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YES Network

YES Network logo The Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network is an international association of early-career geoscientists who are primarily under the age of 35 years and are from universities, geoscience organizations and companies from across the world.

The YES Network was formed as a result of the International Year of Planet Earth in 2007.

The YES Network aims to establish an interdisciplinary global network of individuals committed to solving these challenges, and furthering the IYPE motto of “Earth Sciences for Society”.

For more information, please visit the website at, or download the most recent YES newsletter in the box to the right. You can also subscribe to the YES Network blog at to find out about YES Network activities at conferences, workshops, and other topics of geoscience interest.

Past Events:

The latest YES Congress was held from 11-14 August 2014 in Tanzania, Africa with the theme “Bridging Geo-Generation into Global Earth Sciences Integrations”.

In 2009, in collaboration with the IYPE and under the patronage of UNESCO, the YES Network organized its first international Congress at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing, China. The Congress focused on climate, environmental and geoscience challenges facing today’s society, as well as career and academic pathway challenges faced by early-career geoscientists.


The “Earth Sciences for Society" presentation below, by Leila Gonzales and Christopher Keane, was given at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010. It contains information about geoscientist age and career demographics, as well as more information on the YES Network:

"Women in Geoscience" Survey

Women in Geoscience Survey

Launched by the YES Network, the survey aims to to establish the needs and challenges faced by women in the geosciences.

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