• Mon
    Palais Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

    Unimpeded production and supply of energy and raw materials underpins the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Resource management experts, including representatives from government institutions, international organizations, industry, professional societies, associations, civil society and academia, will gather in Geneva to discuss the development and application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) and the United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS). UNFC and UNRMS, which accommodate environmental and social considerations, provide a unique model for the sustainable management of renewable energy, mineral, petroleum, nuclear fuel and anthropogenic resources, as well as injection projects. Groundwater resources are now also being addressed.

    UNFC and UNRMS offer a framework for efficient policy formulation, national resource management, industrial processes innovation and capital allocation. The tenth annual session of the Expert Group on Resource Classification* will feature progress on development and implementation of UNFC and UNRMS, including:

    1. Concept and design of UNRMS
    2. Updates to UNFC
    3. Development of specifications for renewable energy, minerals and petroleum resources
    4. Case studies and application examples
    5. Progress on initiatives to adopt UNFC and UNRMS in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Eurasia and Asia-Pacific.

    The draft agenda and other documents for the meeting will be posted to the UNECE website over the coming weeks. Additional information regarding the Week, including how to register, or if you need a personalized letter of invitation and/or visa support letter, is provided below.


    Please Register Online. No other method of registration is possible. If you have problems registering please contact:[email protected]. There is no registration fee to participate in any of the events during the Week.

  • Tue
    Berne, Switzerland

    To continue the tradition of European workshops on 3D geological modelling that took place in the past years, the Swiss Geological Survey cordially invites you to join the community between May 21st  – 24th 2019 in Berne – Switzerland.

    The mistakes we make in the subsurface today can hardly be corrected in the future. The meeting is inspired by the emerging role of 3D geological modelling with respect to spatial planning in the underground. Besides the benefits of 3D geological modelling for society, the meeting shall also address case studies, advances in research and software development, trends, data dissemination, data infrastructure, application in resource management and demos related to the main topic. It focus on European GSOs, their needs, practical solutions and open knowledge exchange. However, exchange with academia and industry is much appreciated.

    We offer four conference blocks (slots for 30 talks of 15 min each, poster sessions and two break-out sessions), accompanied by two excursions and two social events - surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the city of Berne.

    Click here to check the attached First circular file for more detailed information. The call for abstracts will be sent out early next year.

    If you are interested in the meeting and plan to attend, we kindly ask you to pre-register (non-binding) in order to facilitate the planning of the meeting in the following link

    Please, do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions.