GeoFoto combines competence in geology with creative photography to picture the importance of geosciences for our world. The work with geological and geoscientific problems is exciting and of fundamental importance for our society. Our wealth originated from the industrial revolution which, in turn, was only made possible by the exploitation of natural resources for material and energy. Ever since, mankind took sufficient availability of natural resources for granted. Also, that problems and threats could be "engineered away", i.e. dealt with successfully by engineering. Consequently, geosciences lost much of its former status and reputation. Only in recent years, in the context of dwindling availability of many crucial natural resources and an increased awareness of natural disasters, got geoscientific professions - again - a broader attention. However, geoscientists are still far away from being involved in all critical decisions that would require or take advantage of geoscientific competence. A major problem is presently and in the near future insufficient qualified manpower, primarily because geoscientific professions were - and still are - considered to lack prestige. In particular the natural resources industry is in the need of many geoscientists - which the market cannot supply. It is high time to put the focus back on geosciences and geology and the challenging and fascinating work in the geoscientific professions!
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