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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): the heart of geography

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): the heart of geography

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Geography degree career options Geography isn’t an obviously vocational subject like law or medicine, which means it can be a little scary for geography students to decide what to do when they graduate. This guide should help you think about the skills you have, the jobs they can be applied to, and the options available. Specific skills you will have gained include: The ability to view problems from a number of angles. Population Change Population change: the demographic transition model. Population structures at different stages of the demographic transition. CASE STUDIES of countries at different stages of the DTM The impact of migration in population structure. Population and resources. Attempts to manage population change.

Geomatics/land surveyor: job description Geomatics/land surveyors carry out measurements and collect and interpret data about areas of land, including information about boundaries, buildings and both natural and man-made features. What does a land surveyor do? Typical employers | Qualifications and training | Key skills Employers of geomatics/land surveyors include private surveying practices, civil engineering contractors/consultancies, rail operators, mining companies, local authorities, central government and utilities. Typical responsibilities of the job include: Geography, School of Geography, School of Key measures: Positive Outcomes: 97.5%, Graduate prospects: 80.5%, Graduate employment: 78.3% Graduate destinations:

EU hits energy reduction target six years early Europe has met a landmark goal of slashing its energy consumption six years ahead of time, cutting greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to switching off about 400 power stations. In 2014, the EU’s 28 member countries consumed 72m tonnes of oil equivalent less than had been projected for 2020, according to a report by the EU’s science arm, the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The figure matches Finland’s annual energy use. Environmental campaigners described the achievement as “remarkable”. and “incredible” but the European commission was restrained.

Society for Underwater Technology Marine Survey is concerned with the production of maps or charts of the seafloor and the geological structure beneath it. This mapping is conducted using a variety of instruments operated from coastal and ocean going vessels. Echo sounders are used to determine water depth and hence seabed topography or bathymetry. In addition, a variety of geophysical instruments are employed to examine the characteristics of the seabed and the sediments and rocks beneath it. Samples of the seafloor are obtained using grabs and coring devices. Fellowship Our Fellows come from a wide range of professional backgrounds from all over the world. Some Fellows join to be part of the 15,500-strong community of geographers, some join for professional recognition whilst others join because they want to give something back to geography. United by a passion for the discipline, Fellows are vital to the Society’s mission to advance geography, and they enable us to achieve so much more as a result of their expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm for the discipline. Benefits Stay informed about geography and the Society Receive all or a selection of our academic journals – Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, and The Geographical Journal and/or opt to receive Geographical magazine Receive our seasonal autumn, spring and summer Bulletins and our monthly e-update with news and events Watch high-quality recordings of our Monday night lectures online

Opencast coal mine application 'called in' over climate change concerns An application for an opencast coal mine in Northumberland has been “called in” by the Government on climate grounds. The proposals by Banks Mining for a surface mine for coal, sandstone and fire clay at Highthorn, between Widdrington Village and Druridge Bay, were given the green light by Northumberland county council in July. Now it will be subject to a planning inquiry after the application was called in for consideration by communities secretary Sajid Javid. The application will be examined to see if it is compatible with Government policies on meeting the challenge of climate change and protecting the natural environment, and with plans to phase coal-fired power stations in the UK by 2025.

Hydrographic surveyor job profile Hydrographic surveyors, also known as hydrographers, specialise in precise positioning, data acquisition and processing in marine environments. The role involves measuring and mapping the world's underwater surfaces and studying the morphology (construction) of the seabed, showing the depth, shape and contours. The information is used in: the production of charts and related information for navigation;dredging;locating offshore resources (oil, gas, aggregates);positioning offshore wind farms, oil platforms and subsea cables;planning dock installations;monitoring erosion. Hydrographic surveyors are expected to work in a range of different situations and applications, from inland waters and rivers, to ports and oceans. The work may be onshore or offshore, depending on the specialist area, but usually involves time spent on board survey ships and drilling platforms.

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