Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Wydział Geologii, Geofizyki i Ochrony Środowiska
Subject area: physical science, environment
The Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection had its beginnings in the early days of AGH UST in the from of three "geological" departments belonging to the Faculty of Mining, which was the only faculty of the Academy of Mining at that time. In chronological order they were: the Department of Mineralogy and Petrography, the Department of Geology, and the Department of Applied Geology. In 1946, they were incorporated into the newly-established Faculty of Geology and Surveying, which evolved into the Faculty of Geology (1951/52), and the Faculty of Geology and Mineral Exploration (1952/53). In the following years, the faculty steadily grew, and its structure underwent many changes. In the academic year 1992/93, it was renamed again, and since then it has had its current name - the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection. At present, the faculty has the most humanistic profile among the technical faculties of AGH UST.
Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organization controlled or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the environment and humans. Due to the pressures of overconsumption, population and technology, the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently. This has been recognized, and governments have begun placing restraints on activities that cause environmental degradation. Since the 1960s, activity of environmental movements has created awareness of the various environmental problems. There is no agreement on the extent of the environmental impact of human activity and even scientific dishonesty occurs, so protection measures are occasionally debated.
Faculty may refer to:
Geology (from the Ancient Greek γῆ, gē, i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "study of, discourse") is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time. Geology can also refer to the study of the solid features of any terrestrial planet or natural satellite, (such as Mars or the Moon).
Geophysics is a subject of natural science concerned with the physical processes and physical properties of the Earth and its surrounding space environment, and the use of quantitative methods for their analysis. The term geophysics sometimes refers only to the geological applications: Earth's shape; its gravitational and magnetic fields; its internal structure and composition; its dynamics and their surface expression in plate tectonics, the generation of magmas, volcanism and rock formation. However, modern geophysics organizations use a broader definition that includes the water cycle including snow and ice; fluid dynamics of the oceans and the atmosphere; electricity and magnetism in the ionosphere and magnetosphere and solar-terrestrial relations; and analogous problems associated with the Moon and other planets.
Protection may refer to:
Earth records its own history.
Andrew Herbert Knoll. Gaidos E, Knoll AH. Frontiers of Astrobiology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2012. Our evolving planet: From dark ages to evolutionary renaissance. pp. 132–153.
Geology is as intimately related to almost all the physical sciences, as is history to the moral.
William Humble in: “Dictionary of geology and mineralogy: comprising such terms in botany”, p. 104.
Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
Alexander Graham Bell, As quoted in The Military Quotation Book by James Charlton, p. 37.