Success for the 1st Geoeducation-session at NGWM - 2020

The 34. Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (NGWM20) was held 8-10. January 2020 at University of Oslo. For the first time this big meeting had a session dedicated for "Geoeducation" on the programme. With over 50 participants the session was well visited. Here are some photos. 

The University of Oslo Library with NGWM-conference banners: Hans Arne Nakrem/UiO

The University of Oslo Library with NGWM-conference banners: Hans Arne Nakrem/UiO

For first time "Geoeduation" had a session all of it’s own at the Nordic Geological Winter Meeting.

The Geoeducation-session was arranged on the last day Friday 10th of January of the conference, and had 9 presentations from researchers, teachers and scientist involved in teaching activities in geosciences. In addition there were 3 poster contributions about "Gescience education" presented in the poster hall.

And the new session attracted the conference audience: Anders Mattias Lundmark who was in the chair for the session could address over 50 attendants for most of the presentations during the day.

Glipmses from the session for geoeducation

Konferansen hadde en stor og innholdsrik posterpresentasjon i underetasjen i UB, Georg Sverdrups hus. Mange hadde poster, her professor Henning Dypvik som presenterer posteren; Sedimentological and palynological investigations of the Neoproterozoic Valdres Group, til kollega Valerie Maupin, Institutt for geofag. Posteren viser en trachyhystrichosphaera som levde en gang for 700 mill år siden i et elverikt landskap ved kysten, nå gjenfunnet på Rundemellen i Valdres -
Anders Mathias Lundmark, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, UiO welcome the audience in the opnening of the session on Friday 10th January. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot/UiO
Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo i anledning det
Here is Professor Emeritus Knut Bjørlykke, UiO, who presents his lecture on; Geoscience Education in Norway. Importance of applied disciplines in geology and geophysics. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot/UiO
– See all speakers and titles in the conference program, pdf.
Fra The Geological Society (of London): Bethan Philips til venstre, med konferansedeltager Lawrence studerer de nærmere det første geologisk kartet over England og Wales (William Smith/1815). I hallen på Georg Sverdrups hus hadde flere geologiske foreninger stand, det var også presentasjoner fra institusjoner og forskningsprosjekter slik som EPOS: European PLate Observing System. Foto: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot/UiO
Rie H. Malm, Doctoral Research Fellow, UiO, presented some of the findings from data collected during the iEarth baseline survey conducted in 2018. The presentation can be seen here: Malm.Lundmark.Future.10.1.2020 (pdf). Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot/UiO.
– iEarth is a Centre for integrated Earth System Education, and a cooperation between UiB/UiO/UiT/UNIS;
Anja Sundal, forsker ved Institutt for geofag, men sitt innlegg. How to plan the perfect field course … – for students, the environment and society, under programmets seksjon for geoutdanning. Foto: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot/UiO
Anja Sundal, Researcer at Department of Geosciences with her presentation. How to plan the perfect field course … – for students, the environment and society. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot/UiO

About the conference

34th Nordic Geological Winter Meeting (NGWM20), 8-10. January 2020 was organized by the Norwegian Geological Association, with contributions from the Department of Geosciences, NHM and the Science Library.

The conference program was divided into different topics, ranging from geology, geohazards, geotourism to education to name a few.

Visit the conference page for more information about NGWM20:

By Gunn Kristin Tjoflot
Published Jan. 17, 2020 3:34 PM - Last modified Mar. 5, 2021 9:43 AM