In a developed world where we begin to understand the processes of the earth better and better, the current vision of how to care for the world changes as well. The earth is an integrated system where different paths in the Earth Sciences cross. It is needed to use all new knowledge on providing energy, water and eventually a safe planet. The lectures and the interactive debate this year on the Earth Science Career Event will be focused on the theme “Safety through Innovation: the Future of Earth Science”. With this theme, we want to highlight the innovative developments that are just a little different than we are used to. New technologies are available even more than before, to investigate geohazards and cooperating with nature is becoming the norm. This way we want to accentuate the dynamic role of earth scientists towards balance for nature.