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.
Thu09Jan2014Scotland House Conference Centre, Brussels
Europe is one of the world’s largest consumers of metals, minerals and rare earth elements in the industrial production. Resources, however, are limited. This seminar is a part of an initiative towards tackling the increasing need for raw materials. The seminar will discuss the necessary steps towards a fusion of raw materials exploitation with Europe’s high production standards and knowledge of green and clean technology in order to secure a stable access of raw materials for Europe in a sustainable manner.
The Summit would have one major outcome, which is Ministers – through a declaration - to decide the continuation of GEO after 2015 and give a mandate to define the “Second Implementation Plan 2025”. The Ministers are also expected to review the progress against the GEOSS Strategic Targets and to confirm their commitment to complete the current 2005-2015 Implementation Plan.
Thu06Feb2014Fri07Feb2014University of Lausanne, Switzerland
The organisers invite you to contribute to this conference which will focus on remote sensing of ground surface and digital processing to support 3D geological modelling and interpretation in various fields of the geosciences. The objectives of the VGC14 conference are: (1) To present and discuss the most recent scientif ic results and techniques for vertical mapping by remote sensing as input for 3D geomodelling; (2) To identify related critical issues and promising developments; (3) To provide a forum for information and knowledge exchange between academic, government and practical geoscientists about 3D digital geology.
The Geological Survey of Iran, in cooperation with the Earth Science Matters Foundation, organizes the First International Geosciences Conference in Iran, entitled "Geosciences and Politics, Economy & Culture in a Changing World". The International Conference will be held on 18 and 19 February 2014 in Tehran and is back-to-back to the 32nd National Geosciences Conference in Iran (16 and 17 February, to be held on 14 topics, each in another Province. One of the main reasons for this Conference to be organised is to highlight the recent changes in the political situation in Iran which will impact the position of the geosciences in the nation. The geosciences are key to sustainable development but this fact is not always fully understood by governments and other decision-makers yet. The high-level Conference aims to address such decision-makers on the linchpin position of the geosciences with respect to politics, economy and culture. This first high-level International Conference will be a major academic and public event and be held immediately after the 32nd annual Conference which is traditionally the largest geo-scientific event in Iran.
Thu20Mar2014Fri21Mar2014University of St. Andrews, Scotland
The organising committee of the NAC Conference 2014 invites you to attend a two day conference on craton specific exploration targeting, using the North Atlantic Craton (NAC) as the area of interest. This workshop on the mineral potential of the North Atlantic Craton (NAC) as a whole is aimed at initiating and furthering trans-Atlantic collaboration in understanding the Archaean cratonic controls on ore deposit formation through time. The Archaean high-grade gneiss terrain of the NAC stretches from Labrador, Canada, through Greenland and into NW Scotland, UK. Acceleration in exploration efforts for various commodities across this region, particularly in Greenland, has highlighted the potential of its mineral resources. More recently, the importance of a craton-specific approach to mineral exploration has been realized.
The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe. The main topics include:
- European and global developments in the high-tech arena,
- Re-industrialisation and regional development in Europe,
- Technological and entrepreneurial opportunities especially for the Balkan and Mediterranean states, and
- Opportunities in Horizon 2020 in the field of enabling technologies.
The event takes place during the Greek Presidency of the European Council and has received funding from European Union Seventh Framework Programme.
Tue22Apr2014Thu24Apr2014Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Federal Agency on Mineral Resources and the A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI) organise the 2nd International Conference «New technologies of processing and utilization of the Earth’s remote sensing data in exploration and monitoring of hazardous geological processes». The aim of the Conference is to discuss the current state and future developments of using remote sensing methods in geological studies. Specifically, research results in the following areas will be presented: (1) GIS technologies and processing and utilisation of Remote Sensing Data (RDS) in geological mapping; (2) new processing and utilization technologies of RSD in geological exploration and (3) methods of using RSD in monitoring of hazardous geological processes.
More information about the events deadlines and key dates can be found at:
http://www.vsegei.ru/en/conferences/ddz-2014/ (English version)
http://www.vsegei.ru/ru/conf/events/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=95822 (Russian version)
The EGU General Assembly 2014 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. For the first time, in 2014, the EGU General Assembly will have a theme which is The Face of the Earth – Process and Form.
Geospatial Media and Communications in partnership with Swisstopo (Swiss National Mapping Agency), GEO secretariat and other key organisations like UN ECE, UNITAR, JRC of European Commission is organizing the most premier geospatial event- Geospatial World Forum.The forum is scheduled from 5-9 May, 2014 in Geneva International Convention Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.
Having the theme 'geoSMART Planet: Resources, Infrastructure and YOU!', Geospatial World Forum shall demonstrate the value and credentials of geospatial technologies as enabling tool for undertaking activities and programmes towards development of smarter planet helping managing its resources, infrastructure and people in more efficient and effective manner. It is likely to be attended by over 1200 high level delegates from close to 100 countries representing several important stakeholders of geospatial industry. The forum will provide opportunities for geospatial users, policy-makers, technology providers, researchers, academicians and students, to present technology trends, case studies, research work and technical papers to the global audience.
The European Commission High Level Conference "Paving the way for a European Energy Security Strategy" will address the European Energy Security Strategy, with a special emphasis on developing a comprehensive plan to reduce the EU’s energy dependence and developing sustainable energy. The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso will give a keynote speech at the conference, and the Commissioner for Energy Günther H. Oettinger will present the broad outlines of the European Energy Security Strategy.
GEO Business 2014, is a major new geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. A hands-on geospatial event that not only incorporates an international trade exhibition and a cutting edge conference, but also a programme of live workshops and demonstrations featuring the technology and services used by those working with spatial data. For more information please visit
Mon02Jun2014Wed04Jun2014UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
This Conference provides an excellent opportunity to review cutting-edge satellite-based applications from a holistic perspective.The Conference will bring together the global satellite-based services stakeholder community, including senior representatives of the major space agencies,industry, governments, academia and NGOs. These leaders in the field will converge in Paris to present results, exchange ideas, debate roadmaps, and discuss the future opportunities provided by satellite-based applications.The comprehensive programme will include high-level round tables and technical sessions that will address the most recent achievements in satellite-based applications and explore how industry, politics, and law will help shape the future environment for this exciting domain of astronautics. The conference will start with a dedicated session for the representatives of Member States to UNESCO.
World Landslide Forums bring together government officials, scholars, international research and development communities, NGO representatives and numerous segments of the private industries to present their latest results on geo-hazard mitigation, especially, on landslide disaster risk reduction and to exchange ideas on how to improve geoenvironment safety around the world.(more…)
The WSEAS session “Analysis and modelling of fast-moving flow-like phenomena” is organized under the 7th WSEAS International Conference on Engineering Mechanics, Structures, Engineering Geology (EMESEG '14). The session represents a fair opportunity to promote interesting exchanges among researchers in the field. Fast-moving flow-like phenomena are natural hazards often associated to huge consequences in terms of property and life losses. These phenomena -such as slamming water waves, debris, mud and hyper-concentrated flows - may affect both coastal and inland areas, protected beaches and harbors as well as residential urban communities, particularly in river basins and mountainous areas. Understanding the related dynamics is fundamental for preventing them as well as for hazard assessment and mitigation control through sustainable works. The paper submission deadline is the 3rd of April 2014.
More information at the following website: www.fmf.unisa.it
This eighteen-day intensive course is specifically designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Geological History of Benthic and Planktonic Foraminifera. The course is intended for students interested in Micropalaeontology, Paleoceanography, Paleoecology, Climate History, Biology, and Environmental and industrial applications. The courseconsists of lectures and practical classes covering the taxonomy, distribution, ecology, and paleoecology of foraminifera. Microscope lab sessions provide the opportunity for participants to learn the foraminiferal genera and species, and view Cretaceous to Neogene foraminiferal assemblages from Petroleum Exploration areas and ODP sites as well as Quaternary and modern assemblages. At the end of each lecture session, different tasks will be assigned to participants to reinforce the knowledge learned. Course materials include the lecture powerpoints and numerous pdf reprints of classic papers.
The 20th World Congress of Soil Science is a special congress as the IUSS celebrates its 90th anniversary, but most of all it brings together some of the best and most international soil science with 2,900 papers from 112 countries. The full program is available at the congress website including instructions for presentations and advice on travel, weather, venue etc.
The current focus on energy security is reflected in the European Commission agenda. The 10th Coal Dialogue will present sessions on coal’s contribution to security of supply and sustainability, alongside future challenges. An opening address by European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Member, Mr. Dumitru Fornea, will highlight the need for more investment in clean coal technologies – a theme that will be developed in presentations from the European Commission and coal industry representatives. We also expect Prof. Vladko Panayotov, MEP (Bulgaria, ALDE) to join the meeting and say a few words about his patent for a new technology to reduce CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. The aim is to give plenty of time for debate with EURACOAL members.
This year´s AIMS conference on 12th of June will address “High Performance Mining” as a synonym for increased efficiency, increased productivity, higher production rates and cost effectiveness in raw materials extraction. The special presentations on research results of the i²Mine Project (12th of June) – will be focused on requirements of ever increasing depths of mining in Europe. The Symposium intends to provide a platform for the exchange of experience and knowledge between international representatives of mining, tunneling, suppliers, authorities, research and academia.
Wed11Jun2014Thu12Jun2014Le Havre, France
From many perspectives, 2014 can be considered as a pivotal year for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in Europe. Club CO2 in conjunction with Le Havre city council, GCCSI and CO2GeoNet, is organizing a workshop and a EUROPEAN CCS DAY. The workshop will focus on European pilot and demonstration projects on CO2 capture and storage–lessons learned and the way forward. The EUROPEAN CCS DAY will bring together representatives from the major CCS pilot and demo plants and relevant institutions to share their experience and views. There will be a Panel debate with participants from the European Commission (DG for Climate Action), national governments and international organizations (ZEP, IEA, GCCSI, CO2GeoNet). More information at
Mon16Jun2014Thu19Jun2014Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The world largest and comprehensive geoscience event will not only offer an excellent technical programme and exhibition but also workshops, short courses, field trips, a student programme, and a social programme.
Seven years have passed since INSPIRE was adopted as the EU's legal framework establishing the infrastructure for spatial information in Europe serving policies and activities having an impact on the environment. During this period the framework of technical specifications necessary to underpin an interoperable infrastructure has been completed, and a major effort has taken place to implement the Directive in the Member States. It is now time for the mid-term evaluation to assess how well we are doing, and whether we are still on the right track. This conference comes therefore at a crucial stage to report on progress and get feedback from all the stakeholders involved.>
Tue17Jun2014Thu26Jun2014Flamingo Grand Congress Center, Albena Resort & SPA, Bulgaria
It is an honor for us to invite you to the 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference & EXPO SGEM2014, where we bring together scientists, educators, and practitioners representing research and educational institutions, companies, government agencies and consulting organizations from all over the world to exchange of ideas, to define the research priorities in the above fields and to propose potential solutions of problems related to the global changes. The conference will be organized in Workshops and Invited Sessions that will be held as a parallel to the conference oral presentations sessions.
The 2014 Annual South East Asian Industrial Minerals Conference will be taking place in Bangkok on the 18th & 19th June, with a field trip planned for the 20th June. With support from the Thai government and leading Thai producers, the 2014 program will be a key showcase for the enhanced opportunities in the industrial minerals sectors covering both upstream and downstream fields in key areas such as ceramics, cement and mineral sands. This is the only conference of its kind to give a unique analysis of key industrial minerals sectors in the region. The full agenda will be available over the coming weeks.
Further information on the event can be found at www.indmin.com/events/seaim
The general subject of the Conference is split into the four main areas: Concept, Factors, Processes, Techniques. The objective is to promote exchange and discussion on the complex processes occurring at the Air-Soil-Water interfaces in a perspective of environmental protection. The Conference is open for scientists, educators, policymakers, technicians and students. It will consist of invited lectures, scientific session with oral and poster presentation and a field and cultural excursion and will attempt to advocate interest on the importance of the knowledge of the biogeochemical processes for the environmental protection. Deadline for abstract submission has been postponed to March 31th. For more information please look at the following website http://aswep-essc.unibo.it/
The scope and topics of the symposium include but are not limited to: Recycling: Principles, technologies and Industrial Practice. This conference is a stand-alone one within the Shechtman International Symposium in honor of life-time achievement of Prof. Dan Shechtman - the 2011 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry. This symposium will equally cover the important pillars of sustainability: (1) political and social framework (2) science, technology and industrial practice and (3) education in the entire cycle of existing and new industrial processes.
The Commission Communication on the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (such as shale gas) using high volume hydraulic fracturing in the EU, issued on 22th January 2014, concluded that "in order to continue increasing the knowledge on unconventional hydrocarbon extraction technologies and practices as well as to further reduce potential health and environmental impacts and risks, the Commission will establish a European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has received a mandate to establish and manage this network in close cooperation with DG Environment and DG Energy and involving also DG Research & Innovation, DG Climate Action and DG Enterprise and Industry. The Network aims at "…bringing together practitioners from industry, research, academia as well as civil society. The Network will collect, analyse and review results from exploration projects as well as assess the development of technologies used in unconventional gas and oil projects".
The 2nd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering will be held in Durham, UK on 21-22 July 2014. The conference follows the successful first conference held in Shanghai in 2010. The conference is intended to bring together researchers and practitioners involved in information technology applied to geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and geo-environmental engineering. This is a time of increased activity in research and practice related to information technology and we would like to invite you to attend the conference and participate in the presentations and discussions.
Please visit http://www.icitg.dur.ac.uk/ for more information
Mon11Aug2014Sat16Aug2014Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The 3rd Young Earth Scientist Congress and 25th Colloquium of African Geology-CAG25 will be conducted at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 11th - 14th August 2014 (3rd YES Congress) and 14th -16th August 2014 (25th Colloquium of African Geology). Both events will be organized jointly by the Tanzania YES National Chapter and the Tanzania Geological Society in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations under the auspices of the YES Globally, Geological Society of Africa (GSAf), and other development partners. The theme for the 3rd YES Congress is: “Bridging Geo-Generation into Global Earth Science Integrations” and the theme for the CAG25 is “Earth Sciences for Improving Livelihood in Africa”.
Both events focus on the need of achieving sustainable development by promoting sustainable management of Earth resources for inclusive and equitable economic growth as well as creating greater opportunities for all. This could be achieved through enhancing an active participation of geoscientists in decision-making processes on issues related to the earth resources exploration and extraction.
The senior and early-career earth scientists from organizations, associations, mining companies, civil societies, politics, and media will be welcome from all over the world. The members, delegations from each National Commissions for UNESCO will also be invited, especially the new career scientists from African countries, South America and other developing areas. These representatives will be from different countries and will also be active at the national level. The participation of these individuals from different sectors and countries will enhance international collaborations and increase the involvement of the international community. The estimated participants will range from 300 to 600.
You can find the brochure HERE
During the event a special session on the project ‘Geoscientific knowledge and skills in African Geological Surveys’ will be organized by the Organisation of African Geological Surveys (OAGS) and EuroGeoSurveys (EGS). Please find more information here
Fri22Aug2014St. Petersburg, Russia
On August 22, 2014 FGUP VSEGEI will host the working meeting "Current state and prospects of work development under the international projects for the study of geological structure and evaluation of mineral resource potential in the largest regions of the World". The meeting will be attended by representatives of the Federal Agency on Mineral Resources, subordinate institutions, and foreign participants in the projects.
The 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is organised by GRF Davos in close cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). IDRC Davos 2014 attempts to find solutions to today’s challenges by managing risks, reducing disasters and adapting to climate change. It will be held under the theme "Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice" from 24 - 28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland. The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos invites you to submit an abstract for oral presentation, poster presentation, a session or a workshop on one of the conference topics by 28th February 2014.
The outcomes will be presented at the UN World Conference WCDRR in Sendai, Japan in March 2015 and aim to influence the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2).
Members of Endorsing Partners profit of 10% reduction on the regular registration fee. Join the debate in Davos and register online.
Find more information under: www.grforum.org
Sun31Aug2014Fri05Sep2014<strong>Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa</strong>
As a country with a large mining and mineralogical industry, as well as strong mineralogical, geological and geochemical research initiatives, South Africa is highly appropriate to host this meeting.(more…)
The XII IAEG Congress celebrates 50 years from the IAEG foundation. The aim of this Congress is to testify the fundamental scientific role of Engineering Geology in the last 50 years, through the contributions of successful, well-known researchers. At the same time, the congress aims to thrust forth the IAEG future role by involving young, enthusiastic scientists making them conscious of the challenges, sometimes hard, that the engineering geology is facing. We want them to be able to overcome future difficulties in geo-environmental management and habitat protection. An important goal of the XII International IAEG Congress is to promote and increase the relationships between scientists and Engineering Geology professional operators (Owners, Practitioners, Design Firms and Contractors). The integration of the two worlds will have helpful effects on surveys, design and construction procedures, and monitoring techniques.The Congress will also offer an extraordinary opportunity for scientists,companies and agencies to meet and improve together the current state of Engineering Geology. For this purpose keynote lectures will be delivered by both academic representatives and professional operators.
The International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC) representatives will be involved in some of the thematic sessions, held during the IAH International Congress in Marrakech, Morocco. The main theme of this 41st edition of the congress will be 'Groundwater: Challenges and Strategies'. Neno Kukuric and Laura del Val Alonso will lead several sessions during this events. More information about these sessions and a link to the full programme are now available at the following link
The Representation of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen to the EU organizes the event " Blue Growth Innovation - Intelligent Maritime Robotics as Game-Changing Technology" to present how innovative technologies can contribute to environmentally friendly exploitation of maritime resources and sustainable marine growth. There will be showcased challenges of solutions in designing and implementing intelligent underwater systems and discuss the importance of these technologies for science and industry in Europe.
The 2030 climate and energy targets recently proposed by the European Commission, the crisis in Ukraine, as well as the upcoming international climate negotiations require from the European Union and its Member States a concerted and firm action to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix and to progressively move away from fossil fuels. Given this context, the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) decided to conduct a study on the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) in six Member States. Our goal is to assess the existence of conditions for the production of decentralized renewable energy by civil society and local communities.
The 2nd scientific conference GeoShale 2014 brings together geoscientists from around the world, who are engaged in shale research studies. The conference will continue the work of the GeoShale 2012, which ended up with a great success! 180 scientists from 19 countries for three days discussed shale sedimentology, stratigraphy, physical and geochemical properties, and gas exploration and production issues. Three days of parallel lectures and poster sessions are planned, including a series of keynote lectures. The deadline for submissions of abstracts is the 30th May 2014. Three field trips are dedicated to the Palaeozoic mudrock successions in Poland and other aspects of the regional geology. Participants will have a good opportunity to visit an outstanding outcrops of mudrocks in the Holy Cross Mountain and Sudetes Mountains as well as a drill site in the Pomerania region. More information at www.geoshale.com
The European Commission and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy will hold a conference on EU – Norway energy cooperation, focusing on developments in the power and gas markets and security of supply. The conference will look at the role of the industry and other stakeholders in ensuring energy security, with focus on gas and the power market. Challenges such as the integration of renewables in our energy system will be addressed.
Keynote speakers will be Günther Oettinger Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Energy and the Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien.
European Mining Business Forum is an event held upon the initiative of the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology since 2010. It is unique for Bulgaria and our country, as one of the European countries with developed mining industry and extensive experience in prospecting and exploration of mineral resources, is hosting is every second year.
The purpose of the forum is to create a platform for discussion, exchange of ideas, solutions and best practices on all aspects of sustainable development in the sector. It brings together hundreds of participants: representatives of the leading companies in the sector, public administration at the highest level, representatives of the European institutions, academics and non-governmental organizations in the field of sustainable development and environment, diplomatic representatives.
More information available at http://embf.eu/en/eng-za-konferenciata
The key aim of the imaGIne-2 conference is to have presentations and panel and delegate4 discussions with a strong GI/GT user focus across a range of thematic areas (health, security, transport, agriculture etc) as well as to highlight best practice examples of the use of GI and GT in the areas which can highlight the good work taking place in Europe.
Thu09Oct2014Sun12Oct2014Dakar, Senegal l Africa
The AGN aims to identify, promote, and advise on the importance and preservation of geoheritage in Africa in collaboration with other stakeholders. In this framework, the AGN is organizing the 2nd International Conference on Geoparks in Africa and Middle East. All researchers in the fields of geoheritage, geotourism, conservation, environment and sustainable development, policy makers, economists, geopark and local community administrators and leaders, NGOs, business operators, Medias and individuals with interest in geoheritage development are invited to participate for making this event a success. Registration deadlines and abstract submission has been extended until July 30, 2014. More information about the conference is available on the website http://www.africangeoparksnetwork.org/
Satellite observations are a key element in an integrated and sustained climate observing system and have been critically important for monitoring and understanding the Earth’s climate system during the past several decades. The expected completion of the IPCC Fifth Assessment (AR5) in 2013-2014 makes it timely to discuss these achievements, to assess future opportunities and challenges with satellite derived climate information, and to provide guidance on future priorities. The symposium will be an important step towards defining requirements, and the further development of an efficient and sustained international space-based Earth observing system. This symposium is intended to bring together the international experts in climate observations, research, analysis and modeling to present and discuss results from their studies, with a particular emphasis on the role of space-based Earth observations in improving our knowledge of the current climate at global and regional scales, and in the assessment of models used for climate projections.
The Raw Materials University Day at the Politecnico of Milan is organised in the framework of the communication strategy of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials, which aims to promote sectorial competitiveness, sustainable growth and employment by showing the huge potential of European raw materials. The main objectives of the Raw Materials University Day initiative are to show to potential students the attractiveness of the raw materials sector and career opportunities for future graduates, but also to inform them that the industries using raw materials will become increasingly innovative and green in the future– e.g. digital and green economy.
This event follows the alike initiative of the Raw Materials University Day 2013, held in Rome at the University La Sapienza.
Tue28Oct2014Thu30Oct2014London, United Kingdom
The European Autumn Gas Conference (EAGC) 2014 will attract business leaders operating within Europe’s gas supply chain who are looking to adapt and overcome the commercial, geopolitical and macro-environmental challenges of working in the region. These include government officials, regulators, upstream and midstream companies, utilities, traders and originators, investors and large industrial energy users.
Specialists inGas, Natural Gas, LNG, Origination, Trading, Gas Supply, Gas Marketing, Gas Procurement, Business Development will hear from confirmed speaking companies including Wood Mackenzie, BP, Petronas Trading, RWE Supply and Trading, BG Group and Centrica Energy
Web site: http://www.theeagc.com
The African Association for Women in Geosciences (AAWG) supports the development of Earth Scientists in Africa by providing opportunities for networking and applying science for the sustainable development challenges the continent is facing. Opportunities for earth scientists are great, extending from traditional mineral extraction to environmental management such as climate change adaptation, prevention of natural hazards, water scarcity, and ensuring access to quality earth science training. To assist African governments to realize opportunities, AAWG activities are developed through a participatory approach. International conferences have been organized to address various issues that affect the African continent, to which Earth Scientists can make a contribution. The 7th AAWG conference is being organized, taking into consideration the current challenges the continent is facing in view of the changing climatic conditions, which is threatening sustainable development agenda in Africa.
Mon10Nov2014Fri14Nov2014Johannesburg, South Africa
This event is jointly organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), UNECE and the Council for Geoscience of South Africa.
Amongst other topics, this regional workshop will focus on the benefits of UNFC–2009 as a tool for effective management of mineral resources; formulating an integrated exploration strategy for undiscovered resources of uranium, hydrocarbons and coal in ‘energy basins’; and as a medium for social licensing and stakeholder communications. Applications of UNFC-2009 in reporting and managing unconventional uranium resources and comprehensive extraction will be presented, as well as a series of case studies.
The Minerals4EU Stakeholder engagement event will be hosted by Grant Thornton UK LLP in their City of London office. The event aims at present and discuss the project to senior professionals from a wide spectrum of the mining sector, together with those involved with mining in the financial, regulatory and broker communities.
Minerals4EU integrates into a leading European mineral information network structure the best available mineral expertise and information from the unbiased knowledge base of the European national Geological Surveys and of other key stakeholders. The Network will provide data, tools, services, and expertise to both sustain the enhancement of resource efficiency and minerals supply security, and to foster sustainable mineral development for Europe in support of public policy-making, industry, society, communication and education purposes at European and international levels. The project, which is co-financed by the European Union, is developing fast and will be concluded in 2015. Further details can be found at http://www.minerals4eu.eu
Europe is emerging from a deep financial and economic crisis and it is widely agreed that stronger European industrial competitiveness is vital as a driver for economic growth and job creation. In this regard, while ensuring the achievement of essential climate and environmental objectives, it is now recognised that it is imperative to ensure that EU energy policy is shaped in such a way as to guarantee, not only security of supply for all consumers, but also stable and affordable energy prices for European businesses.
This conference will offer the opportunity to analyse and discuss, among leading political and business actors, and free from any taboos, all the crucial and sensitive components of an EU energy policy that is able to contribute to boosting European industrial competitiveness.
This workshop will bring attendees up to speed with the ongoing activities of the UNECE Task Force on the Application of UNFC to Renewables, including the current work towards delivering commodity-specific specifications for different renewable energy resources. The views and opinions of all stakeholders are critical in ensuring the development of a robust set of specifications that meet the needs of all potential end-users. Current energy security concerns foster an ever greater need for countries to consider managing their energy portfolio as a mix of conventional and renewable resources, this work helps to deliver on that need.
For more details or to register, please click here.
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 the post-2015 development agenda, the Committee on Sustainable Energy will focus this year’s dialogue on "Energy for Sustainable Development" featuring a reality check on energy transition, energy efficiency, renewable energy and gas.
The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the Pan‐European Reserves & Resources Reporting Committee (PERC) organized the conference “Min Win‐Win: Establishing Europe‐Wide Minerals Resources And Reserves Reporting Standards - The Key To Reducing Risk And Increasing Investors'Confidence?”. This conference aims to promote the adoption of a common reporting standard for minerals in the EU and will thus provide a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss concrete steps regarding mineral reporting in a cross‐disciplinary environment, including EU policy makers, national government officials, academics, minerals company executives, finance and industry experts. The conference will include a social dinner on the Thursday 20th evening, and a one‐day PERC training course in minerals reporting using PERC standard (Wednesday, 19th November) is to be offered in conjunction with the conference.
The full event programme and all practical details may be found at: http://eurogeologists.eu/conferences/
The conference addresses the potential for mineral resources in contributing to the development of Greece and Cyprus. Issues like the prospects of developing mineral resources in accordance with modern concepts and technologies during the current global economic crisis will be emphasized. The conference will interest geoscientists, professionals, companies, researchers, the competent authorities and all those who are engaged in research and development of mineral resources.
The conference is co-organized by the Technological University of Cyprus, the Greek National Center of Viable and Sustainable Development (EKBAA), the Cyprus Association of Geologists and Mining Engineers and the Greek Mining Engineers Association.
The 12th Swiss Geoscience Meeting is organized by the Department of Geosciences of the University of Fribourg and the Platform geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). On Friday 21st, the theme of the 12th Swiss Geoscience Meeting is "Drilling the Earth". Five keynote speakers will present the latest research on ice coring at high altitudes to sediment coring in the deep oceans. Topics will include the insight gained from climate and ecosystem archives, the potential of unconventional georessources and the investigation of geohazards. On Saturday 22nd, a series of 21 scientific symposia will cover the diverse spectrum of current research in geoscience, encompassing the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the biosphere, the atmosphere and the anthroposphere.
More information available at http://geoscience-meeting.scnatweb.ch/sgm2014/index.html
The first international research conference on Minerals in the Circular Economy brings together researchers from identified hot spots along the mineral value chain. It is organized jointly by VTT Technological Research Centre of Finland, GTK Geological Survey of Finland, Aalto University and University of Oulu. A central purpose of the conference is to offer junior and senior researchers alike a possibility to present their recent research and to network beyond their usual sphere of research in solving problems related to sustainable use of mineral raw materials. The conference covers a significant research area on tools and methods that apply for the whole mineral value chain from the mine to the user and further to recycling.
For registration, abstract submission and more detailed information, please visit www.mince.fi
Minerals4EU strongly believes in engaging with stakeholders at all stages, both to inform and to receive comments that will help to steer its development. The project stakeholders are all those subjects involved in the mining sectors, namely Academia, research Institutes, private mining companies, investors, financial officers, etc. This event will focus on two project pillars: the delivery of the European Minerals Yearbook (Work Package 4) and the Sustainable Minerals Intelligence Network (Work Package 2). A dedicated Workshop will be held to discuss specifically the scope of the Minerals Intelligence Network and the membership of the proposed permanent body.
More information at http://www.minerals4eu.eu/
Mon15Dec2014Wed17Dec2014London, United Kingdom
The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) announces the 25th Anniversary meeting. This meeting will celebrate 25 years of geological remote sensing focusing on the pinnacle moments during this period as well as looking at the wide range of remote sensing tools, latest developments, sensors and applications that are now available. As usual, abstracts are welcome on a wide range of remote sensing themes, including: Remote sensing changes, Mineral exploration, Oil & Gas, Geological applications, Geomorphology, Geohazards (e.g. landslides, flooding), Terrain, Bathymetry and Elevation models, Classification, multi-temporal analysis and modelling, Planetary science & comparative geomorphology, Hyperspectral & Multispectral; Radar / InSAR; Optical & high resolution.
Further information, sponsorship opportunities and logistics: http://www.grsg.org.uk/
Important dates: Registration opens: 1st May 2014 l Call for papers closes: 15th September 2014
The Global Geothermal Energy Summit, organized by the Active Communications International, Inc. (ACI Europe) will take place from 18th February to the 19th February 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The conference will cover areas like Detailed Design And Construction, Optimised Operations And Maintenance Of Geothermal Power Plants.
The Conference will comprehensively address the heating and cooling sector, explore the role of this sector in achieving the EU's climate and energy objectives, initiate debate and build consensus on how to ensure full participation of this sector in the EU's energy transition. The opportunity to discuss with European and national policy makers, representatives from industry, businesses and consumers' representative bodies, professional organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, academia, research institutions and relevant international organisations, on the issues faced by the heating and cooling sector, the largest end-energy use accounting for half of the EU's energy consumption ahead of electricity and mobility, with the participation of Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy and of Dominique Ristori, EC Director-General for Energy.
Following the successful first edition of the ESPC (European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference) in Brussels in 2013, and the launch of the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform, Berlin this March will be the stage for ESPC2. Leading experts and decision makers in the field of phosphorus management will come together to exchange knowledge and experiences and take action. Join us for two days of inspiration and motivation in taking P to the next level!
The conference will showcase phosphorus management success stories and business cases, with presentations and parallel sessions covering the themes below, and working round-tables to enable participants to meet and discuss joint actions and projects.
On 17 March 2015, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, will launch a high level conference on renewable energies at the Ecocenter (Brussels Environment's new building at Tour & Taxis) and we invite you to take an active role.
Through this event, we aim to address the contribution of renewable energies to sustainability, security and competitiveness, through:
- EU leadership in policy and regulatory framework,
- The potential of renewable energy technologies to further support jobs and growth in Europe.
SAR workshop and RSPSoc Research Conversazione 2015
Friday March 20th 2015, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Department of Geography - University of Durham, Science Campus, West Building, W309
with a keynote Exploiting big data: information extraction from radar interferometric time series delivered by Prof. Ramon Hanssen, Delft University of Technology
followed by an evening reception and social dinner at the Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College.
Online registration is now open and can be accessed at http://www.rspsoc.org.uk/index.php/rspsoc-events/conversazione2015.html
Twenty fourth of International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey, that has been biannually organized, successfully sustained for almost half a century and therefore, earned a well-deserved reputation in the eyes of the mining world, will be held between 14 and 17 April 2015 in Antalya which is one of the well-known touristic cities of Turkey.
The main objective of the International Mining Congress and Exhibition is to provide an opportunity for exchanging knowledge recently produced, to introduce technologies developed and to build a collaboration atmosphere by bringing together scientists, academicians, consultants, and sector representatives from different areas and thus to make a contribution for improving mining sector.
More information at http://imcet.org.tr/exhibition.asp#
The implementation activities of the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation, signed in May 2013 by the EU, Canada and the United States of America, and launching an Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, are moving to a new exciting stage.
This event will be the launch pad for all the 'Galway Statement follow-up projects' funded with the first Horizon 2020 Blue Growth calls - the main financial instrument on the EU side to make the Galway Statementcommitments reality.
Registration is open now, please click here: https://scic.ec.europa.eu/fmi/ezreg/GALWAY2015/start
Sun19Apr2015Fri24Apr2015Pescina, Abruzzo Region l Italy
The event will celebrate the centenary of the 1915 M7 Fucino earthquake, that has been one of the most devastating earthquakes occurred in the Apennines. The earthquake produced extensive surface faulting and left a strong imprint in the landscape giving rise to an incredibly rich seismological, geological and paleoseismological amount of studies in the last century. The event will therefore welcome scientists from in the fields of earthquake geology, paleoseismology, archeoseismology, tsunami studies, earthquake engineering and seismic hazard assessment. Scientific sessions will be attended in the unique historical and cultural atmosphere of the Pescina village, followed by 2 days-field trip in the Fucino and L’Aquila area, retracing on the field the path of faults, landscapes, castles and ancient settlements. Moreover, a pre-congress archaeoseismic tour in Rome will be offered to all the participants.
The ProSUM project consortium has the pleasure to invite you to the launch of the project. The first ProSUM Information Network meeting will introduce you to this exciting new initiative to improve the knowledge base on critical raw materials arising in secondary raw materials and welcome you to join the Information Network.
The event is open for all stakeholders who are involved in any part of the value chain for recycling critical raw materials from WEEE, ELVs, batteries and mining wastes. Stakeholders will be willing to exchange ideas and knowledge and discuss the information and data needs necessary to enhance the European knowledge base. This event will be of interest to producers and manufacturers of electrical products, batteries, vehicles and their components; recyclers of WEEE, ELVs, batteries and mining wastes; policy makers; researchers; geological surveys and the minerals sector; producer compliance schemes organisations concerned with improving waste statistics and data.
More information about the project: http://www.weee-forum.org/prosum-0
UNECE's Resource Classification Week will be held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, 28 April–1 May 2015.
An optional UNFC Workshop will be held on Tuesday 28 April followed by the Sixth Session of the Expert Group on Resource Classification (EGRC) from 29 April-1 May. These events offer unique educational and networking opportunities with experts from around the world working in reserve/resource assessment, classification and reporting. The Workshop will provide a comprehensive explanation of the UNFC and how it works, and is intended primarily for those who are not already completely familiar with the system and would appreciate an opportunity to ensure a full understanding of the system before applying it themselves.
The Cuban Geological Society invites you to participate in the VI Cuban Earth Sciences International Convention and the Exhibition of products, services and technologies -Geoexpo 2015. As always, our host will be the Convention Palace in Havana, where the delegates will enjoy a wide variety of services. As part of the opening ceremony, two special lectures on geosciences and economy will be presented.
The scientific sessions include the traditional five congresses:
Geology, Geophysics, Mining, Oil and Gas and Information for Geosciences and a series of thematic workshops on current subjects of great interest.
More information at http://www.cubacienciasdelatierra.com/
The 2015 INSPIRE-GWF conference offers the opportunity to submit proposals for abstracts of presentations which will be delivered in thematic sessions, workshops and poster presentations. Considering the underlying objectives of both INSPIRE and Geospatial World Forum is to promote the optimal use and implementation of spatial data and resources for growth, there is an existing foundation for a synergised effort. While INSPIRE is designed to discuss the latest developments of the INSPIRE Directive, addressing common policy issues, applications and implementations of SDIs, Geospatial World Forum features success stories of private industry and users of spatial data boosting the business of spatial information. In terms of content, presentations given in sessions or the outcomes of workshops shall contribute to the general scope of the conference.
Abstract Submisson Deadline: 1st January 2015
Read more for some of the proposed themes and scope of presentations at http://www.geospatialworldforum.org/index.htm
2015 will be a decisive year for the international community paving the way for sustainable development worldwide. Three important processes, led by the United Nations, are underway: the Post 2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (March 2015), the Sustainable Development Goals (September 2015), and the new Climate Change Agreement (December 2015).
Geoinformation and especially Earth observation provide indispensable data to support informed decision making at the local, national, regional and global level to reduce disaster risks, improve adaptation to climate change, prepare better for unavoidable losses and damages, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.
The "United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation – Global solutions for the challenges of sustainable development in societies at risk" is now open for applications. The conference is jointly organised by UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
Geo-information and especially Earth observation are essential to support informed decision making at the local, national, regional and global levels on these issues. The announced conference picks up all relevant issues and combines them with possible benefits of Earth observation and space-based technologies. This International Conference will bring together Space leaders and Earth observation experts as well as decision makers and stakeholders involved in sustainable development, climate change and disaster risk reduction.
The private sector plays an important role in topics such as sustainable development, climate change and disaster risk reduction. Hence we would like to integrate the views and expertise of the private sector.
More information at www.un-spider.org/post2015
Energy from variable renewable sources is increasingly changing the landscape of production, transmission and consumption of electricity and heat. Although increasingly competitive in terms of costs of generation, electricity produced by renewable sources poses new challenges in terms of integration and operation in the energy system. This conference is the opportunity to exchange views with European and national policy makers, representatives from industry and regional and local authorities, academia and research institutions, addressing among others the following questions: How can new technologies contribute to the integrating of renewables? How can regional approaches facilitate the integration of renewables? How can the integration of renewables enhance energy security? What does the energy system of the future look like?
Location: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 75, B-1040 Brussels
Further information: [email protected]
The Institute of Mining Engineering I at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany has been holding symposia on topics concerning mineral raw materials supply and mining for more than 20 years under the title Aachen International Mining Symposia. Industrialized countries economies heavily rely on the continuous supply of mineral raw materials. The mining sector world-wide has to improve the mining processes, the technology and the efficiency to cope with the increasing demand of the industrialized countries as well as the emerging markets. This goes hand in hand with addressing the global challenge of sustainable development in mining. Consequently the Symposium on Mineral Resources and Mine Development focuses on two interacting thematic areas – sustainable development and supply of mineral resources as well as mining processes and technology. Thus, the first thematic area of the Symposium – MINERAL RESOURCES – focuses on sustainable development and supply of mineral resources and related topics. Additionally, the second thematic area of AIMS 2015 – MINE DEVELOPMENT – focuses on the physical development of mining projects.
For further information, please visit http://www.aims.rwth-aachen.de
Wed27May2015Fri29May2015Bratislava, Slovak Republic
The conference will be organized by Slovak Environment Agency under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic and aims to provide a unique possibility to share experience and perspectives in the field of contaminated sites internationally.
At the Conference there will be present Participants from at least 3 continents and 30 countries from governmental organizations, private companies as well as scientific and research companies dealing with contaminated sites with the focus on legislation, strategies, inventory, investigation, survey, risk assessment, remediation methods and technologies and sustainable remediation
Please, indicate your interest by on-line registration and by sending us lecture abstract before January 31st 2015.
More information about the conference is: http://contaminated-sites.sazp.sk
The International School on Foraminifera will organize the 8th Course, which will be held in Urbino (Italy) on June 3-21, 2015. This eighteen-day intensive course is specifically designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Geological History of Benthic and Planktonic Foraminifera. The course is intended for students interested in Micropalaeontology, Paleoceanography, Paleoecology, Climate History, Biology, and Environmental and industrial applications.
The 8th ISF will be structured in four parts: Foraminiferal Introduction (4-8 June), Larger Benthic Foraminifera (9-12 June), Smaller Benthic Foraminifera (14-18 June) and Planktonic Foraminiferal (19-22 June). Course details and application form can be found in attachments and by visiting our website at www.isf.tmsoc.org/
For more information and registration, please contact: Dr. Fabrizio Frontalini - [email protected] or [email protected] Università di Urbino, Campus Scientifico, Località' Crocicchia, 61029 Urbino, (Italy) or Tel: (+39) 0722 304309, Fax: (+39) 0722 304220
From 15th to 17 of June, 2015, the 8th European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems (EUREGEO) will be held in Barcelona. It continues the dialogue started in 1994 by the European regions of Bavaria, Catalonia and Emilia-Romagna. Again it shall serve as a platform for experts from regional and national geological surveys, from universities, research institutes and from the economy, building a bridge between scientific research and practical application. The Congress will focus on two ranges of subjects: 3D Modelling and Soil.
More information available at http://www.igc.cat/web/ca/euregeo2015.html
Tue16Jun2015Wed24Jun2015Albena Resort, Bulgaria
The 15th ANNIVERSARY edition of SGEM GeoConferences will be held in the period of 16 - 25 June, 2015 at Albena Resort, Bulgaria. SGEM Conferences are well known and recognized as one of the most prestigious and with big impact factor events in the International Scientific World. SGEM Conferences cover all areas of the GeoSciences, with a total of 27 scientific fields. All accepted articles are published in the Conference Proceedings and yearly is submitted for evaluating and indexing by ISI Web of Knowledge, Web of Science, Thomson Reuters, ELSEVIER products, SCOPUS, CrossRef, EBSCO, ProQuest,Google Scholar, Mendeley, CiteUlike, CrossRef Citedby Linking, British Library.
More information at http://www.sgem.org/
Wed17Jun2015Thu18Jun2015Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Europe Mining 2015 Summit is the only Summit focusing on the European mining industry’s developments in recent years, with dedicated focus on future plans for further development. The Summit will give the audience a unique opportunity to meet with the Regulatory Authorities, Investment Bodies, Mining Companies, Service and Equipment Providers responsible for all major mining projects in Europe. Senior-level Speakers will review and discuss the current and upcoming business opportunities in Europe by examining every part of the mining exploration and production process in the European
The goals of the conference are to call applying settlements, designers, construction companies, technical supervisors, geological, geological engineering, geographical, urban development, etc. professionals together to discuss the effective solutions for the problems.
In the past 17 years the changes in the social and natural processes have required constant adaptation to current problems. Adaptation, change in the attitudes and international relations are needed, since the funds of the European Union play an important role in the management and prevention of events hindering land use and disasters in the geological environment. Therefore this year but mainly the following Geological Hazards Conferences will focus on geology with the interdisciplinary view.
The conference will be the annual meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists Karst Commission and of the International Speleological Union Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis. It is also sponsored by the Karst Commission of the International Geographical Union, the British Cave Research Association, the British Geological Survey, the Hydrogeology Group of the Geological Society of London and the International Association of Hydrogeologists GB Chapter. The event will include:
- A three-day oral and poster presentation program with an optional mid-conference visit to local underground limestone mines.
- Pre- and post-conference field trips will visit three contrasting karst groundwater systems: the Cretaceous chalk, Jurassic limestones and Carboniferous limestones.
- A pre-conference workshop is designed specifically for practitioners and there will be optional workshops for researchers as an alternative to the mid-conference field trip.
Mon22Jun2015Thu02Jul2015Prague, Czech Republic
The 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from the 22nd of June to the 2nd of July 2015. At present, union symposia are well defined in terms of conveners. Their descriptions are available here. Lists of solicited speakers of individual symposia are in an advanced phase of preparation. A complete scientific program will be ready in July when the registration and abstract submission tools will also be available.
More information at http://www.iugg2015prague.com/
The World Materials Forum is the opportunity for key decision makers of global industrial companies – both materials producers and materials users – to meet and debate with leading academics, policy makers, media and high tech start ups in the same field.
The 2015 program will focus on shaping the future of materials to create a sustainable world. It will include major speakers such as the Chairmen or CEOs of our partners mentioned below, as well as prominent academics from around the world , including Nobel Prize, Prof. Albert Fert. Top level representatives of the French Government, the European Commission and the United Nations will also attend - see our 2015 program for more details.
More info available at http://www.worldmaterialsforum.com/
The session is organized under the 8th International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering (EG '15) of the World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society. Fast-moving flow-like phenomena are natural hazards often associated to huge consequences in terms of property and life losses. These phenomena -such as slamming water waves, debris, mud and hyperconcentrated flows - may affect both coastal and inland areas, protected beaches and harbours as well as residential urban communities, particularly in river basins and mountainous areas. Understanding the related dynamics is fundamental for preventing them as well as for hazard assessment and mitigation control through sustainable works. The proposed session would be a fair opportunity to promote interesting exchanges among researcher in the field. More specifically, it is aimed to:
- bring together people dedicated to theories, experiments, simulations, validation and applied aspects related to the triggering/generation and propagation stages of fast-moving flow-like phenomena as well as their interaction with structures, to identify unifying concepts and underlying processes for these kinds of events in coastal and inland regions;
- disseminate and exchange fundamentals and applied research on hazard assessment, monitoring and real-time alert systems, mitigation control by means of structural and non-structural countermeasures.
Euroclay 2015 - the quadrennial meeting of the European Clay Groups Association (ECGA) jointly with the annual meeting of The Clay Minerals Society (CMS) and in association with the International Natural Zeolite Association (INZA) and the Geological Society.
The event is organised by The Clay Minerals Group of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland and The Clay Minerals Society. The scientific program of EUROCLAY 2015 will bring together, in an exciting, leading-edge programme, specialists from different disciplines related to clays and clay minerals. It will consist of technical sessions of both oral and poster presentations with a generous quota of invited speakers who are the leaders in their respective fields. A pre-meeting workshop and mid-meeting field excursions and short course will be integral parts of the scientific program. A key aim of this conference will be to integrate industrial and academic workers, with sessions which cover both areas arranged around three societal themes where clay research flourishes, namely Energy, Materials, and Environment and Health. A visit to Edinburgh is one of life's 'must-do' items. As Scotland's capital city, it is the home of geology and is littered with places of interest for the delegate and accompanying person alike.
More information at http://www.euroclay2015.org/
The congress follows the invitation by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) to be held in Graz (Austria), July 19-23, 2015. The congress will be open to all topics in stratigraphy. The technical program will range from the Archean to the Holocene, across all techniques and applications of stratigraphy and the discoveries that the stratigraphic record reveals about the Earth system. In addition, it will also serve as the primary venue for ICS business, for ICS subcommissions to meet and awarding the ICS stratigraphy prizes.
MEDGEO 2015 conference bring together researchers and decision makers from the physical sciences and the medical sciences who are interested in solving health problems caused by natural processes and materials.
The participants of the conference will convey expertise in a range of scientific fields, such as geochemistry, biology, engineering, geology, hydrology, epidemiology, chemistry, medicine, nutrition and toxicology.
For more details please go to the conference website at http://medgeo15.web.ua.pt/
The 12th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy (ICAM) will be held in Istanbul/Turkey, on 10 August – 12 August 2015.
ICAM is committed to creating an opportunity for professional development, to share and disseminate information, and to foster the continuous advancement of the field of applied mineralogy. Every aspect of the congress is intended to make your time here beneficial, professionally and personally. Meet colleagues working at the cutting edge, and extend your network with other professionals in your field.
More information at http://icam2015.org/
The 17th annual conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences IAMG2015 takes place on September 5-13, 2015 in Freiberg, Germany. The IAMG's mission is to promote, worldwide, the advancement of mathematics, statistics and informatics in the Geosciences. The conference welcomes both applied and methodological contributions dedicated to it.
Amongst others, the conference will feature focus sessions on
- Commemorating William Smith: 200 years of Geomodeling
- Communicating Digital Geomodels? Methodologies and Challenges
- Presentation of 3D Geomodeling and Mining Software which may be of special interest for EuroGeoSurveys and national geological surveys.
Given activities at EU level like GeoMol, EGDI, GNEISS and others, the conference provides an excellent opportunity to reach out to an international, exclusive audience and present results and visions of these EU-sponsored activities. The scientific sessions will be held on September 7-10. Acceptance is based on short abstracts. Abstract submission starts after the 16th conference and ends March 1st, 2015.
Mon07Sep2015Fri11Sep2015Prague, Czech Republic
WMESS 2015 aims to provide a forum for discussion of the latest findings and technologies in different fields of Earth Sciences and give opportunities for future collaborations. We hope it will be an appreciated platform for sharing knowledge and experiences in the fields of Earth Sciences given below. Tectonics & Structural Geology, Engineering Geology, Geotechnics, Hydrological Sciences, Environmental Geology, Natural Hazards, Geomorphology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology & Palaeontology, Geophysics & Seismology, Geodesy, Photogrammetry & Cartography, Informatics, Geoinformatics & Remote Sensing, Mining Engineering, Blasting& New Technologies, Natural Resources Energy, Resources & the Environment, Biogeosciences, Geological Heritage & Geoparks, Urban Planning, Atmospheric Sciences, Climate, Medical Geology, Occupational Safety and Health.
More information at www.mess-earth.org
The European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage − ProGEO and the national organizing committee organize The VIII International ProGEO Symposium in Reykjavik, Iceland on 8–12 September 2015. The main aim of ProGEO is to promote the conservation of Europe's geological heritage, including its rich heritage of landscape, rocks, fossils and mineral sites. The theme of the symposium will be “Geoconservation strategies in a changing world”. The aim is to define strategies that benefit and strengthen geological conservation from different angles but with a special focus on four main questions:
• How to secure integrity of geosites under threat?
• What is sustainable use of a geosite?
• Is mining and quarrying compatible with geoconservation?
• How to incorporate geological heritage in Environmental Impact Assessments?
This involves a broad basis of concepts such as geodiversity, geoconservation, geoheritage, geosite definition and selection, landscape, landforms and physical processes, local and global strategies, geoparks, international cooperation, geotourism, education and interpretation. Poster sessions will be open to presentations beyond the four main questions.
The Polish experience in relation to unconventional hydrocarbon exploration, in particular shale gas, is unique in Europe. This half-day conference will provide expert insight and analysis into this experience and how it can serve to provide valuable direction for the future of the Energy Union.
This conference is hosted by the Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PGI-NRI), under the auspices of the Polish Ministry of the Environment and supported by EuroGeoSurvey.
A conference on the cutting edge of science, management and policy to minimise effects of agriculture and land use changes on the quality of groundwater and surface waters. The LUWQ conferences are typically connecting scientists and policy makers on the topic of agricultural pollution of surface waters and groundwaters and the design and evaluation of effective mitigation measures. You are invited to submit your abstracts, and we hope to see you in Vienna in September. This conference aims at discussing the entire policy cycle for water quality improvement. The objectives are: to provide forum for exchange of scientific knowledge, research on system knowledge, modelling and uncertainty; to discuss the entire policy cycle for water quality improvement; to intensify contacts (a) between soil/water related scientists, agro related scientists, social scientists, ecological scientists and economists, and (b) between scientists, water managers and policy makers. More information at http://web.natur.cuni.cz/luwq2015/
Are you concerned with the complexity of discovering, accessing and processing big data to address environmental related challenges? Are you interested in services related to climate change, food security or marine resources conservation? The international workshop on “Data infrastructures for Environmental related Societal Challenges” to be held on 22 September 2015 in Paris will illustrate data value requirements in the specific context of developing food-, marine- and climate- services. Three keynote speeches on the climate, marine and agricultural challenges will be given respectively by Sylvie Joussaume (IPSL), Julian Barbiere (UNESCO-IOC) and Michèle Tixier Boichard (INRA). The workshop will be closed by a panel that will explore how to make an effective and coordinated use of the services provided by existing infrastructures in meeting the addressed societal challenges. The panel will also discuss the role that international initiatives, like RDA, Belmont Forum and GEO-GEOSS, can play in helping this process.
The concept of Geological Heritage initially arose in 1991 in France, following an international conference on the protection of Geological Heritage held at Digne-les-Bains. Since then several European countries have engaged in this process to raise interest and to protect geological heritage.
The aim of this conference is to review the various regional, national and international actions that have been undertaken so as to understand how European public policies approach geological heritage. Presentations may deal with national or regional scale syntheses or local examples showing various types of actions undertaken and methodological presentations illustrating the wide range of possible approaches at an international level.
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Fri25Sep2015Sun27Sep2015Europe and beyond
Every two years, the European Minerals Day (EMD) gives the opportunity to the European-wide public to explore the world of minerals. Over one week-end, quarries and plants from the minerals sector all over Europe open their doors to schools, students, families, neighbours and all those interested to discover more about an industry that affects every aspect of our lives. The EMD is initiative by the European minerals sector and its related representative organisations. During its first edition in 2007, it welcomed more than 30,000 visitors in over 100 sites in 17 European countries.
More information at http://www.mineralsday.eu
The European Commission's Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (JRC), in cooperation with the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) of the European Commission, is organising its annual conference on "Resilience".
Resilience determines capacity to successfully confront societal challenges and to adapt and overcome adversity. In an evolving global environment, resilience creates stability, which in turn promotes job creation, economic growth and environmental sustainability. The conference will kick off discussion between experts, representatives from European Institutions and Member States, stakeholders from industry as well as academia on the continuous process of building a resilient, stable, competitive and prosperous Europe.
The thematic sessions will address:
Resilient supplies: energy, food and water security; Resilience to disasters: flexibility and ability to adapt existing plans; Resilient Europe – Tackling the financial crisis
During the conference, DG JRC's Resilience Report will be launched as well as a Knowledge Centre for Disaster Risk Management.
REGISTRATION: click https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/conference/building-a-resilient-europe-in-a-globalised-world?search
The Takano International Symposium will be dedicated to the life time achievements of Prof. Cyro Takano, University of Sao Paulo. The symposium is organized on the occasion of his 2 anniversaries in the same year: His age anniversary (he becomes 75 in August 2015) and scientific anniversary (in 2015 he reaches 45 years of continuous scientific contributions. The symposium will feature papers in the following fields: Fundamentals, technology and innovations on metals and alloys processing; Raw materials and their processing; Progress on reduction; Melting and smelting; Iron and steelmaking; Ferro-alloys; Nonferrous metals; Refining; Solidification; Energy; Environment; Recycling in metallurgical industries.
Tue06Oct2015Thu08Oct2015Abu Dabhi, United Arab Emirates
Convening an international audience of 650 thought leaders from government, UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector, academia and civil society, Eye on Earth Summit 2015 will address the environmental, social and economic global data gap impeding our efforts to develop and grow sustainably.
The Summit will facilitate a dialogue among participants that will lead to a convergence of thinking on the priority actions needed to address these problems and foster collaboration among the Eye on Earth community to take the necessary action.
Through a variety of engaging plenaries, thought-provoking side events and a “souq” (marketplace) for networking sessions and exhibits, the Summit will emphasise the role of science, technology and citizen participation in addressing the following themes: Data demand, Data supply, Enabling Conditions.
ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum will take place in Accra, Ghana from 6-8th October 2015. ECOMOF is West Africa’s first and only institutionally supported regional mining and petroleum event. It was initiated by a unilateral decision from all of West Africa’s Ministers responsible for Natural Resource Development. The event is organised by the ECOWAS Commission, the Ministries of Lands & Natural Resources & Energy & Petroleum, Ghana and AME Trade Ltd.
The Eighth International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition under the motto “Technological advances in the exploration, production and supply of energy sources which will ensure global economic development “ will be held in the Solaris Resort near Šibenik from October 13 to 16, 2015. The Conference and the Exhibition are jointly organised by Croatian Association of Petroleum Engineers and Geologists (HUNIG), Scientific Council for Crude Oil and Gas of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council and Croatian Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Besides experts from Croatia and the wider region, we expect experts from respectable international oil companies in particular those which participated in the Croatian offshore and onshore licensing rounds.
‘New horizons for European and Global land monitoring’ will be organised by the European Environment Agency and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, supported by DG GROW. It is timed to mark the final stage of GMES/Copernicus initial operations of the land monitoring service (GIO land), and the move to the Copernicus operational phase. Throughout the event, the focus will be on sharing the achievements, challenges and lessons learnt from the initial operations phase, but also on looking forward to the Copernicus operational land services. The event will cover the whole range of products, from the local, pan-European and global components. It will also cover the in-situ component. In addition, ‘New horizons for European and Global land monitoring’ will focus on user engagement and the priorities for future perspectives.
EMODnet has evolved considerably since its inception in 2009. Advancing well into the second development phase (2013-2016) it is moving towards full operational stage with coverage of all European sea-basins and making available higher resolution data layers. Consortia have grown both in size and geographic coverage and EMODnet now includes more than 110 partner organisations. Increasingly, stakeholders are also becoming involved in the development of EMODnet tools and services. As we approach the end of phase II and move to the final EMODnet development phase, it is therefore timely to take stock of the progress made to date, to learn from past achievements, to exchange best practices between the thematic and regional projects and to make plans for the future. In phase III (2015-2020) partners will work towards providing a seamless, multi-resolution, digital map of the entire seabed of European waters. Providing highest resolution possible in areas that have been surveyed the map will include topography, geology, habitats and ecosystems; accompanied by timely information on physical, chemical and biological state of the overlying water column as well as oceanographic forecasts.
More information about EMODnet in general can be found on the information pages of the central portal www.emodnet.eu
Wed21Oct2015Fri23Oct2015Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The 1st Geological Congress of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be held between October 21-23, 2015 in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it is organized by the Geological Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The topics that will be discussed cover Stratigraphy, paleontology, tectonics, geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy, sedimentology, ore geology, mining geology, economical geology, geophysics, engineering geology, hydrogeology, geomechanics, geotechnics, geomorphology, geotourism, climate change, and other topics in earth sciences.
More information at http://www.geologija.ba
As the theme of the conference "Automation & Robotics" goes, the summit will focus on implementing new technologies and innovation in the mining sector of the Latin American market. The conference will be a closer look at next generation mining and its role in revolutionizing the mining industry.
- Transforming the Way we MINE / Requisites for Successful mining technology implementation / Automation in various phases of mining / Exploring the research conducted in Automation / Improved Navigation Systems / Achieving Sustainability / Application & Benefits of Robotic
This Conference will tackle the technology challenges but also the policies and regulatory framework apt to promote the recovery of metal by-products of mining and processing which are currently sub-exploited. With a focus on processing during primary production, this event aims to provide a unique opportunity to share experiences, exchange good practices and present existing examples across the whole value chain. It will bring together industry, academia and research entities excelling in the technologies to recover by-products, as well as relevant public entities and policymakers from the EU and from third countries. The two-day conference will include presentations from key international stakeholders and a poster session with networking cocktail. A specific session aimed to promote cooperation in the field of research and innovation is envisaged. For more information about the conference and the programme, please visit the Conference Secretariat website.
As the big success of the 1st and 2nd Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring, held 2011 and 2013 in Vienna, proved, Geoelectrical Monitoring has developed as one of the most innovative emerging branches in the area of applied geophysics within recent years. It is now applied to solve problems in key areas of public and political interest, like natural hazard mitigation, agriculture optimization, CO2 storage and groundwater exploration.
To foster scientific discussion and to support cooperation among the scientific groups, the Geological Survey of Austria invites to the “Third International Workshop on Geoelectrical Monitoring”, which will be held in Vienna from November 24th to November 26th, 2015. The scope of this workshop should not only be the presentation of state-of-the-art results but significant time will also be reserved for the discussion of special topics of data acquisition, processing, inversion and interpretation.
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), responsible for implementing most of Societal Challenge 5 part of H2020, has the pleasure to invite you to the Clustering & Networking meeting "Boosting synergies on EU WASTE Research and Innovation projects''. The morning session will address new views on Systemic eco-Innovation, transition thinking, Public Private cooperation & eco-design. Then, H2020 Waste coordinators will present their projects in response to several key topics such as Stakeholders engagement, Communication, Business models and Exploitation. There is planned a networking session for participants. The afternoon session will be a unique opportunity for participants to identify possible synergies with other project coordinators, EU initiatives and EU staff.
The 3rd annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials will be held on 9-10 December 2015 in Brussels, together with the Brokerage event on Horizon 2020 raw materials calls.
The annual conference presents a comprehensive overview of developments in the fields covered by the EIP, including successful Raw Materials Commitments; regional approaches and investment in raw materials; and launching the 2nd call for the EIP "Raw Materials Commitments".
The Horizon 2020 Brokerage event on the 2016 Horizon 2020 calls relevant to Raw Materials will provide networking opportunities for new initiatives and projects.
Following the adoption of the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) in September 2013, the first set of 80 commitments by over 700 companies, public agencies, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders from all over Europe was launched in 2014. These partners have all committed to contribute in one way or the other to fostering technological and non-technological innovation in Europe’s metallic, mineral and forest-based raw materials value chains.
In parallel the first specific raw materials calls of Horizon 2020 worth €140 million of EC funding were launched in 2014 and 2015.
In case of any enquiries arising, please send these to the EIP secretariat: [email protected].
Wed10Feb2016Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
The 2016 Conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Water will be held on 10th February 2016 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. It will carry the theme: "How is water innovation succeeding in Europe?"
This 3rd EIP Water conference builds up on the success of the first two conferences in 2013 and 2014 in Brussels and Barcelona, respectively. Leeuwarden’s proposal included strong institutional and private sector involvement, political buy-in, as well as synergies with ongoing EU research and innovation projects in the water sector. In December 2014, Leeuwarden had already been officially recognized as 'Innovative City' in the UN Global Compact Cities Programme; the unique structure of Leeuwarden’s WaterCampus with its close cooperation between water technology companies, knowledge centres and governments, are at the heart of Leeuwarden's participation in this UN programme. More information available at http://www.eip-water.eu/start-eipwater2016?mc_cid=9d813e1c46&mc_eid=880ff8e674
The 34th National and the 2nd International Geosciences Congress provides a forum where colleagues from different countries can present their work and discuss their ideas covering various aspects of the geosciences. You are cordially invited to participate in the symposium and your contributions will be highly appreciated.
The School of Underground Mining has for years been the largest meeting of mining engineers and the scientific community in Poland as it gathers 400-500 participants every year. The proceedings are conducted in 15-20 sessions, which distinctive theme issues usually focus on how to improve the efficiency of mining in all of its areas. One of the significant and important sessions in the year 2016 will be a plenary session dedicated to the transformation of the mining industry and its impact on change of the regions in which mining is carried out.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), which will be held in December 2015 in Paris, represents a historical moment: It aims to set up a legally binding agreement for all participating countries, including for the European Union. Although all decisions taken so far by the European Union to organise its energy market, under its “2030 Climate and Energy Framework”, go in the direction of the commitments expected in Paris - with the Union having largely paved the UN way - the EU is henceforth developing its own comprehensive energy policy and implementing its ambitious Energy Union project in this new international context.
This 2nd edition, specifically organised after the COP21 in Paris, will again bring together representatives of national and European institutions, authorities, industry, research centres, civil society and media, for public discussion and debate between the main high level political and industrial decision-makers and all the participants.
This DLR Conference aims to facilitate the discussion on the use of space-based infrastructures such as the ISS and space-based applications to support the requirements of climate protection and to identify tools and methods for a continuous monitoring process to ensure adherence to climate change agreements. The DLR Conference will bring together experts from space agencies and from UN organizations such as UNOOSA, UN-SPIDER, UNFCCC, and WMO; as well as scientists involved in climate change research from national, regional and international organizations such as the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). These experts and scientists will use the Conference to address the considerable challenges in atmospheric climate research and to identify ways in which space-based platforms such as the ISS can contribute to the provision of long-term data to be used in atmospheric models that can be used to model changes in the climate worldwide. Information regarding the scientific and social programs of the DLR Conference, registration deadlines and procedures, its venue and other relevant facts, please visit the following website: http://www.ccc2016.net/registration
Tue12Apr2016Wed13Apr2016Prague, Czech Republic
The conference will be focused on the following topics:
• Trends and new technologies in deformation monitoring and disaster management
• Mine surveying in disaster management
• New instruments and measuring techniques
• Using InSAR and radar interferometry for deformation monitoring and disaster management
• Laser scanning applications
• Remote sensing and GNSS applications
• Engineering surveys in managing natural disasters
• Deformation measurement
• Recent industrial surveying and sensing technologies and applications
• Contribution of geodesy to disaster management
• Spatial planning in post-disaster and post-conflict situations
All theoretical, methodological and conceptual reports presenting contemporary geosciences development and problems solving ideas are welcome.
Fri22Apr2016The Hague, The Netherlands
The European Resources Intelligence: Strengthen Better Information on Security of Supply of Raw Materials' is organized by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Centre of Expertise on Resources and the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). The conference will explore how Europe can further strengthen, and improve information compilation and exchange systems on raw materials with businesses, science and research institutes, as well as governments. The aim is to present a proposal for a platform that will enhance the compilation and exchange of information, on the need for, and availability of raw materials.
For more information click here
With the recent historic adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, together with a set of bold new Global Goals, the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) has an even greater role to play. UNFC is a tool that allows countries to monitor, manage and programme development of their natural resources in an optimal way and takes consideration of environmental and social issues. The UNECE Resource Classification Week 2016 offers a unique educational and networking opportunity with experts from around the world working in reserve/resource assessment, classification and reporting.
The LAC Geothermal Energy Summit 2016 scheduled May 12-13, 2016, in Santiago, Chile, has been specifically designed by industry veterans to enable solutions to these challenges where you can take advantage of: 2 full days of engagement with decision makers from the public and private sectors determining the; fate of geothermal development in the Andes mountain range; A built in English-Spanish press event on the afternoon of Day 1 to engage the local media where international support for geothermal energy’s environmental and developmental credentials can be communicated in the participant countries’ respective main daily newspapers; A full day of Investment Round Tables on Day 2 to hold in-depth discussions with key decision makers onsite, saving attendees several rounds of international travel within the region.
The Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering of RWTH Aachen University is pleased to announce the 1st International Conference on Mining in Europe which will be held from 18 – 19 May 2016 in Aachen, Germany. The key objective of the Conference is to share the latest developments on mining activities, developments and research in Europe. The global mining community faces significant challenges, ranging from technological to social, environmental and economic issues. The European mining community has confronted and solved such challenges over centuries and has thereby delivered important contributions to the use and development of our mineral resources.
Mon23May2016Thu26May2016Rotterdam, The Netherlands
EUROGI is going to held two work shops with the title Technical & Societal Challenges in Implementation of Selected Policies Seen from a GeoICT Perspective.
For last 2 year EUROGI has been going through process defining some topic areas which might be important as seen from the GeoICT perspective when setting up and implementing various policies on European and national level. Its members prioritized six of these topic areas:
• Internet of Things
• Big Data
• Linked Data
• Open data
• SME promotion
• Sustainable Urban and Regional Development
All of these topic areas have been discussed in working groups among the members and during two workshops with some other European organizations and Policy/Decision makers and collected together in six policy position papers.
The workshop will be divided into two parts "Technical" challenges (Big Data, Linked Data and Internet of Things) and "Societal" challenges (Open Data, SME Promotion, Sustainable Urban and Regional Development).
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Mon30May2016Fri03Jun2016The Hague, The Netherlands
Under the auspices of the 2016 Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU, the fourth edition of European Space Solutions is coming to The Hague. Taking place at the World Forum Convention Centre from 30 May to 3 June 2016, the major 5-day conference will bring together business and policy makers with users and developers of space-based solutions. Registration is free-of-charge but mandatory.
The Event will explore how space makes a difference to the lives, and livelihoods, of people across Europe and around the globe. Space-based services and technologies are the future of efficient, effective and sustainable services that society needs.
Participants will learn about new innovations that harness information from the European flagship space programmes, Galileo and EGNOS (satellite navigation) and Copernicus (Earth observation), and the EU's Horizon 2020 research programme, for a wide range of applications, gather insights about current developments, and discuss what is possible and needed in the future. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of new space applications and technologies, a range of dedicated focus sessions and relevant side events, networking opportunities and more.
The 9th Course on Foraminifera is designed to provide an overview of the Taxonomy, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Geological History of Benthic and Planktonic Foraminifera. This intensive course is intended for students interested in Micropalaeontology, Palaeoceanography, Palaeoecology, Climate History, Biology, and Environmental applications. The aim is to provide a primer on the study of foraminifera and examples of how foraminifera can be used as (paleo)environmental and (paleo)oceanographical proxies. We review the current classification schemes of the foraminifera, discuss their ecology and life history, review their usefulness for biostratigraphical applications, and use case studies to investigate the geological history of the group with lab and practical sessions. The entire course consists of approximately 60 hours of lectures and 60 hours of practical work.
For more information please visit the new website at http://www.isf.tmsoc.org/
This “Davos” style of conference is chaired by Philippe Varin, The World Materials Forum brings together CEO’s from large and medium-sized enterprises, including some of the largest and most innovative global companies active in the raw materials and innovative materials domain.
This year’s theme is "Materials Efficiency", how to foster a resources lean economy. We will look at raw materials that may be critical during the coming 15 years, as during that time the global middle-class will double, meaning a further boost in resources intensive consumption. We will think about the performance criteria to evaluate improvements of our critical materials efficient use plans and monitor their results. We will present the improvement perspectives offered by new digital technologies or by innovation in the materials domain as well as in packaging, housing and mobility. We will close the Forum by a "public/ private" plenary session, with a debate between industry leader and public policy makers.
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The 10th AIGE 2016 Conference and the 1st AIGE/IIETA International Conference on "Energy Conversion, Management, Recovery, Saving, Storage and Renewable Systems" is organized under the auspices of the AIGE and IIETA with the aim of providing technical information to their members and to the scientific and industrial community at large. The joint Conferences have as their aim to create a binding platform for researchers from universities, research institutions and industries involved in the organization as well as students to network, learn more and share their knowledge. They will pursue the goal of providing a forum for the exposure and the exchange of technical information. The joint Conferences will give the opportunity to discuss the state of the art and to present experimental, analytical and numerical results in Energy Conversion Systems, in the Energy Management with reference to Economic and Thermodynamics, in Energy Recovery Systems, in Energy Saving Techniques, Energy Storage Systems and Renewable Systems with a particular attention to the Environment.
Abstracts submission deadline 1st March, 2016
Groundwater is a crucial resource, as the basis of natural habitats, drinking water supply and irrigation. The goal is to attain sustainable groundwater management. The proposed topics of the Conference will virtually cover all of the scientific and technical knowledge in this field. The Conference is also expected to address very important issues and solutions relating to groundwater management. The Conference will be the third IWA conference to be held in Belgrade (2007, 2011 and 2016), and will thus become traditional. It will also be held under the auspices of UNESCO - IHP, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, IAH, the Serbian Water Pollution Control Society, and IAWD, and organized by the WSDAC Center and Jaroslav Černi Institute for the Development of Water Resources. We trust that this Conference, similar to the previous two, will be a significant contributor to improved groundwater management and the advancement of science in this field.
The Landslides risk has strongly increased over the last decade, mainly because of ever growing population and relevant bigger exposure. Other natural hazards, such as storms, earthquakes and volcanism, may act as landslide triggers in some areas. These will be the main topics of the next ISL that will take place in Napoli in June 2016. These themes will be viewed using the classic approach of the modern science, i.e. moving from experience to practice through theory. Diverse events will fill the meeting: special lectures delivered by renowned academics and professionals, a “Young Session”, a Round-robin, a prize for the best paper recently published in scientific journals, and a prize for the best symposium paper. Cultural events, post-symposium technical trips and further surprises will come along.
Launch of the first European Geological Data Infrastructure
The European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI) first version will be officially launched at a special Event on the 14th June 2016 in Brussels from 9:00 to 12:00.
EGDI will provide access to Pan-European and national geological datasets and services from the Geological Survey Organizations of Europe.
EGDI will build on the concepts described in the EU co-funded EGDI-Scope project (2012-2014). It will facilitate continuity and sustainability of past EU projects by coordinating, collecting and archiving high quality data from geoscience disciplines making them available in the long term.
The launch of EGDI is one of the three pillars of EuroGeoSurveys strategy towards establishing a European Geological Service. This EGDI will form the backbone for delivering multinational, distributed, derived spatial and temporal datasets, in line with INSPIRE and other international standards.
REGISTRATION TO THE EVENT IS NOW OPEN UNTIL 25TH MAY!
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STONCHANGE 2016 (“Stone Sector and Changing Trends”) an international conference that wishes to bring, into the famous world marble hub of Carrara, the private sector and Institutional stakeholders of the Dimension Stone Industry, to discuss about the Sector Changing Trends and how taking advantage of the existing opportunities for a sustainable development.STONECHANGE 2016 is intended as a key initial “turning point” for the modernization of the EU stone sector on a global view. Then, the aim of STONECHANGE 2016, among others, meets most of the objectives of European Innovation Partnership EU Program for raw materials. More info at http://www.stonechange2016.com/
Tue28Jun2016Thu30Jun2016Chania, Crete Island, Greece
With this new Conference we aim to bring under one roof specialists from the academia and industry on earthquake engineering, landslides, floods, tsunamis and hurricanes as we have witnessed several times in recent years, our civil infrastructure is exposed to one or several of these threats and it is us, engineers, who mainly undertake the task of designing against them to minimize the risk and reduce fatalities.
This conference gives us all the opportunity to not only state our case in our own specialty but also to watch and listen how our “scientific neighbors” are coping with in their fields of expertise; this is the essence of cross-fertilization of knowledge. To achieve this goal, our conference will include excellent keynote lectures, special and theme sessions as well as 5-in-5 presentations in what we hope to be a most lively event encouraging discussion on challenging topics.
Tue28Jun2016Thu07Jul2016Albena Resort, Bulgaria
The International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConferences SGEM bring together researchers, educators and practitioners representing research and educational institutions, companies, government agencies and consulting organizations from all over the world to exchange ideas, to define the research priorities in the fields of geosciences. Our overall objective is to propose potential solutions of problems related to the global changes, to contribute to the integration of environmental consideration into the decision-making process - hoping to ensure that present consumption will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
More Information available at http://www.sgem.org/
The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary is organizing a workshop in July 2016 in cooperation with the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). The workshop focuses on Geospatial Technologies and Remote Sensing for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This workshop provides a timely opportunity to get updated on the latest advances in geospatial technologies and remote sensing, and their application to the monitoring of SDGs. These technologies can be applied to many of the 17 SDGs. For further information on the workshop and application procedures, please visit: http://isepei.org/geospatial-2016 or contact info [at] isepei.org. Limited financial support is available for applicants from developing countries.
The workshop has two tracks:
Track 1: Geospatial Technologies (July 4-8)
Track 2: Remote Sensing (July 4-9)
The workshop will highlight recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and how they are empowering both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response. The program will cover a number of themes, including ICTs for DRR, innovations in climate risk management (CRM) and disaster preparedness and response, smart cities, and integration of relevant innovative solutions into sectoral and municipal development. A range of technologies will be presented including remote sensing, GIS, big data, citizen science, mobile technologies, data portals, and more.
This joint UNDP and Central European University (CEU) workshop will combine regional UNDP experience, ICT industry expertise, and accumulated first-hand knowledge from a global network of organizations, offering both theoretical and practical skills in disaster risk reduction, monitoring, and recovery.
For further information on the workshop and application procedures, please visit: http://isepei.org/innovations-drr-2016 and http://summer.ceu.edu/disaster-2016.
EUROSOIL 2016 will be a unique opportunity to provide an outstanding setting for all participants including young soil scientists, researchers, technical and Professional operators, company representatives and policy makers to share their projects, scientific experiences, innovations and ideas about soil science. The choice of the keynote and invited speakers who will be chosen from not only Europe but all continents of our globe will set high standard and new visions in the field of soil science. Sessions covering all aspects of soil science and social and cultural events will help culminate the success of the Congress. One of the most important aspects of the Istanbul congress is the “Young Soil Scientists Forum” in the Congress Progamme. We hope the young soil scientists will draft a declaration that can be published for the future of world soil science. We are looking forward to welcoming participants from all over the world to Istanbul and together we will make this congress an unforgettable scientific event.
The main theme of the conference is: Stimulating and Analysing the changes of Earth & Climate-ICESCC.
Conference Highlights: History of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Natural changes and hazards in view of Geology and Geophysics - Environmental Changes on the Regional to Global Dimension - Solar Variability and Responses on the Terrestrial System - Extreme Weather and Monsoonal Variability - Technologies and Applications of Earth Science - Environmental Management and Geoethics - Environmental pollutions and its effects - Marine Environment Pollution and Marine Life - Tsunami Hazard in the Indian Ocean - Threats on the Global and Local Ecosystems - Climate Change Policy and Practice - Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change - Climate Change and Sustainable Development
The joint international conference of International Symposium on Environment and Health 2016 and Geoinformatics 2016 provides a historical opportunity for international experts working in several closely related areas of environment, health, geographical information system (GIS) and agriculture, to meet and share the latest understanding of the ever growing challenges between human and our changing environment. As a joint conference, delegates are allowed and encouraged to attend any sessions of both conferences and to extend their academic networks, while the two conferences are organised separately. This novel approach of conference organisation maintains the traditional identities of both conference series while provides a new opportunity of networking for all delegates.
This year’s FOSS4G theme, “Building bridges”, will bring together all geospatial users, developers and supporters, from professionals to absolute beginners, from business representatives to university teachers, from non-profit organizations to public institutions representatives. Furthermore, this year, FOSS4G will build bridges between geo-related communities. The traditional FOSS4G topics will be enhanced with four key streams: Land Information, Disaster Management, Remote Sensing and Open Data. The call for submissions will close on 21 March 2016. You can submit a presentation, a scientific paper, a poster, a map or a workshop. http://2016.foss4g.org
The First Vision Zero Europe Conference is a new approach to strengthen safety and health at work in mining, quarries, aggregates & cement industries.
The conference will focus on the new vision zero prevention strategy of the ISSA and it's 7 golden rules for successful implemantation and economical effective prevention in enterprises. By that a new leaf in safety and health in mining and other high risk industries will be turned over.
For more information, please visit the website.
This workshop aims to gather colleagues from several Member-States to exchange knowledge between interested parties on best practices in the planning process for Integrated Water Resources Management, focusing on groundwater. This workshop is a continuation of the previous peer reviews missions.
The workshop will deal more particularly with following aspects of groundwater management, organised in 3 sessions:
- Characterisation and classification of groundwater bodies (groundwater body delineation, quantitative and chemical assessment methodologies, trends evaluation and analysis, groundwater dependent ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems interaction with surface water)
- Management of quantitative and chemical monitoring networks (reviewing of groundwater monitoring networks, data management, screening programmes, grouping monitoring points, monitoring of groundwater bodies at risk)
- Programme of measures for groundwater bodies (groundwater protection, groundwater remediation, groundwater abstraction management)
The results of the four peer review missions dealing with these topics will be synthetized and participants are invited to describe the situation encountered in their countries as well cases study related to these topics.
Conclusions will be drawn in the form of lessons learnt from the peer review practitioners’ network, and from the presented study cases. Specific recommendations from the workshop will also be produced.
The European Commission is organising the first Blue Economy Business and Science Forum in Hamburg on 12 and 13 September.
Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Commissioner Carlos Moedas, responsible for Research, Science and Innovation will deliver keynote speeches at the opening together with other high level representatives of governments, industry, finance and science.The Commission Communication on "Innovation in the Blue Economy" proposed a Blue Economy Business and Science Forum, a platform for business, science, finance and policy representatives to identify bottlenecks and explore opportunities for innovation in the Blue Economy that could contribute to growth.
This Summit will gather together around 200 blue economy stakeholders who will be able to propose solutions for boosting the European competitiveness in marine and maritime technologies, increasing collaboration between science and industrial sectors, demonstrating the value of innovative technologies, scaling them up and bringing them to the market. They will also examine solutions for clearing bottlenecks that hinder the commercialisation of innovative blue technologies in the EU. Making investments in the marine environment is costly, therefore access to finance is crucial. Participants will also analyse how the new Commission proposal on the European Innovation Council could provide opportunities for Blue Economy entrepreneurs and innovators.
The Sanitary Engineering Laboratory (www.eyt.gr) of the National Technical University of Athens www.ntua.gr) together with the Hellenic Water Association (www.hwa.gr) are delighted to host the 13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems (SWWS) together with the 5th IWA Specialized Conference on Resources-Oriented Sanitation (ROS). The Conference will bring together researchers, engineers, water practitioners from academia, industry, water utilities, public authorities and administration to exchange know how and experiences. Within the Conference knowledge and expertise will be disseminated on innovative systems, technologies and processes which are/can be applied at small and decentralized regions for the management of water and wastewater.The whole water supply chain is considered from water abstraction to treated wastewater disposal and reuse. Furthermore, resource oriented sanitation as a route to sustainable and ecologically sound sanitation will be discussed. http://www.swws2016.gr/
After the highly successful EGC 2013 in Pisa, it is time to convene again and to take stock of the current deployment of geothermal energy in Europe, of the knowledge and experience gathered, of the potential still to unlock. EGC 2016 also will provide a stage to present and discuss new developments in science, technology, industry, and policy of geothermal energy on our continent. The organisers of the European Geothermal Congress 2016 request the submission of abstracts for papers concerning all areas of geothermal energy use, from very shallow systems to deep drilling and high-enthalpy fields. Both the technological and the social-economic side will be covered. The programme will be divided into three basic threads or “streams”, using the practices and standards appropriate to each respective target group. This is an unique opportunity to look outside your own normal sphere or interest and learn about the work of those in other fields, all connected by the desire to give geothermal energy the spot on the energy landscape it deserves!
The conference theme is all about multidisciplinary collaboration, and a recent trend is the general convergence of research in geomatics (spatial science), visualisation, computer vision and graphics, as well as virtual and augmented reality, which are filtering into geoscience applications to give new and exciting analysis possibilities.
Thu22Sep2016Sat24Sep2016Ougadougou, Burkina Faso
The mining sector: challenges and opportunities for the sustainable socio-economic development of Burkina Faso.
To register please download the registration form.
2016 is a very special year for the International Association of Hydrogeologists as we reach the major milestone of the 60th anniversary of our founding in 1956. From small beginnings, IAH has grown into a truly worldwide scientific and professional association with just over 4100 members in 125 countries and 40 national chapters, fourteen scientific commissions and networks, a high quality journal, well-established book series and a programme of international scientific congresses, of which this one in Montpellier is the 43rd. Our 60th anniversary again offers ample opportunities to reflect, take stock and to assess the current state of hydrogeology within societies worldwide. Increasing challenges and contributions of hydrogeologists to society will be a central topic at the conference in Montpellier. We welcome active participations of hydrogeologists and experts of related fields from all over the world.
Over the past decades the European Union has put in place a broad range of environmental legislation to protect, preserve and improve Europe's environment for present and future generations. However, many challenges persist and these must be tackled together in a structured way.
The 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP), guiding European environment policy until 2020, identifies the priority areas where more action is needed and ascertains INSPIRE as one of the instruments of the enabling framework to meet these goals.
INSPIRE is about efficiently sharing digital spatial data related to the environment between public authorities at all levels of government, across borders and with the public at large. Such requires effective coordination between all authorities involved and a high degree of legal and technical interoperability, which is also pursued in the context of the EU Digital Single Market. The INSPIRE Conference 2016 aims to show how the implementation of INSPIRE contributes to the European Interoperability Framework and the EU's digital economy in general.
Primary and secondary Raw Materials are essential to Europe’s economy and growth. The Minerals Intelligence Capacity Analysis (MICA) Project responds to the need to build a Raw Materials Knowledge Base at EU level, contributing to past and ongoing efforts by several EU projects and as part of the transitional phase towards this goal. The MICA Partners will gather for the first General Meeting to be held in Brussels on the 27-29 September 2016. The overall objective of MICA is to provide stakeholders with the best possible information, in a seamless and flexible way using an ontology-based platform, the European Union Raw Materials Intelligence Capacity Platform (EU-RMICP). To reach this ambitious goal, MICA brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts, from natural and technical to social sciences, to ensure that the raw materials intelligence is collected, stored and made accessible according to stakeholders needs.
The Forum is held in Russia since 2005 and considered as one of the most important and authoritative events on Mining and Exploration in Russia and the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.
Organised ‘under the main theme “Russian mining industry – new sources of growth” MINEX Russia 2016 Forum will provide an industry-wide discussion on Russia’s mining industry growth scenarios and its ability to renew mineral resource base, develop infrastructure, train personnel and introduce more efficient solutions to reduce the costs and improve efficiency.
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The 1st International Symposium on Water Rock Interaction (WRI-1) was convened during 1974 in Prague (Czech Republic), with the Colleague Tomas Paces as Secretary General, and was the “engine” to promote the development of an “easy-going” Symposium format attracting students and the leading geochemists, geologists, hydrogeologists and other Earth and Planetary scientists from many developed and developing countries to exchange ideas on a broad field of science. Forty-two years later, the proposed destination and the facilities currently available and those to be developed prior to the start of WRI-15 will provide one of the richest environments that the Water-Rock Interaction Scientific Community will ever have experienced - people -friendly “water and rock places” that you will never forget. The focus on new developments and new perspectives on this R&D field will be the main objectives of this Event.
Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people in Europe. Insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990 and flood management in Europe is changing with a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management.
FLOODrisk 2016 will explore research advances in flood risk analysis and innovations in flood risk management practice. The conference will consider all aspects of flood risk and will cover the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measures. FLOODrisk 2016 is also supported by the Flood Risk Management Research Consortium.Please find out more information on the website.
Within the context created by the European Commission “Blueprint”, the meeting will be organized around a preparatory workshop and 4 roundtables in plenary sessions dealing with the updated issues of the field Implementation of the WFD and other European Water Directives.
The preliminary workshop on “Circular Economy and Wastewater Reuse” will take place on 19 October in the afternoon: it aims to exchange and compare the practices and experiments used by the various Member States and Basin Organizations for recovering and re-using wastewater under the Basin Management Plans and the objectives of the Water Framework Directive. In addition, it will enable to promote good practices and meet the needs for strategy guidelines to be used to integrate the principles of the circular economy into the Programmes of Measures in the basins.
Please find out more information on the website.
Mon24Oct2016Tue25Oct2016Vilnius University, Lithuania
This Geosciences Technology Workshop is the first event, hosted by AAPG Europe, to be held in Lithuania. The workshop will be based around the theme: “Hydrocarbon Exploration in Lithuania and The Baltic Region” and will cover everything from European basin modelling to carbonate sedimentology to offshore developments in the Baltic Sea. Taking place over two full days, we aim to bring together professionals from Industry and Academia to analyse, discuss and launch perspectives for increased exploration in this attractive region.
This European User Workshop will address discussions about cross-border cooperation in Europe to establish a Supra-National Ground Motion Service within the Copernicus Program. The user workshop is directed to the following key groups: EU-Commission, ESA, EGS-EOEG, Copernicus User representatives, SMEs, representatives from administration and research and other stakeholders.
The workshop is free, please register until October 24, 2016 via email.
The conference is open to fundamental and applied research, lessons-learnt from both successes and failures in marine management, and innovative measurement and data handling concepts from within and beyond the North Sea.The conference will equally cover biodiversity and physico-chemical environmental aspects of the North Sea.
The conference will make use of innovative formats, encouraging other types of presentations than traditional powerpoints and promoting participatory methodologies stimulating effective dialogue amongst participants.
Come and join us for a unique science-policy-society trialogue on the North Sea!
This conference is expected to bring together a large number of Gondwana researches and experts and will provide a platform for exchange of scientific ideas, collaborative researches and for the dissemination current insights in to the evolution of Gondwana. Besides the conference will address a wide range of topics related to tectonics, stratigraphy, fossils and sedimentary facies; the palaeomagnetic, radiometric, geochemical, isotopic, mineralogical and sea level data have let to a significant increase in our understanding of the Gondwana assemble and breakup, the patterns and causes of Permo-Triassic extinctions and the climate during Gondwana period. That are we all do for "Puzzling out Gondwana".
To register send an email to:[email protected]
Geographical Information System (GIS) technology is supporting policy making and its successful implementation across the EU. This event is a unique opportunity to share experiences and best practices in applying GIS to, for example, the challenge of building safer and more secure communities across Europe, and transforming Copernicus data into valuable information.
Through a plenary session and targeted breakouts, participants will have the opportunity to network with their peers, and learn how GIS is transforming policy making and enabling its successful implementation to deliver: economic growth, stewardship of the environment, improve security for the citizens of Europe.
Please find more information on the website.
The conferences will feature over 80 national and international experts who will speak on the three major topics: resilience, governance and financing, generating ideas, practical improvements and a strategic vision of the sector to tackle these future challenges, bearing in mind both the regulatory framework and sustainability requirements.
Please find out more information on the website.
This conference aims to provide space for discussion, knowledge exchange among experts from government/non-government organizations, public and private sector, praxis, science and academic sector. The issues to be discussed are legislation strategies, policies, research methodologies, risks analysis, as well as awareness about importance of mineral resources and their influence to environment. The key topics covered will be: Mineral resources in Europe. (1. Raw materials as a social value – Recognizing the importance of mineral resources for national economy, 2. Social licence to operate – How to evolve mining without conflict with society, 3.Best Practice- Mining's contribution to economic growth and community development in Europe) and Environment impact (1.Rehabilitation and reclamation, mining and environment – a win-win situation, 2.Biodiversity – enhancement of ecosystems in post-rehabilitation processes, 3. Secondary raw materials – recycling).
Mon21Nov2016Tue22Nov2016Bratislava, Slovak Republic
The International Conference Sustainability of Mineral Resources and the Environment will be held during the Slovak 2016 Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 21 – 22 November 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The conference venue is the historical building of the Slovak National Council, Župné námestie 12 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
This will be a unique opportunity to provide a perfect setting for all participants including scientists, researchers, company representatives and policy makers to share their projects and ideas about sustainability of mineral resources in European Union countries and its environmental impacts.
We are looking forward to making the conference an unforgettable scientific and social event together.
For more information about the conference, you can visit the conference website.
Tue22Nov2016Thu24Nov2016Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The conference will bring together a guest list of Their Excellencies Arab Ministers of mineral resources sector, representatives of the mining and industry ministries, Arab and foreign institutions, bodies and companies, in addition to the relevant Arab and international organizations, associations and scientific research centers.
For further information, please visit the conference's website.
The Colloquium will be conducted at the International Conference Center, University of Ibadan, Nigeria from the 23rd to 27th November 2016. The CAG26 will be organized by the Nigeria Mining and Geosciences Society in cooperation with governmental and non‐governmental organizations under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf).
The theme of the conference is "Unlocking Earth Science Potentials for Sustainable Development of Africa".
This event is actively supported by all the main Geosciences Institutions, Associations and Societies in the Country. These are the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH), Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorers NAPE and Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME), The Department of Geology, University of Ibadan, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency and others.
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On 28 November 2016 in London MINEX Forum will organise major Eurasian mining investment conference entitled “Mining prospects in Europe, Russia and Central Asia”, bringing together mining companies, buy-side investors, financiers and industry experts.
Organised in London since 2012 the MINEX Eurasia conference is committed to promoting mining projects and delivering quality information and analysis on mining investment and business landscape across Eurasian continent in the context of today’s dynamic global economy.
- With the addition of the European mining session to the conference agenda, experts from mining companies, governments, consulting and investment backgrounds will discuss the key trends, constraints and opportunities in three geographical areas: Continental Europe, Russia and Central Asia.
- The Conference will also provide a platform where companies will be able to introduce exciting mining projects.
- Breaks, luncheon and post-conference drinks will offer networking opportunities.
For participation options and further information please click here.
The Raw Materials Week is centred around a series of events organised by the European Commission addressing the latest news regarding raw materials in the EU:
- 29 November: "6th EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Raw Materials" (on invitation only)
- 30 November (morning): "Education and training as a vehicle to improve competitiveness and business creation", a half day event co-organized with the EIT Raw Materials.
- 30 November (afternoon): "Horizon 2020 Brokerage event"
- 1 December: "4th annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials".
Further details about the event will be published shortly on the website.
The EuroGeoSurveys Raw Materials Week Workshop aims to bring together the major organisations, networks, ongoing initiatives and projects, in order to build and maintain ties between the numerous activities, to increase coordination of actions and limit possible duplications.
The meeting will have an open format, allowing all participants to share information about their projects and learn from each other – it will allow us to discover where synergies could be exploited between projects and where cooperation or better coordination might be useful in future activities.
For more information please contact EGS Secretariat [email protected]
Wed30Nov2016Fri02Dec2016Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The role of Maritime Clusters in advancing sustainable development will be a special feature of the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) - the annual gathering of the global ocean business community, taking place this year in Rotterdam, 30 Nov-2 Dec.
Maritime clusters can be engines for developing innovation, technology, solutions and business opportunities – all of which can (and increasingly are) helping tackle the sustainable development challenges and opportunities of the ocean business community.
At the SOS 2016, the focus on Maritime Clusters will include:
• A plenary presentation by Francis Vallat (CEO, European Network of Maritime Clusters) on “The Role and Value of Maritime Clusters for Sustainable Development”.
• A parallel session on Maritime Clusters, with a panel of Maritime Cluster leaders.
• A Maritime Cluster Roundtable/Forum to bring together Maritime Cluster leaders from around the world in their own gathering.
Go to www.sustainableoceansummit.org to Register for the SOS 2016, Submit an Abstract, and become an SOS 2016 Sponsor, Endorser or Media Partner
Wed07Dec2016Fri09Dec2016Arup, London, United Kingdom
The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) is pleased to announce the Second Call for Papers for it's 27th Annual Conference focusing on a wide range of remote sensing applications, tools, latest innovations and developments.
Abstracts are welcome on a wide range of remote sensing themes, including:
- Technological advances: sensors, platforms, processing and analytical methods
- Latest developments in:
• Civil Engineering
• Oil and Gas
• Mineral Exploration
• Geological applications (geological mapping, lithological classification,
• Geomorphology and Geohazards (e.g. landslides, flooding, volcanic hazards)
• Terrain, Bathymetry and Elevation models
• Classification, multi-temporal analysis and modelling
- Planetary Science & comparative geomorphology
- Hyperspectral & Multispectral; Radar/InSAR; Optical & High resolution
The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) is a spectral interest group of the Geological Society (GeolSoc) and the remote Sensing Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) formed in 1989.
Further information, sponsorship opportunities and logistics to be announced soon on the website.
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]
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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
Sat16Jun2018Thu21Jun2018Vancouver, BC, Canada
The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) representing over 1 million earth scientists and 120 countries around the world is endorsing its first inter-congress international conference in Canada in June 2018. Vancouver will play host to this inaugural event entitled “Resources for Future Generations”. Representing some 25,000 earth scientists in Canada, this conference is being organized and delivered by four key Canadian partners – the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Geological Association of Canada (GAC), the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) and the Canadian Federation of Earth Scientists (CFES).
The aim of this event is to address and discuss issues surrounding importance, availability and access to energy, minerals and water, from the perspective of the Earth as these resources relate to the good of all people around the world.
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IAH Korean National Chapter (IAH-KNC) and Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) are honored to host the 45th IAH Annual Congress in Daejeon, Korea. The meeting theme is "Groundwater and Life: Moving Science and Technology into Action". Groundwater is essential element for life, contributing to the very survival of humans and all other forms of life on the earth. The meeting will offer an opportunity to alert people groundwater as an essential element for prolonging lives and conserving ecosystems. It especially focuses on how to call groundwater science, technology, and policy-making to action for the realization of equality in water rights to ensure that people enjoy sufficient, safe, and affordable water regardless of where they are born, where they live, or who they are.
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