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2014-02-31-stroeve

Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast.

A new study lead by Prof Julienne Stroeve says year-to-year forecasts of the Arctic’s summer ice extent are not yet reliable.
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Areas of Employment for Geoscientists

The diversity of the subjects means that geoscientists are employed in many different areas - see below - although five main broad areas may be defined:

Exploration and Production:

searching for and managing the extraction of natural resources such as fossil fuels (oil and gas), metals, construction materials. Includes mining geologists, mud loggers. Principal employers are usually the large oil, mining and civil engineering companies, but smaller consultants and contractors offer specialist services.

Water Supply:

locating and managing the quantity and quality of global water supplies.

Environmental and Engineering:

investigating and monitoring ground conditions associated with construction, planning, land use, reclamation of contaminated land, waste disposal and health.

Geological Surveying:

collecting surface and subsurface geological information, onshore and offshore, for geological, geophysical and geochemical maps and databases, the basic tools underpinning the utilisation of all geological resources. 

Education and Research:

teaching and research in universities; teaching in schools and colleges; museum work.

Geoscientists are also be employed in the fields of:

Acoustic & Air Pollution
Agricultural Science
Archaeology
Atmospheric Science
Botany
Civil Engineering
Climate Sciences
Commercial, Sales & Marketing
Conservation Biology
Contaminated Land &Remediation
Earth System Science
Ecology
Economic Geology
Engineering Geology
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Geochemistry
Geochronology
Geocomputing
Geography
Geomorphology
Geophysics
Geotechnical
Glacial geology
Hydrology / Hydrogeology / Water
Marine Geology
Meteorology
Mineralogy
Mining / Mineral Exploration
Natural Resource Management
Oceanography / Marine Sciences
Oil Field Services
Oil & Gas
Palaeoecology
Palaeontology
Petroleum Engineering
Petrology
Plant Science
Planetary Science
Remote Sensing / GIS
Science Administration, Policy & Management
Sedimentology
Seismology
Stratigraphy
Structural Geology
Soil Science
Space & Planetary Sciences
Transport Engineering & Planning
Volcanology
Waste Management

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