iMAGE-CREATE Seminars − Members and affiliates of the iMAGE-CREATE also manage a regular Seminar Program attended by all trainees (8 formal seminars per year, including invited guests and on-line lectures). Students are encouraged to select their own topics and guests. At least 2-3 times per year, trainees participate in “all-hands-on-deck” meetings (on-line) to present 5-minute updates on their research projects, aimed at communicating their results to the diverse geoscience audience of the CREATE and its stakeholders.
Partner Seminars − iMAGE-CREATE maintains a continuous registry of approved and recommended on-line lectures, webinars, and seminars at partner institutions and those offered by professional societies. Students in the iMAGE-CREATE keep a record of their participation in monthly lectures and seminars as part of their individual training plan.
The Approved Speaker’s Program in 2020 included such topics as: artificial intelligence in seabed mapping, marine mineral resources, geothermal energy, subduction in the early Earth, numerical modeling of metal transport.
Artificial intelligence in seabed mapping, Timm Schoening, Meike Klischies (Digital Science GEOMAR)
Automated mapping and classification of bathymetric data, Jacob Geersen (GEOMAR), 18 August, 2020
Marine mineral resources for future global metal supply, Sven Petersen (GEOMAR), 21 September, 2020
Urban geothermal resources, Haibing Shao (GFZ Potsdam), 19 October 19, 2020
Subduction in early Earth, Stephan Sobolev (GFZ Potsdam), 19 November, 2020
Hydrogen storage in porous rocks, Pascal Audigane (BRGM), 23 November, 2020
Numerical modeling and metal transport, Philipp Weis (GFZ Potsdam), 9 November, 2020
Geodynamics and georesources, 2-day workshops (GFZ and GEOMAR), 1 December, 2020
De-risking geothermal energy, Ernst Huenges (GFZ Potsdam), 14 December, 2020
Ongoing lecture series:
The Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Center − OCGC hosts monthly seminars on a range of geoscience topics relevant to iMAGE-CREATE. These sessions are accessible to all CREATE trainees on-line.
Geological Association of Canada, Canadian Tectonics Group − The Canadian Tectonics Group (CTG) is a division of the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) that serves Canada’s tectonics and structural geology research community with an annual workshop and field trip and the Wessel Research Lectures that are accessible to iMAGE-CREATE trainees.
Geological Association of Canada, Precambrian Division and Mineral Deposits Division − GAC manages the Howard Street Robinson Lectureship, which furthers awareness of the scientific study of Precambrian Geology and Mineral Deposits. Distinguished lecturers present current research in venues across Canada by invitation of local organizing committees.
Society of Economic Geologists − SEG events, including annual conferences, field trips, and workshops, provide access to extensive training and networking opportunities in the field. SEG hosts webinars relevant to professionals in the field and especially Early Career geoscientists. Webinars and podcasts are held live and archived on the SEG YouTube Channel on technical, scientific, and professional aspects of economic geology. SEG also delivers workshops, short courses, and field trips for students internationally, with 112 student chapters in 31 countries.
Virtual Seminars in Precambrian Geology − This virtual seminar series is open to all who wish to participate and has the goal to join researchers interested in any aspect of Precambrian Geology. The following list includes key topics relevant to our understanding of the Precambrian Earth including, but not limited to; (i) the development and emergence of cratons & early plate tectonics, (ii) Precambrian Mineral deposits and LIPs, (iii) the redox evolution of the atmosphere and ocean, (iv) the evolution of life, (v) climate evolution in the Precambrian: Greenhouse and icehouse states and (vi) the evolution of key biogeochemical cycles throughout the Precambrian.