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In the 21st Century Earth continues to be subjected to an indiscriminate exploitation and natural disasters occur where people live in conflict with the environment. Often the reason of the exposure …
In the 21st Century Earth continues to be subjected to an indiscriminate exploitation and natural disasters occur where people live in conflict with the environment. Often the reason of the exposure of the population to the natural hazards is consequences of poor spatial planning that fail in accounting properly for hazards and risks drivers, triggering factors and effects. Without any doubt land planning and risk management will be future area of work for geoscientist worldwide and improving this skill requires a global approach. This international vision can be used not only to do business "selling knowledge", but also to simultaneously upgrade skill into the local system especially in poor areas of the world which are the most exposed to environmental risks. Geoscientists would be experts in holistic vision of land and its processes and they could support society by suggesting solution. To achieve these important objectives for future, early career geoscientists can take advantage of new technologies that are increasing the level of environmental knowledge, like development of very high resolution satellite imagery, spreading of GIS software and new geothematic methodologies. In Italy national congress of Young Section of Italian Geological Society, held in Neaples in 2010, handled this problem focusing on the difference of skills between academic offer and professional request. So it is very important that international education opportunity will be offered, like summer school grant or training period in company or university worldwide.