Silk Road connecting economic arteries of Asia and European continents, Tibet with enormous potential of mineral resources, African countries rich in petroleum, natural gas and mineral deposits, etc. have attracted extensive interests from social, economic, and humanistic fields all over the world. Economic development in these areas relies considerably on natural resources, which has promoted the significance of geological researches. Recent progress in our understanding of geological processes and innovation of exploration technology has greatly benefitted from new developments in large-volume acquisitions of multi-source geo-data and the wide variety of geographic information system based data processing techniques. During the next few decades, advanced geomathematical data integration and spatial analysis techniques are bound to break through current difficulties in natural resource exploration and procurement for future generations, including the exploration in frontier areas, utilization of natural resources with environmental protection, decreasing ore grades, mining deeply buried ores, and increasing production costs. Among these issues, young Earth scientists (early-career geoscientists) will definitely play significant roles. To this end, we invite a wide range of young geoscientists related to current knowledge of up-to-date geological, geomathematical, and geoinformatical techniques in support of resource strategic issues, as well as contributions providing new insights into applications. Furthermore, this proposed symposium (jointly organized by International Association of Mathematical Geosciences-IAMG and Young Earth Scientists-YES) intends to provide a platform for discussion and communication, as well as possible future collaborations among early-career geoscientists.
Christien Thiart, Wenlei Wang, Meng Wang and Jie Zhao