GEOLOGY TO ADVANCED GEOSCIENCES, THE EMERGING STRATEGIES FOR CRITICAL CHALLENGES
Ferid DHAHRI
1. University of Tunis El Manar, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, UR11ES15 Sedimentary Environments, Petroleum Systems and Reservoirs Characterization, Tunis, 2092, Tunisia 2. University of Gafsa, Faculty of Sciences of Gafsa, Gafsa, 2112, Tunisia
Keywords: Advanced Geosciences, Earth, Society, Challenges.
Abstract

The historical retrospective and the current state of knowledge on the various branches of geology evince an evolution from a pre-scientific geology (15th - 18th century) to a concise and multidisciplinary sciences based on vigorous concepts and application of specific principles and methods that developed since the 19th century. In about one century, geoscientist have used several tools (physics, chemistry, biology, chronology, mathematics and informatics) to understand the geology and the evolution of the dynamic Earth planet and how its system works in a broader context encompassing the atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere and how it evolved to its current state. A revolution in the earth sciences started in 1960s with the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics which have been acknowledged and accepted few years later. In fact, all geologic processes on local, regional and global scales are directly or indirectly influenced by plate tectonics; this latter is also blamed for slowly (and instantaneous) evolving environmental change and for many catastrophes over time (earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and landslide. The achieved developments resulted in a broad understanding of the Earth planet and led to expand the basis of geosciences education and then, open doors to the exploration and the extraction of major’s natural resources.

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Identifiers and Pagination:
Year:2017
Volume:2
First Page:4
Last Page:5
Publisher Id:Adv Geosci (2017 ). 2. 4-5
Article History:
Received:July 10, 2017
Accepted:September 3, 2017
Collection year:2017
First Published:December 9, 2017


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Senior Researcher, National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Archaeological Heritage. Monument and Sites (IBAM) University Campus Prov.le Lecce - Monteroni 73100 Lecce Italy

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Prof. Dr. Angela Calia Ph.D is Senior Researcher, National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Archaeological Heritage. Monument and Sites (IBAM) University Campus Prov.le Lecce - Monteroni 73100 Lecce Italy. Her research interest include Geology, Geochemistry, Environment, Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Mineralogy, Engineering Geology, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and Petrophysics. Prof. Calia has recently completed the research project entitled “NDT evaluation of historic masonries structures” and “Microscopic techniques and multi-analytical approach for the knowledge and conservation of materials and artifacts of the Cultural Heritage”. 

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Abbreviation: Adv Geosci
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21065/25205978 
Frequency: Annual
Current Volume: 2 (2017)
Next volume: December, 2018 (Volume 3)
Back volumes: 1-2
Starting year: 2016
Nature: Online
Submission: Online
Language: English
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  • Ecology, 
  • Biostratigraphy, 
  • Geochemistry, 
  • Geochronology, 
  • Geophysics, 
  • Marine Geochemistry, 
  • Marine Geophysics, 
  • Marine Surveying, 
  • Oceanography, Palaeontology, 
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  • EarthSci Geology, 
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