Tue08Jan2013Mon14Jan2013UN Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The "Colloquium of African Geology" (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf).(more…)
Mon14Jan2013Tue15Jan2013<strong>London, The United Kingdom</strong>
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists is holding Carbon Capture & Storage - From Research to Implementation on 14-15 January 2013 in London.(more…)
The European Commission recently launched the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials featuring innovation as a core channel for managing raw materials sustainably and meeting EU needs.(more…)
There is a widespread consensus that the pressing issues of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD) are not yet properly included and addressed in today's political and private sector agendas on a global, national and local level and that it is therefore of vital importance to raise awareness of the effects - costs and benefits - that decisions related to land management and ecosystems have.(more…)
Coming on the back of the European Commission's proposal on '˜Industrial Policy' and the launch of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials, this conference will particularly focus on the role of innovation in efforts to boost production and sustainability across the Raw Materials Value Chain.(more…)
Tue19Mar2013Thu21Mar2013<strong>The Hague, Netherlands</strong>
The Fifth Regional Consultation of the project 'œGroundwater Governance: A Global Framework for Action' will be dedicated to the UNESCO Europe, North America and Central Asia region and will be held in The Hague from 19 to 21 March 2013.(more…)
Mon29Apr2013Tue30Apr2013<strong>Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland</strong>
What makes a KIC a KIC? How have the different EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) found unique ways to best organise the knowledge triangle in order to achieve impact on the European Innovation landscape through excellent partnerships, innovative funding models and project portfolio?(more…)
GEOHAB (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) annual forum brings together 80-120 geologists, biologists, acousticians, statisticians, spatial analysts and environmental managers from around the world who are developing new methods and procedures to link remotely sensed data with seafloor geology and marine biology within a geo-spatial environment.(more…)
Mon06May2013Sun12May2013<strong>UNIVERSITY AL. I. CUZA IASI, ROMANIA</strong>
This symposium targets all scientists undertaking research on gully erosion and embraces national and international studies and established newly initiated investigations.(more…)
The European Minerals Day is a pan‐European, bi‐annual awareness raising event for the mineral raw materials industry ‐ which welcomed > 30.000 visitors in 180 sites in 32 countries in 2011.
This initiative by the European minerals sector and related organisations gives the opportunity to the European-wide public to explore the world of minerals and discover more about an industry that affects every aspect of our lives.
On 6-8 May, a wide range of sectors and organisations join forces to illustrate the role of mineral raw materials for innovation and resource efficiency throughout the whole life cycle. The exhibition will tell our story, and lead you through the life cycle of a mineral product: From extraction (covering biodiversity and sustainable mining practices), to processing, usage (applications in downstream sectors), to transformation and recycling.
Date and venue: 6-8 May 2013, JAN 4 Zone Q, European Parliament, Brussels
For more details, please contact: European Minerals Day Secretariat Email: [email protected]
On 23-24 May, the European Minerals Day 2013 will be inaugurated at a mine site in Italy (Vipiteno) in the presence of European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani.
Wed29May2013Fri31May2013<strong>Bratislava, Slovak Republic </strong>
The conference will be organized by the Slovak Environmental Agency under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic and aims to provide a unique possibility to share experiences and perspectives in the field of contaminated sites internationally.(more…)
Tue04Jun2013Fri07Jun2013<strong>Liptovský Ján, Slovakia</strong>
The aim of the International conference WASTE - Secondary Raw Materials 5 is a meeting of experts in the field of material recycling, recycling technologies, recovery, waste minimization and safe disposal of wastes.(more…)
Tue04Jun2013Tue18Jun2013<strong>Urbino, Italy </strong>
The 6th Course on Foraminifera is designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy,Ecology, Biodiversity and Geological History of Benthic and Planktonic Foraminifera.(more…)
Mon10Jun2013Thu13Jun2013The Hague, The Netherlands
LuWQ2013 is an international and interdisciplinary conference on the cutting edge of science, management and policy to minimize effects of agriculture and land use changes on the quality of groundwater and surface waters.
As much as the Renaissance movement profoundly affected European intellectual life, its influence felt in art, literature, politics, science, religion, etc., so is the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2 influencing the way in which information for managing our planet can be shared and served.(more…)
Sun30Jun2013Wed03Jul2013<strong>Milos Island, Greece</strong>
The objective of this Conference is to assist the minerals industries in their global transition to sustainable development.(more…)
This congress follows the decision to internationalize the conferences previously organized by the French Committee of Stratigraphy (STRATI), the last one of which was held in Paris in 2010. Thus, the congress possesses both the momentum gained from an established conference event and the excitement of being the first International Congress on Stratigraphy. It is being held under the auspices of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (IUGS), and it is envisaged that this first congress will lead to others being held in the future.
Sun11Aug2013Thu15Aug2013<strong>Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal,Québec,Canada </strong>
The theme for WMC 2013 is Mapping the Future: Advances in Mining Engineering, and an extensive technical program of leading-edge, peer-reviewed papers will provide the opportunity for high level knowledge sharing with peers.(more…)
The 8th International Conference on Geomorphology of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) will take place in Paris at the Cité des Sciences de La Villette from August 27 to 31, 2013. The main topic of this 8th Conference is “Geomorphology and Sustainability”. Organized by the Groupe Français de Géomorphologie (GFG) and open to all scientists and practitioners, this Conference will include 26 scientific sessions, 5 keynote lectures and one Workshop devoted to Young Geomorphologists. Before, during and after the Conference, about twenty field trips in various parts of France and neighbouring countries will be proposed to participants.
Mon02Sep2013Thu05Sep2013Manchester, United Kingdom
The 30th Meeting of the International Association of Sedimentologists will be held from the 2nd-5th September 2013 in Manchester, United Kingdom, and hosted at the University of Manchester’s conference centre. The meeting will include a wide array of symposia, topical sessions, field trips, short courses, and social activities.
Tue03Sep2013ENPC Madrid, Spain
We are pleased to invite you to the workshop: “DORIS: an advanced downstream service for the detection, mapping, monitoring and forecasting of ground deformations”, which will take place in Madrid on the 3rd of September 2013. DORIS is an advanced downstream service for the detection, mapping, monitoring and forecasting of ground deformations, including landslides and ground subsidence. DORIS integrates traditional and innovative Earth Observation (EO) and ground based (non-EO) data and technologies to improve our understanding of the complex phenomena that result in ground deformations, and to foster the ability of Environmental and Civil Protection authorities to manage the risks posed by ground deformations.
Wed04Sep2013Fri06Sep2013<strong>Cilento and Vallo di Diano Geopark, Italy</strong>
As the global development strategies of the Earth Sciences assume more and more of an important role in the world Cilento and Vallo di Diano Geopark has the honor of hosting the 12th European Geoparks Conference.(more…)
Rare Earth resources have become vital elements in the modern industry. With constantly increasing applications ranging from micro-electronics to wind generators and with very few rare earth mines in operation around the world, the rare earth elements supply and demand is in the global spotlight. In the framework of the EURARE: Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe’s rare earth ore deposits project a scientific conference on European Rare Earth Resources will be held. The conference will deal with topics such as REE importance for Europe / supply and demand issues, European perspective for a REE industry, REE exploitation policy issues, REE occurrences in Europe, REE processing (advances, new technologies, future outlook) , REE urban mining/recycling, and Environmental Impacts (gains and losses through REE utilization and REE extraction).
Sun08Sep2013Fri13Sep2013<strong>Brighton Conference Centre, Brighton, United Kingdom</strong>
The Migration conferences provide an international forum for the timely exchange of scientific information on chemical processes controlling the migration behaviour of actinides and fission products in natural aquifer systems.(more…)
The 24th Geological Remote Sensing Group conference, organised by the GRSG in association with the DGPF, University of Halle-Wittenberg, BGR and DLR, will cover a broad range of remote sensing topics, presenting current status in remote sensing and future developments in the diverse fields and applications of geological remote sensing.
The objective of the Living Planet Symposium is to present the results of ESA EO missions in exploitation(more…)
This course focuses on the geological characteristics of the main gold deposit types, their hydrothermal alteration patterns, and the processes that produce them. The topics include geological settings and controls on mineralization, hydrothermal minerals and their zonation, precious-metal transport and deposition, spatial and temporal scales of mineralizing processes, exploration strategies, and case studies. The instructors are international experts on the geology of gold and the authors of many papers on such, including lead authors of the authoritative papers in the 100th Anniversary Volume of Economic Geology on epithermal and orogenic gold deposits. The course is suitable for economic geologists in industry and academia who want more detail on present-day important aspects of these ore deposit types.
Tue10Sep2013Thu12Sep2013National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
The 2013 China International Exhibition & Forum on Geological & Mining Technology, Machinery and Instruments will be hsoted in Beijing September 10-12. China Geology supports China's new initiatives to create new economic growth engines to replace those that the country traditionally relied on - exports and state-led construction - as China's main economic growth drivers. In the coming years, China will see some of the biggest structural changes in recent times, propelled by the country's USD 6.4 trillion, decade-long campaign to urbanize another 400 million people. China Geology will continue to serve as the window to advance the geological and mining exploration capabilities necessary to boost the efficiency of national, provinicial and local geotechnical works. The resulting increased productivities will be important contributors to China's economic transformation, future growth and development. China Geology also serves as the window from which Chinese enterprises can explore the international market, armed with their own advanced technologies and sophisticated designs. China Geology, the industry's platform for showcasing the latest developments in products, technologies and know-how, has become the "must attend" event for local, national and international geological and mining communities.
The 9th ECC is being organised on behalf of the European Coal Geology Group, an informal association uniting academics and applied scientists and technicians. Their interests are concerned with the geology of European coal deposits, with special attention being paid to environmental issues. As the hard coal mining industry has closed in some countries, special emphasis will be placed on the problems and opportunities related to mine closures as well as the continuing importance of coal for the energy supply in Europe.
The goal of this open workshop is to present results achieved by the FP7 project CRM_InnoNet on European industrial dependence on critical raw materials and to open a discussion for identification of next generation technologies which could act as substitutes. The focus is on three strategic sectors: Energy, Transport (Aerospace and Automotive) and ICT.
Substituting or replacing critical raw materials for a less scarce resource, or a new technology or service, is one approach to reducing Europe´s dependence on imports, as well as creating opportunities for innovation. The workshop will bring together stakeholders representing industries using critical raw materials, engineers involved in product development and material supply, recycling companies, scientists and decision makers. Stakeholders will discuss critical raw materials in the European value chain, give input into criteria for the choice of critical applications for which substitution is an appropriate solution and suggest potential substitution technologies.
We invite you to the joint meeting of the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG, German
Mineralogical Society), the Geologische Vereinigung e.V. (GV, German Geological Union), and
SEDIMENT held during the 16-19th September 2013 in Tübingen.
We look forward to your attendance and contributions from all fields of mineralogical, geological
and sedimentological research.
Wed18Sep2013Thu19Sep2013Johannesburg, South Africa
With the theme - A Bang for the Buck: Innovation as the Key to the Future of Mining, the 4th edition of Fleming Gulf's highly acclaimed Global Mining Technology Forum series will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 18-19 September 2013.
Mining companies are focusing on bringing in the right technology to mechanize and balance it with labor. Mechanization not only increases efficiency, it also boosts mine safety through technologies that take workers away from the most dangerous areas. Innovation is key and mining automation is a growing trend within the industry, from remotely controlled equipment to driverless trucks. The only way to improve productivity is through mechanization of all processes and optimal automation of mining equipment.
An iconic group of industry experts, over 40 international speakers, more than 20 exhibition stands and 4 action packed streams make this an event not to be missed. The conference will provide an insight into state of the art technologies implemented by the industry that go even beyond automation to optimizing your business processes and increasing value for your investments.
EO-MINERS: Earth Observation for Monitoring and Observing Environmental and Societal Impacts of Mineral Resources Exploration and Exploitation
The EO-MINERS FP7 Project will host a workshop to encourage European stakeholder dialogue on impact assessment of mineral exploration and exploitation using earth observation.
This symposium will deal with soil forming factors and processes. The first day will be focused on communication sessions by the Faculty of Geography and Geology while on the last two days there will be field applications carried out in eastern Romania and the Republic of Moldova.(more…)
GeoMol’s Brussels Information Day is mainly geared towards briefing decision makers and professionals on EU level on the objective and scope of the transnational GeoMol project and on the political dimension of its deliverables. Projects like GeoMol – within the framework of INSPIRE – help to overcome constraints in harmonised planning at transnational level and thus are geared for adding value to the sustainable resources management – in economical, ecological and societal terms.
The event also aims to raise awareness for the need of a legal framework supporting the open (role based) data access for the utilisation of the subsurface. In virtue of its transnational approach the GeoMol project will help to improve and develop existing policies with instruments ready for implementation and will contribute to the third dimension of the pan European Geological Data Infrastructure. Coherencies and collaborations with other EU projects will be presented as well as the developments of GeoMol as a response on the European Parliament’s and the European Commission’s request for a harmonised geological knowledge base to meet the increasing relevance of transnational geological information for policy and economy.
The Annual General Meeting will include detailed discussions on strategies improving OAGS activities and the election of a new President and two Vice Presidents. We hope to secure the participation of representatives of scientific, economic and governmental organisations in order to assure the success of the meeting, but also the pursuit of the values that the National African Geological Surveys can offer to the continent and to the world. Connected and coinciding with this meeting is The 3rd Geoscience InfoRmation in Africa Workshop which also takes place in Accra from the 23rd to the 27th of September 2013.
From 23rd - 27th September 2013 the 3rd GIRAF Workshop will take place in Accra (Ghana). The event will be organized by the CGI together with AusAID's International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC), the UNESCO and BGR. The workshop will take place to coincide with the centennial celebrations of the Geological Survey of Ghana who have kindly offered to host the meeting. The main subject will be „Geoscience Information and Sustainable Mapping & Mining“.
EO-MINERS: Earth Observation for Monitoring and Observing Environmental and Societal Impacts of Mineral Resources Exploration and Exploitation
The final EO-MINERS Project Conference has been announced and will take place in Versailles, France. The conference aims at presenting the project developments and results to parties interested in Earth Observation especially applied to environmental and societal issues, with a special focus on mining activity.
The sessions will include a general presentation of the project and its objectives, the main scientific developments carried out and the products developed to meet stakeholder requirements. Invitees are welcome to present their relevant activities, both on form of presentations and/or posters.
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The current growth in production of natural gas from unconventional resources has significantly influenced the economies of primarily two countries: The United States and Canada. It is expected that this trend will continue, with the production of shale gas set to start in other parts of the world, including Europe. An increase in natural gas production in our region would be highly advantageous as it would reduce the dependence on imports and cause a drop in the prices of energy. Additionally the increase would facilitate de-carbonification of the energy sector which in some countries is still mainly based on coal. The transition towards a sustainable energy supply from renewable sources remains unclear, therefore, natural gas from unconventional resources may turn out to be the most promising bridge energy carrier until fossil fuels are replaced by energy sources of a new type. This Conference will shed some new light on chances for the safe and sustainable use of shale gas as well as its future role in the forecasted energy budget of individual countries, especially in Europe.
The InGeoCLOUDS project aims at demonstrating the feasibility of employing a cloud-based infrastructure coupled with the necessary services to provide seamless access to geospatial public sector information, especially targeting the geological, geophysical and other geoscientific information.
Geodata information possesses interesting characteristics like the size of the available data, the existing metadata descriptions (mostly according to the European Directive INSPIRE) and the current availability of related services that can be moved to the cloud.
Project partners' data and services, available under more traditional infrastructures can be easily deployed to the cloud. One of the project challenges would be the linking of the partners’ data among themselves and with relevant external datasets.
On top of the basic cloud services the project plans to demonstrate the ability to build more intelligent services by using and combining data seamlessly integrated through the cloud. Linked Open Data principles and technologies are used. Based on the gained experience, the project will provide guidelines in order to support the partners and other stakeholders of public information in their efforts to move more of their services and data to the cloud in order to decide the best possible roadmap, the requirements of the underlying infrastructure that will be chosen as a host, the requirements for the services and the possible pros and cons of these choices. In summary we plan to provide the necessary documentation, the related analysis, the roadmap and a set of working services to support organizations that need to move large amounts of public sector information to the cloud.
The service-based infrastructure created by the project can survive the pilot and demonstration phases since the partners plan to integrate it in their infrastructure and various charge-on-demand financial models can be employed to support it.
In light of the decision of the UN General Assembly to declare the period 2014-2024 to be the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and considering the role of energy in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda, the Committee will focus this years dialogue on "Securing Sustainable Energy Supply: Time To Act." The Committee will concentrate on the following themes: achieving sustainable energy for All (See4All) in the UNECE Region, reducing carbon intensity in the energy sector, a new role for gas in a green economy, and UNECE Pathways to Sustainable Energy.
Fri22Nov2013Sat23Nov2013Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels
This workshop will highlight those areas where hydrogeologists are playing an important role in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the new business opportunities now opening to firms in hydrogeology with the publication of the Blueprint. The Workshop will also provide a unique opportunity to obtain a corresponding official acknowledgement of this role by the European Commission.
The Geology Department of Assiut University invites scientists to gather in the capital of Upper Egypt for the Seventh International Conference on the Geology of Africa (ICGA 2013).(more…)
The conference will bring together EU and national representatives from industry, civil society, public authorities, research and geological surveys to explore and discuss opportunities and strengths related to sustainable raw materials supply and use in Europe. More specifically, it will look at potential solutions along the value chain from extraction to consumption and recycling at end of product life. The conference will also identify how industry, and in particular the manufacturing sector, can be best supported to meet the challenge of changing global material demands in ways which also deliver on social and environmental needs in relation to raw material use. The conference is the opening conference of the FP7 project COBALT that is funded by the European Commission and will be running from 2013 to 2015. The conference results will be taken forward to shape the further work of the project, and will inform future policy and research debates, including the work of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials.
On the 5th of December 2013, on the occasion of the UN World Soil Day, the GEMAS (GEochemical Mapping of Agricultural and Grazing Land Soil) Atlas will be launched as a flagship of the event in Rome at the Headquarters of FAO, which will be the host to hundreds of authorities coming from all over the World.
The GEMAS project provides for the first time a fully harmonised, freely available and interoperable geochemical data on the natural distribution of chemical elements and of parameters determining their availability in soil at the continental scale. The data set is based on low-density sampling of both agricultural and grassland soil across 33 European countries, representing an area of 5.6 million km2, and comprises more than 60 chemical elements and additional parameters, determined on more than 4,000 soil samples. Some key results will be presented during the plenary session attended by hundreds of authorities coming from all over the world, and in a workshop organised by the EuroGeoSurveys Geochemistry Expert Group, who carried out the project.
The GEMAS project has been possible thanks to the participation of 65 organisations from around the world, including almost all Geological Surveys of Europe, research organisations, universities, ministries and European associations, such as Eurometaux (the European Association of Metals) and industry partners who have cooperated to produce a fully harmonized, strictly quality controlled and freely available soil geochemical data set at the continental scale.
For more information about the GEMAS Workshop consult FAO’s Global Soil Partnership website.
The Steering Committee of the MIN-NOVATION project would like to cordially invite you to attend our final conference, which will be held on Friday, December 6th, 2013 in Krakow, Poland. The benefits of attending include: Learning first-hand about 1. 4 launched pilot investments (EE, FI, PL, SE) focused around reusing mining waste and/or recovering raw materials from it 2. the MIN-NOVATION publication highlighting mining waste management practice in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden. 3. Regional efforts to foster closer contacts and effective feedback mechanisms between mining business community, R&D centres and local/regional government and also networking with representatives of mining waste management companies from Poland, mining professionals and mining researchers, and government officials from the Baltic Sea Region.
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