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Episodes 2022; 45(2): 111-111

Published online June 1, 2022


Copyright © International Union of Geological Sciences.

Episodes. A loyal journal for Geoscientists

Maria Dolores Pereira1*, Jin-Yong Lee2

1 IUGS Publications Committee Chair, Department of Geology, University of Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
2 Editor-in-Chief of Episodes, Department of Geology, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Republic of Korea

Correspondence to:*E-mail: mdp@usal.es

Received: May 16, 2022; Revised: May 16, 2022; Accepted: May 16, 2022

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


European Federation of Geologists (EFG) represents more than 45,000 professional geologists from 27 European countries and like other professions also geologists and geoscientists have been strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main purposes of EFG is offering support to its national associations being institutional constituents and their individual members, and based on this mission an assessment on the first impact of the pandemic was made in two steps. First, an on-line survey was performed to gather the framing issues for the virtual meeting at which representatives of national associations have elaborated on the responses and through the discussion formulated issues in more detail, suggested solutions and agreed on future measures to minimize the negative effects of the pandemic.