5th YES Congress 2019 “Rocking Earth’s Future”

09.09 - 13.09.2019  
Berlin, Germany
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The 5th International YES Congress 2019 "Rocking Earth's Future" will be held from 9-13 September 2019 in Berlin, Germany.


Freie Universität Berlin


The current and future grand challenges of global change are manifold and include rapid population growth, increasing urbanization, global warming, contamination of water and soil, the continuing transition of our economy to post-industrialism and related increases in vulnerabilities. For early-career Earth science researchers, the task is to ensure that humanity is prepared to tackle all these challenges in a smart and sustainable way. This requires hard facts, reproducible and transparent science and a sound commitment.


The YES Network is an international association of young and early-career Earth scientists who are primarily under the age of 35 or are within ten years after graduating form their PhD, and are from universities, geosciences organizations and companies from across the world.

The YES Network was formed as a result of the International Year of Planet Earth in 2007. Previous YES Congresses were organized in 2009 in China, 2012 in Australia, 2014 in Tanzania, 2017 in Iran. The Congresses generally focus on climate, environmental and geoscience challenges facing today’s society, as well as career and academic pathway challenges faced by early career geoscientists.


The 5th YES Congress 2019 focuses on six large topical issues:

1. Ashes to Ashes - Understanding Earth processes
2. Unboxing Earth - Interdisciplinary problem solving
3. Heritage Earth - Sustainable Resource Management
4. Society at Risk - Impacting Earth phenomena
5. Brave New World - Advanced technologies in Earth sciences
6. Beyond Printing - Communicating science


The new deadline for abstract submission is 4 March 2019.

To submit an abstract, go to:


Register for the early-bird offer by 31 May:

Further information

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