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It’s not just about socks and sandals

A new blog run by students from the Research School of Earth Sciences is being launched this week.

The blog, OnCirculation: it’s not just about socks and sandals, is aimed at encouraging discussion about the Earth sciences in the community and engaging the next generation of Earth scientists, says regular blogger PhD student Kelly Strzepek.

“We hope to inform people’s ideas of what it means to be an Earth Scientist. The idea of the scientist working in isolation, or the geologist in socks and sandals, is just not representative of today’s Earth scientists. My own fieldwork has taken me from Puerto Rico to the Antarctic and many places in between,” she said.

Kelly hopes that OnCirculation will appeal to a wide audience and demonstrate that the Earth Sciences are relevant to solving global issues.

“Our research helps us understand the processes that have shaped our planet’s history. But it also helps us to understand the present, to understand what causes natural disasters, to locate resources and to provide the knowledge that will help us prepare for a changing climate.

“Now more than ever, we need to communicate our findings to the public and to policy makers.”

Visit the new blog at www.oncirculation.com

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About Simon Copland

Simon Copland is a freelance writer and climate campaigner. In his spare time he plays rugby union and is a David Bowie fanatic. He is a regular columnist for the Sydney Star Observer, blogs at The Moonbat and tweets at @SimonCopland.

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