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.
In early 2020 we ran a unique survey on these issues and used the results to plan an online conference later the year, bringing together a diverse range of guest speakers covering topics from where we have come from, where we are now, and where we are going. The conference helped start a conversation and prompt progressive action, by having open discussions about the experiences of minoritized groups within the geoscience sector.
Our aim is to look at newly emerging issues and address those that are stubbornly persistent, but often excluded from the conversations, in the geoscience sector. Through listening and learning, we can stimulate new ideas and innovative approaches to tackling systemic inequities.
The EDIG survey and conference were primarily organized by the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre in collaboration with geoscientists from several other institutes. Since our 2020 conference we have been restructuring and refocusing the EDIG project and plan to launch this, along with a new website, during 2021.
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