Research, Teaching and Communication
Geoscientists working in Universities, Schools and other educational establishments have an enormous influence on students and are important for the future of the science. Many spend part of their time conducting research to increase scientific understanding.
Geoscientists also conduct research within Government organisations, Research Councils or Museums, and play a vital role in communicating science to the general public or decision makers.
Some Geologists work in museums, communicating geology to the public via exhibitions or multimedia content. They may also undertake research & publish papers, develop education strategies & increase knowledge relating to the ethics, use and custodianship of geological specimens.