• Wed

    The Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) building of the European Parliament will start drilling operations to install a cooling system with geothermal energy. In 2021 this building will benefit from a renewable energy source that is available 24/7. This is just one of the many examples of how geothermal can decarbonise the heating and cooling needs in buildings all over Europe.

    This sends a clear message: the EU institutions can lead by example. Within this context, we think this should be just the beginning of a series of projects that will put geothermal at the heart of decarbonisation of EU’s building sector.

    EGEC, the Geological Survey of Belgium and EuroGeoSurveys would like to make the most of this occasion by organising a tour of the drilling site/ event next to it.

    The whole drilling operation should last around one month, as 3/4 wells are planned. The drilling itself is planned on the 25th November 2020. The whole drilling operation should last around one month, as 3/4 wells are planned. It could be as early as 25 November 2020 -16 January 2021.

    It is unsure when the whole geothermal system will be fully operational. The renovation of the PHS is planned for 2030 and the geothermal installation will be designed in function of the needs of the future building and the results of a feasibility study.

    The campaign will start on Friday 23 November and will end on 18 December.

    Follow the event on EGEC and EGS social media.


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  • Sun
    Cracow, Poland

    The INHIGEO 2021 conference will be held at the Headquarters of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cracow at 17 Sławkowska Street.

    1. History of geological surveys and biographies of their creators
    2. History of geological societies
    3. History and development of geological cartography
    4. History of mineral extraction / Mining history
    5. General contributions and biographies of famous geologists


    30 November 2020, deadline for Expression of Interest for symposium and pre-conference trips
    01 March 2021, deadline for abstract and full articles submission
    31 March 2021, notification of acceptance and 2nd Circular
    15 June 2021, closure of early bird registration for symposium, pre-conference trip, accompanying participant’s early bird on-line registration fee payment.

    For more information about conference themes and associated excursions, please view the first circular.

    Further, we ask you to complete the “Expression of Interest” and "Abstract Template" form in the specific INHIGEO 2021 template. Please return these forms at your earliest convenience, but preferably by November 30, 2020, to [email protected]

  • Mon
    Galway, Ireland

    The Joint Conference of ISEH 2020 (The 5th International Symposium on Environment and Health), ICEPH 2020 (The 6th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Health) & G16 2020 (The 7th International Conference on Research Frontiers on Chalcogen Cycle Science and Technology) will be held in Galway, Ireland during August 2–9, 2020.

    The main themes of the conference will concern health, environment and GIS and Agriculture in the Big Data Era.

    Potential attendees of the conference are expected to submit an abstract using the Abstract Template from the conference website and submit it via the following online system: (

    A copy of the abstract template is also available in the information package you can download below. The information package includes a list of the conference committees, guidelines on themes and topics, an overview of the registration fees, a list of the approved sessions and guidelines for session conveners. Moreover, the package provides a detailed description and a few pictures of the 2020 Capital of the Culture, Galway.

    The submission deadline for abstracts is: March,1 2020.

    For more information, please visit the conference website:

    View or download the information package here.