Tue17Jan2017Wed18Jan2017Geological Survey Netherlands (TNO), Utrecht, Netherlands
The ERA‐NET co-fund action GeoERA “Establishing the European Geological Surveys Research Area to deliver a Geological Service for Europe (GeoERA)” will be launched on the 17-18 January 2017 in Utrecht, Netherlands. The key objective of GeoERA is to deliver integrated information on pan-European level on geo-energy, groundwater and mineral raw material resources. GeoERA is coordinated by the Geological Survey of Netherlands, (TNO) and supported by a consortium of 45 partner organisations, both national and regional GSOs, qualifying as programme managers and/or owners, from over 30 countries. The kick-off meeting, organized by the GeoERA Call Secretariat, will present the programme, its governance, procedures and requirements and will offer an occasion for "Project ideas market".
The Mediterranean is a vast area with a long geological history composed of different sedimentary basins and different tectonic settings. Despite geological complexities, several very large hydrocarbon discoveries have been made in clastic and carbonate reservoirs that span in age from Triassic to Pleistocene.
Recently in the eastern part of the Mediterranean, impressive gas discoveries have been made: Tamar (2009), Leviathan (2010), Aphrodite (2011) and, most recently, Zohr (2015). Overall, the exploration activity has been intermittent and often focused in very limited portions of the basin.
A large part of the Mediterranean is underexplored and the use of new seismic acquisition and drilling technologies together with recent discoveries in new plays have revitalised interest in the entire area.
This conference aims in bringing together players in the area to share experiences and understanding of the petroleum systems and new ideas to overcome the challenges that are still present in the region and to unlock further hydrocarbon potential.
More information available at https://europeevents.aapg.org/ehome/202660/welcome/
Thu19Jan2017Palais des Nations, Geneva
The prime objective of the 25th session of the Committee is to explore how to deliver on the national commitments in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and to discuss potential solutions to be agreed at an energy ministerial at the outset of the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 11 June 2017.
On 28-30 September 2016 the Committee on Sustainable Energy engaged in a dialogue on concrete actions in the nexus area with environment and climate. The session provided an opportunity to discuss national action plans and holistic energy policy making, especially in the context of the role of fossil fuels in future sustainable energy systems. The Committee considered the proposal by the Governments of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to endorse the concept and the process to lead to a ministerial outcome document (ECE/ENERGY/2016/9) and to optimize impact requested an informal, public, on-line consultations process.
The Committee on Sustainable Energy is invited to participate in the consultation process and to join the resumed session on 19 January 2017, which will conclude the considerations of Agenda items VI, IX and XII.
More information available at https://www.unece.org/energy/se/com.html
Mon06Feb2017Thu09Feb2017Cape Town, South Africa
Investing in African Mining is the event that unites investors, mining companies, governments and other stakeholders from around the world to learn and network, all toward the single goal of advancing mining in Africa. Also known as Mining Indaba, we are dedicated to supporting education, career development, sustainable development, and other important causes in Africa.
For more information please visit the website.
The EFG/UNECE Conference will focus on "International cooperation on natural resources: geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals". This conference will foster the convergence of terminology and the comparability/compatibility of data, thus contributing to the creation of a solid European Knowledge Database on mineral and energy resources. Such harmonization is equally important to government policymakers and to companies and regulators within the energy and minerals industries, including the users and providers of data on energy and minerals reserves and resources and renewable energy. UNFC will be reviewed, including its potential for application in Europe and beyond and its relationship with other classification and public reporting systems.
More information at http://eurogeologists.eu/efg-unece-conference/
Wed15Mar2017Fri17Mar2017El Jadida, Morocco
The First Academic and Scientific Research Organization Geological Congress – [ASRO – GC 2017] will host a rich scientific program with plenary sessions as well as information on professional development workshops, short courses training and pre-, mid- and post-congress field excursions in several geological domains in Morocco. ASRO aims to promote the scientific thinking in the developing countries and building a new generation of scientists who will lead the scientific activities in these countries using the state-of-the-art technology. The core topics for the Congress are Earth science for Society, Earth science and environmental issues, Fundamental Earth science and Earth science in the Economy.
More information available at http://asrongo.org/conferences/asro-geolocical-congress/first-asro-geological-congress/
The fight against global warming took a major step forward since November 4th, with the Paris Climate Agreement coming into force, and it is now time for signatory countries to move from words to deeds.
Thanks to its energy and climate policy measures taken so far, the European Union has been a forerunner on these topics, and the current agenda of the European Commission offers a wealth of new ambitious initiatives to go forward.
2017 will be therefore decisive for the EU institutions, the national authorities and the industry to turn those objectives into concrete policy actions and the 3rd EU Energy Summit will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the very recent EU initiatives and their impact on the energy market and to debate how the EU could encourage and support the efforts required from the European economic and social actors to face major challenges: innovative technologies to boost decarbonisation and energy efficiency, new electricity market design and integration of renewable energy, mobilisation of public and private capital, promotion of smart cities and consumers’ empowerment, widening and strengthening of the energy systems’ resilience, etc.
More information available at http://energypolicysummit.eu/index
Mon03Apr2017Fri07Apr2017Convention Palace, Havana, Cuba
The Cuban Geological Society, is pleased to invite Cuban and foreign professionals, technicians and university students of Geology, Geophysics, Mining and related sciences, to participate in the VII Earth Sciences Convention and Exhibition of Products, New Technologies and Services.
The convention welcomes presentations about Cuba, the Caribbean or in general about the geology, geophysics and mining experiences in the search and management of natural resources, including minerals (metals, non metals), water, oil and gas, construction, earthquake research and other geohazards, medical geology, education of geosciences; as well as other any related to the sustainable exploitation of natural resources. We invite professionals societies, institutions and non-governmental organizations to organize workshops, round tables and meetings during the Convention.
For coordination, please contact the Organizing Committee at your earliest convenience: [email protected]
Please visit the website for more information.
In this congress, a wide range of attendance of valuable specialists, scientists and industry representatives from various countries will present and discuss recent technologies and production methods in mining. In addition to the congress, world leading machinery and equipment companies will take place in the exhibition.
The congress city, Antalya, close to the archaeological sites from the Roman Era with well-known beaches and sea will adorn the congress.
For more information about the 25th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey please visit the website.
RocExs 2017 is organised on behalf of the Rockfall Expert Network (RocExs.NET) and the Joint Technical Committee of the ISSMFE, ISRM and IAEG (JTC-1) by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC).
Rockfalls are frequent and damaging hazard in mountainous regions and coastal cliffs. They are also frequent in cut slopes of the transportation corridors, in quarries and other excavations. Significant progress has been achieved in the last decades, particularly in the characterization of the rock masses at the potential rockfall sources, in detecting premonitory instability features and monitoring of displacements, in the rockfall modelling and in the design of both protective and stabilization measures. The analysis and management of the rockfall hazard and risk often requires a multidisciplinary approach.The aim of the workshop is to bring together earth scientists, engineers, practitioners, decision makers and end-users, in order to discuss and evaluate new methods, models and approaches for the analysis and management of the rockfalls that have been recently developed.
For more information, please visit the website.
Following the success of the 1st ERES conference in 2014 and under the framework of the EURARE: Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe’s rare earth ore deposits FP7 research project and the EREAN: European Rare Earth (Magnet) Recycling Network Marie-Curie Initial Training Network, the 2nd European Rare Earth Resources conference will be held in 2017 in Santorini, Greece.
The Conference will include both geological and metallurgical topics for production of REE from primary and secondary REE resources. The conference will include both oral presentations and intensified poster presentations (3 min presentations in an auditorium). The official language of the conference is English.
More information on the website.
The first three forums were organised in Tokyo (2008), Rome (2011), and Beijing (2014). The WLF provides a forum for the discussion, development and exchange of ideas and presentation of scientists, engineers, and researchers/policy makers working in the area of landslide technology, landslide disaster investigation and landslide remediation.
More information about the WLF4 can be found at: http://www.wlf4.org/
The ground-breaking event of the year gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field and presents the world’s best circular economy solutions. Be at the epicentre of the circular economy with 1,200 key people at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland, on the 5th and 6th of June 2017.
Please find more information on the website.
The key objective of the 2nd International Conference Mining in Europe is to share the latest developments on mining expertise, activities, developments and research in Europe and beyond. The Conference will address a series of topics. AIMS 2017 will feature invited keynote speakers, exhibitions by industry and sessions with oral and poster presentations. The AIMS Organisation Team invites you to submit abstracts for oral presentations or scientific posters. Submissions as well as registrations should be made online via our portal. The submission period is 01 February – 01 April 2017.
The Conference aims to address the significant issue of sustainable solid waste management through the promotion of safe practices & effective technologies. Separation at source, Biological Treatment, the treatment at central facilities, waste prevention, biowaste utilization, recycling promotion, sludge management, management of specific waste streams (agricultural and livestock waste, construction and demolition waste, WEEE, etc) constitute main conference subjects. Special attention will be drawn to the valorization prospects & the products produced of solid waste, such as: biofuels, compost, materials, etc. The new concept of this conference is that it hopes to strengthen the link of the applied research with industry. Emphasis will be placed on Food Industry. Biotechnology, Circular economy, Best Available techniques, symbiosis networks, energy consumption and saving, carbon footprint and water footprint, zero-waste initiatives, marine litter constitute the new target areas of the conference.
Sat15Jul2017Wed19Jul2017Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt
GeoMEast 2017 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction, and safety Inspections of transportation Infrastructures and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. Conference topics cover a broad array of contemporary issues for professionals involved in bridge, pavement, Geomechanics, geo-environmental, geotechnical, geosciences, geophysics, tunnel, water structures, railway and emerging techniques for safety inspections. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific, and commercial discussions.
Please find more information on the website.
The 6th International Congress of Mining Machinery and Technologies (IMMAT), organized by TMMOB Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey (Izmir Branch) will be held in Izmir between 18 – 21 October, 2017 together with MINEX 2017 Fair. As one of the most important events organized by Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey, the congress will cover a wide variety of topics to be presented and discussed by experts all around the world; including mining engineering, mineral processing, marble, machinery and equipment utilized in infrastructure constructions and their technologies.
MINEX, 7th International Mining, Natural Resources and Technology Fair, organized by Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey, will be held concurrently with the congress with the participation of local and foreign firms. The products of machinery, equipment and technologies utilized in mining and infrastructure constructions will be exhibited within the context of the fair and came together with the users.
More information available at http://www.immat.org/default.aspx
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