Warta Geologi, Volume 46, No. 2, August 2020, pp 113-120





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Geoscience activities amid the Covid-19 pandemic – opportunities for cross-discipline learning and knowledge-sharing

Mazlan Madon

Immediate Past-President, Geological Society of Malaysia and Adjunct Professor,
Geology Department, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
Email address: mazlan.madon@gmail.com

Abstract: The Covid-19 global pandemic is affecting millions of people all over the world. Since the outbreak began daily lives and livelihoods have had to adjust to the “new normal”: wearing face masks, social distancing, and restrictions on non-essential travel. Despite these lockdown rules, with available technologies, geoscience activities continued via virtual lectures, meetings and seminars. These creative ways of working offer the possibilities and opportunities for cross-discipline learning and knowledge-sharing during the pandemic and beyond.

Keywords: geoscience, Covid-19, pandemic, virtual meetings, virtual field trips

DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/wg462202012