IGCP 732 - LANGUAGE of the Anthropocene

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(Lessons in anthropogenic impact: a knowledge network of geological signals to unite and assess global evidence of the Anthropocene)


 Present and future Geology – the global scale evidence of the Anthropocene



The Anthropocene establishes a powerful concept associated with unprecedented global change. Both recognizing and managing this novel situation in a sustainable way requires a planetary network and accompanying knowledge framework.

Here we propose to engage new ideas and networks in the development of the Anthropocene concept by cooperating globally with scientists, especially those in developing and less developed countries. The core aims are to unite and assess global evidence of the Anthropocene and to establish the Anthropocene as a fertile framework for future geosciences.

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preliminary programme

IGCP 732 Meeting & Workshop 2022

14 - 16 November 2022 - Save the date!

The 2022 meeting and workshop will take place from 14 - 16 November in Nairobi, Kenya and online.

The program will be available soon.

PANGEO Austria 2022

Introduction of IGCP 732 at the PANGEO conference

Michael Wagreich and Veronika Koukal introduced the project at the PANGEO Austria conference, held in Leoben, Austria, from 10 - 13 September 2022.

Poster at PANGEO 2022

Poster introducing IGCP 732 at the PANGEO Austria conference 2022. © Veronika Koukal

Abstract

Abstract, submitted at the PANGEO Austria 2022 conference.

In: Rantitsch, G. & Raith, J.G. (Eds.) (2022): PANGEO Austria 2022 – Abstracts and Fieldguides, 10–14 September 2022, Leoben. – Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, 143,257 p., Vienna.

Spanish Working Group of IGCP 732

Welcome to IGCP 732

Within the framework of the X Symposium of the Iberian Atlantic Margin held in Bilbao (Spain) from July 7 to 9, the Spanish Working Group of IGCP 732 was formally established. Special thanks to Rosa Mediavilla for organizing and establishing the Spanish branch of IGCP 732.

Welcome to 23 new members!

AOGS 2022

IGCP 732 Session at 19th Annual Meeting of AOGS 2022

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Meeting, 1-5 August 2022

Session Title: SE16 - UNESCO IGCP732 Lessons in Anthropogenic Impact: A Knowledge Network of Geological Signals to Unite and Assess Global Evidence of the Anthropocene

The term ‘Anthropocene’ represents the suite of human-induced changes that the planet is presently facing; it is a powerful concept that has had a remarkable impact in many disciplines. Both recognizing and managing this novel planetary situation in a sustainable way requires a network and accompanying knowledge framework. The recently installed UNESCO-IUGS IGCP732 engages new ideas and networks in the development of the Anthropocene concept by cooperating globally with scientists, with the core aim to establish the Anthropocene as a fertile framework for future science. We seek contributions on, but not limited to, the status of the regional and global Anthropocene and current initiatives for mitigating human-induced impacts.

Contributions 2 August 2022, 12:00-13:30 SGT

SE16-A007 Impacts of the Anthropocene on Philippine Coral Reefs by Maria Luisa TEJADA, Caroline JARAULA, Allan Gil FERNANDO

SE16-A001 Anthropogenic Impacts of Tourism to Karst Environments in the Philippines by Kevin GARAS, April ONDONA, Ross Dominic AGOT, Madonna Feliz MADRIGAL, Ram Alfred ROLLAN, Angeline ABRENICA, Liza Socorro MANZANO, Noelynna RAMOS

SE16-A008 Geochemistry of a Sediment Core from a Mariculture Area in Bolinao, Pangasinan, NW Philippines by Erika Grace GERNATO, Angel VII BAUTISTA, Ronald LLOREN, Nathalie DUBOIS, Caroline JARAULA

2 August 2022, 14:00-15:30 SGT

SE16-A002 Iodine-129 in Natural Archives as Markers of the Anthropocene Nuclear Era by Angel BAUTISTA VII, Sophia Jobien LIMLINGAN, Mary Margareth BAUYON, Remjohn Aron MAGTAAS, Andrei Joshua YU, Jeff Darren VALDEZ, Yoshinori IIZUKA, Fernando SIRINGAN, Hiroyuki MATSUZAKI

SE16-A003 Defining the Stratigraphic Anthropocene by Simon TURNER

SE16-A004 UNESCO International Geoscience Program IGCP 732 LANGUAGE of the Anthropocene - An Introduction by Michael WAGREICH, Veronika KOUKAL

Poster presentations:

SE16-A005 Trace Metals as Possible Markers of Anthropocene at Laguna Lake, Philippines by Chris Carl Agustin TOYADO, Caroline JARAULA

Science to Public

Talk about the Anthropocene at the Geopark Steirische Eisenwurzen

On 25 May 2022, Michael Wagreich talked about the Anthropocene and the fact that human-induced global change is more than climate change.

We want to thank the UNESCO Global Geopark Styrian Eisenwurzen for organizing this event. Further cooperation on the topic of the Anthropocene in research and outreach activities is planed.

Program of Geopark Styrian Eisenwurzen

New online lecture series at the University of Vienna

Aspects of the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene presents challenges to all academic fields. Bringing together the humanities and the sciences, we will explore new perspectives on nature, culture, society and technology in this interdisciplinary lecture series. This lecture series is a cooperation of the University of Vienna, the IGCP 732 project, the Vienna Anthropocene Network and the Forum Anthropocene.

Folder Aspects of the Anthropocene

Programme Aspects of the Anthropocene

IGCP 732 Session at AOGS 2022

We have a session for IGCP 732 at the AOGS 2022!

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Meeting, 1-5 August 2022

Session Title: SE16 - UNESCO IGCP732 Lessons in Anthropogenic Impact: a Knowledge Network of Geological Signals to Unite and Assess Global Evidence of the Anthropocene

Abstract submission is now open until 9 March 2022

AGU 2021

IGCP 732 session at AGU Fall Meeting 2021

Session Title: GC55L - UNESCO IGCP732 Lessons in Anthropogenic Impact: A Knowledge Network of Geological Signals to Unite and Assess Global Evidence of the Anthropocene (LANGUAGE)

Friday, 17 December 2021: 16:00 - 17:15 CST, Online

Contributions:

GC55L-01 Anthropocene Rivers by Catherine Russell, Colin Waters and Jan Zalasiewicz

GC55L-02 Globally Distributed Peatlands as Valuable Deposits of the Anthropocene Signal by Barbara Fialkiewicz-Koziel, Beata Smieja-Król, Edyta Łokas, Marcin Siepak, Paweł Wąsowicz and Antonina Mezhibor

GC55L-03 Lessons from the past: biological fossils as models to understand technofossils transport and preservation in the Anthropocene by Juliana Ivar do Sul, Fernanda Quaglio, Ana Bitencourt, Nilton M.E. Rosario and Catherine Russell

GC55L-04 Precious and trace metals as markers for historical anthropogenic contamination: Evidence from the Peshawar Basin, Pakistan by Mehwish Bibi, Shahid Iqbal and Michael Wagreich

GC55L-05 The Anthropocene bomb-spike in urban strata of Vienna, Austria by Maria Meszar, Karin Hain, Kira Lappé, Martin Mosser, Katrin Hornek, Veronika Koukal, Constance Litschauer, Nikolaos Piperakis and Michael Wagreich

Participants of the IGCP 732 session at AGU 2021

Participants of the IGCP 732 session at AGU 2021 © Kouver

Poster of Barbara Fiałkiewicz-Kozieł et al.

Poster of Barbara Fiałkiewicz-Kozieł et al. © Barbara Fiałkiewicz-Kozieł et al.

Poster of Mehwish Bibi et al.

Poster of Mehwish Bibi et al. © Mehwish Bibi et al.

Participants of the IGCP 732 session at AGU 2021

Participants of the IGCP 732 session at AGU 2021 © Kouver

AGU poster programme

Screenshot of the AGU 2021 poster gallery

 

Poster of Catherine Russell et al.

Poster of Catherine Russell et al. © Catherine Russell et al.

Participants of the IGCP 732 session at AGU 2021

Participants of the IGCP 732 session at AGU 2021 © Kouver

Poster of Juliana Ivar do Sul et al.

Poster of Juliana Ivar do Sul et al.

© Juliana Ivar do Sul et al.

Poster of Maria Meszar et al.

Poster of Maria Meszar et al.

© Meszar et al.

IGCP 732 at the annual Chinese IGCP Meeting

Luyuan Zhang and Michael Wagreich presented IGCP 732 at the annual meeting of the Chinese IGCP commitee 2021 with more than 3700 participants.

Luyuan at the Chinese IGCP meeting

© Luyuan Zhang

Poster session

© Luyuan Zhang

Chinese IGCP meeting

© Luyuan Zhang

IGCP 732 presentation at the Chinese IGCP meeting

© Luyuan Zhang

Chinese IGCP meeting

© Luyuan Zhang

IGCP 732 Session at AGU Fall Meeting 2021

There is a IGCP 732 session at the AGU Fall Meeting 2021!

AGU Fall Meeting, 13-17 December 2021

Session Title: GC55L - UNESCO IGCP732 Lessons in Anthropogenic Impact: A Knowledge Network of Geological Signals to Unite and Assess Global Evidence of the Anthropocene (LANGUAGE)

Friday, 17 December 2021: 16:00 - 17:15 CST, Online

Contributions:

GC55L-01 Anthropocene Rivers by Catherine Russell

GC55L-02 Globally Distributed Peatlands as Valuable Deposits of the Anthropocene Signal by Barbara Fialkiewicz-Koziel

GC55L-03 Lessons from the past: biological fossils as models to understand technofossils transport and preservation in the Anthropocene by Juliana Ivar do Sul

GC55L-04 Precious and trace metals as markers for historical anthropogenic contamination: Evidence from the Peshawar Basin, Pakistan by Mehwish Bibi

GC55L-05 The Anthropocene bomb-spike in urban strata of Vienna, Austria by Michael Wagreich

9th International Conference on UNESCO Geoparks

The 9th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks has been rescheduled to December 11-17, 2021, at Jeju Island, South Korea.

https://www.jejuggn2020.org/

Kick-Off Meeting

18-19 October 2021

Online, hosted by the University of Vienna

Save the date and submit your abstract until 25 August!