The Women in Coastal Geo-sciences and Engineering (WICGE) network will be instrumental in achieving gender equality in coastal geoscience and engineering. WICGE works across age groups, genders, and career levels, in academia, government and industry. We have developed some practical objectives including inspiring women to pursue a career in STEM, work for gender equality at events such as conferences, and support early career researchers through mentoring and networking.
WICGE has been successful at securing its first Splinter Meeting (SMP15) at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017. This meeting is being organized by two WICGE committee members, Dr Emilia Guisado-Pintado, University Pablo de Olavide and Dr Irene Delgado-Fernandez, Edge Hill University, who are also co-convening a new session on Coastal Morphodynamics (GM12.5) in collaboration with Professor Derek Jackson, Ulster University.
This WICGE meeting is open to the public, and the goal is to provide a positive and inspiring environment that celebrates gender diversity in science, and the contributions of women to coastal geosciences and engineering. Further information on the WICGE Splinter Meeting (SMP15) at the EGU2017 can be found here.
Come and join us for a great afternoon on gender equality and diversity, and to find out more about the WICGE support network!