Winter School on Sustainable Waste Management

Deadline of Competition Submission: 30 September 2019 (Texas local time)

Participate in the Essay Competition for winning a full or a partial scholarship to attend the ISWA-SWIS Winter School Jan 2020. This is the only international, 2-week course about sustainable waste management, including modern landfills and landfill mining. It offers a good mix of theoretical lectures and practical site visits (have a look to the programme here!).

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Innovation Summer School in Darmstadt, Jun-Aug 2019

Don’t miss out on this tremendous opportunity: the chance for brilliant international students to attend the 3-month Merck Innovation Summer School at Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt this June.The Merck Innovation Summer School is a paid 3-month intrapreneurship program (June-August 2019) that allows you to learn about intrapreneurship, meaning innovation in a corporate environment, and grow a seed idea into a “pitchable” innovation concept. The program is designed for PhD students and experienced Masters students and is fully integrated into the Merck Innovation Center.  Hurry up! the application deadline is coming very soon!

Retractionwatch: an indispensable tool in scholarly publishing

Since August 2010, there is a place for recording  studies no longer reliable. The blog created the first database of retractions, with nearly 18,000 retractions so far, stretching back decades. There are well over a thousand retractions each year and this database inform about scientific misconducts.

Retractionwatch is doing deeper dives, prompting to file public records requests for reports of misconduct investigations and other materials (and their co-founders to urge universities to do a better job with them). In the past year, retractionwatch has collaborated together with journalism organizations, to bring readers stories that go deep and reach larger audiences than retractionwatch can on the blog. There are their established partnerships with STAT and Science, where they continue to break news and help readers make sense of developments.

Some of the most impressive stories related to retractions and academic misconduct include:

Can you share yours in the comments below?

This non-profit organization have received some foundation support from MacArthur Foundation, the Helmsley Trust, and the Arnold Foundation. The founders, Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, are not taking salaries from the organization. One can contribute with a tax-deductible donation to The Center For Scientific Integrity or contribution, follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook, add them to your RSS reader, sign up for an email or subscribe to daily digest. If you find a retraction that’s not in their database, you can let them know here. For comments or feedback:

“Hydrogeoday” 10 March, Coruña 2018

This Saturday 10th of March, the Asociación Española de Hidrogeólogos (Spanish Association of Hydrogeologists) organizes the “Hydrogeoday”, a scientific dissemination workshop in hydrogeology, that will take place in Galicia, under the direction of the research group “Agua y Suelo – AQUASOL” (Water and soil), belonging to CICA (Centro de Investigaciones Científicas Avanzadas) from the Universidade da Coruña

Poster of the Hydrogeoday workshop.

More info:

The focus will be in good practices for quality groundwater collection from small water supplies, which are quite abundant in rural areas.

The workshop is open to all kind of people and is free of charge. But places are limited and is necessary to enroll in advance via e-mail.

09:45 bus from A Coruña center, to Escuela de Caminos and later on to Abegondo townhall.

Becas 2014 Fundación “la Caixa”

La Fundación “la Caixa” ofrece 120 becas de posgrado en el extranjero y 25 becas de doctorado en universidades españolas para estudiantes en posesión de un titulo universitario y de nacionalidad española.
Periodo de inscripción del 16/12/2013 al 28/4/2014
  • Becas para estudios de posgrado en universidades europeas: 65 becas convocadas. Admisión de solicitudes hasta el 10 de febrero de 2014.
  • Becas para estudios de posgrado en Asia Pacífico: 7 becas convocadas. Admisión de solicitudes hasta el 24 de marzo de 2014.
  • Becas para estudios de postgrado en América del Norte: 48 becas convocadas. Admisión de solicitudes hasta el 28 de abril de 2014.
  • Becas para estudios de doctorado en universidades españolas: 25 becas convocadas. Admisión de solicitudes hasta el 24 de febrero de 2014.

Más información aquí

Charla La radiactividad natural y los minerales radiactivos (28 febrero)

El próximo viernes 28 de Febrero a las 19h en salón de actos del Grupo Mineralogista de Madrid (GMM C/ Cristóbal Bordiú 32,entreplanta, Madrid)
D. CESAR MENOR SALVAN, DOCTOR en CIENCIAS QUIMICAS, EXPERTO EN MINERALOGIA, hablará sobre el Curiosity, cómo se utiliza la radioactividad para analizar minerales y algunas generalidades de los minerales de URANIO.
Desde las 18 h, el local permanecerá abierto para todos los que quieran acercarse para intercambio de minerales o para intercambiar preguntas, opiniones, experiencias con César Menor

Los geoparques de España y Portugal, por la UNESCO

Un geoparque es un territorio que presenta un patrimonio geológico notable y que lleva a cabo un proyecto de desarrollo basado en su promoción turística, y basado en tres principios: 

  • Un patrimonio geológico  de importancia internacional que sea el eje conductor
  • La puesta en marcha de iniciativas de geoconservación y divulgación
  • Favorecer el desarrollo socioeconómico y cultural de la población local. 

En la actualidad en España hay ocho geoparques: Geoparque del Maestrazgo (Teruel), Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas (Córdoba), Parque Natural del Cabo de Gata (Almería), Sobrarbe (Huesca), Costa Vasca (Guipúzcoa), Sierra Norte de Sevilla, Villuercas-Ibores-Jara (Cáceres) y Cataluña Central. Y en Portugal hay tres: Naturtejo, Aroucay Azores