Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Geoscience
The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Geoscience (EDIG) project was started by a group of geoscientists who are working together to better understand the impact of prejudice, inequity, sexism, bias, exclusion, and discrimination within the larger geoscience community.
We are carrying out a unique survey on these issues and will directly use the results to plan an online conference later this year (details TBC), bringing together a diverse range of guest speakers. The conference will help start a conversation and prompt progressive action, by having open discussions about the experiences of discriminated groups within the geoscience sector.
Our aim is to look at newly emerging issues and address those that are stubbornly persistent in the geoscience sector. Through listening and learning, we can stimulate new ideas and innovative approaches to tackling systemic inequalities.
The EDIG survey and conference are primarily being organized by the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre (iCRAG; www.icrag-centre.org), in collaboration with geoscientists from several other institutes. For more information, if you have any questions, or you would like to discuss the upcoming EDIG survey/conference, please contact us, or engage with us on social media.
Now is a time to listen, learn and act.
Thank you for your help,
The EDIG Team