Events

  • Fri
    19
    Feb
    2021
    11:00 am

    New critical mineral deposits are required to secure the supply of natural resources that are used in today’s advanced technologies. The discovery and sustainable development of these new deposits represents a global chal­lenge. Governments and international geological survey organizations are responding by improved multinational cooperation, data sharing, and through investments in geoscientific research. This Critical Minerals Forum brings together representatives from multiple geological surveys organizations to provide an update on the latest geoscience results and to discuss future critical mineral research.

    Presentations will focus on advanced mineral system models that are appli­cable to critical minerals and new methods for modelling mineral potential in buried, remote, and/or other challenging mineral exploration settings. Both of these research themes are included within the new Critical Mineral Mapping Initiative that is being conducted between the Geological Survey of Canada, Geoscience Australia, and the United States Geological Survey. Global efforts to expand this collaboration, including the development of an online geo­chemical portal for critical mineral deposits, will be discussed as part of this special session and is open to further contributions, research, and analysis.

    Format

    The Critical Minerals Forum will be hosted as a set of three regional sessions (Americas, Europe and Africa, and Asia and Oceania). Each regional forum will feature lectures from science policy experts and geoscientists during a live plenary and moderated discussion session with attendees. All pre-recorded science and policy presentations will be made available on­line the Monday prior to the corresponding live plenary and discussion sessions. The pre-recorded science and policy presentations will also be aired live prior to the corresponding plenary and discussion session.

    All plenary and discussion sessions will be conducted in English with live captioning in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Modern Chinese, and Hindi.

    Please contact Christopher Lawley at [email protected] with any questions about this webinar series.

    For more information on the event, please view and download the event's flyer.

    Sessions

    Americas - 12 February 2021
    The role of geological survey organizations to advance critical mineral research: Register

    Pre-recorded presentations live stream: 11.00 - 13.00 EST
    (Presentations will be available online on 08 February)

    Live plenary and discussion: 13.00 - 14.30 EST
    10.00 (Vancouver) * 13.00 (Toronto, Lima, New York) * 18.00 (London) * 19.00 (Paris, Lagos) * 20.00 (Johannesburg) * 21.00 (Nairobi) * 23.30 (Mumbai)
    13 February 2021: 00.00 (Dhaka) * 02.00 (Beijing) * 03.00 (Tokyo) * 05.00 (Sydney)

    Moderated by Geoff Plumlee, United States Geological Survey, USA

    Presenters

    • Warren Day and Anne McCafferty (plenary speakers), United States Geological Survey, USA
    • Geneviève Marquis, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
    • Jean-Yves Labbé, Québec Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles, Canada
    • Natalia Amezcua, Servicio Geológico Mexicano, Mexico
    • Felipe Espinoza, Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería, Chile
    • Felipe Mattos Tavares, Serviço Geológico do Brasil, Brazil

    Europe and Africa - 19 February 2021
    The past, present, and future directions of critical mineral research: Register

    Live plenary and discussion: 13.00 - 14.30 CET
    04.00 (Vancouver) * 07.00 (Toronto, Lima, New York) * 12.00 (London) * 13.00 (Paris, Lagos) * 14.00 (Johannesburg) * 15.00 (Nairobi) * 17.30 (Mumbai) * 18.00 (Dhaka) * 20.00 (Beijing) * 21.00 (Tokyo) * 23.00 (Sydney)

    Moderated by Geneviève Marquis, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada

    Presenters

    • Daniel de Oliveira and Javier González Sanz (plenary speakers), Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia and Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Portugal and Spain
    • Saku Vuori, Geologian Tutkimuskeskus, Finland
    • Kathryn Goodenough, British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
    • Blandine Gourcerol, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, France
    • Håvard Gautneb & Janja Knežević Solberg, Norges Geologiske Undersøkelse, Norway
    • Lesego Peter, Botswana Geoscience Institute, Botswana
    • Taufeeq Dhansay, Council for Geoscience, South Africa

    Asia and Oceania - 26 February 2021
    Geoscience to support critical mineral discovery: Register

    Pre-recorded presentations live stream: 11.00 - 13.00 AWST
    (Presentations will be available online on 22 February)

    Live plenary and discussion: 13.00 - 14.30 AWST
    00.00 (Toronto, Lima, New York) * 05.00 (London) * 06.00 (Paris, Lagos) * 07.00 (Johannesburg) * 08.00 (Nairobi) * 10.30 (Mumbai) * 11.00 (Dhaka) * 13.00 (Beijing) * 14.00 (Tokyo) * 16.00 (Sydney)
    25 February 2021: 21.00 (Vancouver)

    Moderated by Marina Costelloe, Geoscience Australia, Australia

    Presenters

    • Karol Czarnota (plenary speaker), Geoscience Australia, Australia
    • Young Joo, Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia, Thailand
    • Seong-Jun Cho, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, South Korea
    • Regine Morgenstern and Rose Turnbull, GNS, New Zealand
    • Helen Degeling, Geological Survey of Queensland, Australia

    For more information about the event, please visit the website.

  • Mon
    22
    Feb
    2021
    Fri
    26
    Feb
    2021
    Nairobi, Kenya

    The United Nations Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, with a universal membership of all 193 Member States. The Assembly meets biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law. Through its ministerial declaration and resolutions, the Assembly provides leadership, catalyzes intergovernmental action on the environment, and contributes to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN Environment Assembly is also the governing body of the UN Environment Programme. It has had four sessions starting in 2014, and was preceded by the Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme, which was composed of 58 member States. The next meeting of the Assembly (UNEA 5) takes place on 22-26 February 2021.

    For more information, please visit: https://environmentassembly.unenvironment.org/.

  • Mon
    01
    Mar
    2021
    Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021

    The 2020 “ocean super year”, of a series of major conferences and events, was disrupted by the pandemic. In 2021 it will therefore be an even more urgent move from theory to action. The 8th annual edition, now a fully virtual event, will aim to change the way business is done in the ocean, shaping and accelerating how governments, businesses, and civil society work together to create a sustainable blue economy. The virtual week offers the opportunity to access five days of highly curated content and the chance to make meaningful connections no matter where you are in the world.

    We continue the focus on high-level conversation and policymaking in plenary sessions as well as industry focus in six dedicated tracks: aquaculture, fishing, energy, plastics, shipping, and tourism. In addition, participants will be able to engage across sectors to explore the role the ocean plays in tackling climate change, enhancing biodiversity, protecting coastal communities, and restoring ecosystems. The role of finance is central to the summit and features across every track. We will provide a platform to plan—and then to act. The World Ocean Summit Virtual Week remains the leading forum for everyone seeking the balance between protecting the ocean and fostering economic growth.

    For more information, please visit: https://events.economist.com/world-ocean-summit/.

  • Mon
    08
    Mar
    2021
    Thu
    11
    Mar
    2021
    Online

    Toronto, Canada

    The World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention (PDAC) is the leading convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration. This year will be held virtually for the first time in its 89-year history from March 8-11. As the world’s number one mining and investment show, PDAC 2021 will offer unparalleled access to targeted contacts, while helping to strengthen ties with new and existing partners. For more information, please visit www.pdac.ca/convention.

    Information about fees and registration are available here.

    For more details visit the PDAC website.

  • Mon
    19
    Apr
    2021
    Fri
    30
    Apr
    2021
    Online

    From 19-30 April 2021, The EGU General Assembly 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 geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you at its General Assembly.. It is the largest geosciences meeting in Europe, which brings together thousands of geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. It provides an opportunity for science communicators to talk to researchers, learn about new developments and find out about the latest discoveries in a variety of areas, such as climate, space and planetary science missions, natural disasters, and plastic pollution.

    Registration: open

    Visit the website for more details: www.egu21.eu

  • Mon
    26
    Apr
    2021
    Fri
    30
    Apr
    2021
    15:00 – 17:00Online

    The UNECE Resource Management Week 2021 will take place at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland and online from 26–30 April 2021. The Week will showcase outstanding results in the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) worldwide and global commitment to the United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS). UNFC and UNRMS under development by the Expert Group provide essential tools for applying sustainability principles and hence transforming resource management in a way that leaves everyone (and the planet!) better off.

    You are invited to join the Week, participate in the discussions and learn how sustainability principles can contribute to policy formulation, national resource management and financial reporting. The Week will comprise a number of sessions via the Interprefy platform with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Russian. Other sessions will be in English only via Webex. Subject to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time, participation will be possible in person in Geneva. Registration is mandatory whether participating in person or online. All registered participants will be provided with connection details closer to the event.

    Government policymakers, industry leaders, investment managers and civil society organizations are working to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to accelerate decarbonization of society. Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require secure and sustainable supply of natural resources, but the production and use of those natural resources should not undermine the very SDGs they are intended to support.

    In this context, EuroGeoSurveys will co-host a session entitled "Session 10: Workshop - UNFC in action: Progress towards a modern view on integrated resource management", for showcasing EGS present initiatives and future plans while sharing case studies and best practices from current projects and Geological Surveys.

    For more information about the session, please check the programme.

    Registration is currently open until 30 April 2021: https://indico.un.org/event/34907/.

    For any questions please send an email to: [email protected].

  • Mon
    26
    Apr
    2021
    16:00 to 17:30 (CEST)Online

     

    The webinar Management of Mining Environmental Liabilities: Inventory, risk assessment, reprocessing, reuse and remediation, which will take place on 26 April 2021 from 16:00 to 17:30 (CEST) in hosted by the EU funded project entitled EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials.

    This webinar will look at innovative solutions for solving, mitigating and/or preventing environmental impacts caused by effluents, emissions and residues from ongoing, abandoned or inactive mining operations.

    Policy makers, the research and innovation community, the private sector and experts from the raw materials value chain will share experiences and best practices in managing the environmental impact of mining liabilities with a focus in the reprocessing and re-use of mining waste deposits contributing to a circular economy.

    The project EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials, built to boost cooperation between 27 EU countries and Latin American countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, exploring new business models and delivering value for society, while keeping high environmental and social standards.

    Simultaneous translation will be available in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Webinar is free of charge.

    The webinar is open for MDNP members*. *The eligibility criteria to become a member of the MDNP is to be legally based in an EU Member State or in one of the following Latin American countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and to be active in the fields relevant for the non-energy extractive industry sectorGovernmental entities from other Latin American countries are also eligible as members of the MDNP.

    For more information, please check the dedicated page to the website: https://www.mineralplatform.eu/events/webinars

    Registration is available here: https://www.mineralplatform.eu/user/login?destination=webinar/register

     

  • Mon
    17
    May
    2021
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    30
    May
    2021
    Kunming, China

    Despite on-going efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to worsen with business-as- usual scenarios. The UN Biodiversity Conference will convene governments from around the world to agree a new set of goals for nature over the next decade through the Convention on Biological Diversity post 2020 framework process. The framework  sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled. The Conference will also look at the implementation of the protocols of the Convention on Biological Diversity that deal with the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of nature, and the safe transport, handling and labelling of Living Modified Organisms.

    For more information, please visit: https://www.unenvironment.org/events/conference/un-biodiversity-conference-cop-15.

  • Mon
    31
    May
    2021
    Fri
    04
    Jun
    2021

    Pollution affects everybody – through the air we breathe, the water we drink or the land we grow our food on. It is the largest environmental cause of multiple mental and physical diseases, and of premature deaths, especially among children, people with certain medical conditions and the elderly. But pollution does not affect everybody equally. People who live in more deprived areas, very often live close to contaminated sites, or in areas where there is a very high flow of traffic. Pollution is also one of the main reasons for the loss of biodiversity. It reduces the ability of ecosystems to provide services such as carbon sequestration and decontamination. But it can be prevented. The EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition is a key action of the European Green Deal. It will help to create a toxic-free environment across the EU by better monitoring, reporting, preventing and remedying pollution from air, water, soil, and consumer products.

    It will also support the post-COVID 19 recovery by helping to rebuild a more sustainable EU economy, creating job opportunities and reducing social inequalities. The European Green Week 2021 will be dedicated to the ‘zero pollution ambition’. It will also look at other relevant European Green Deal initiatives, such the climate initiatives, the upcoming Chemicals Strategy, as well as initiatives in the field of energy, industry, mobility, agriculture, fisheries, health and biodiversity. EU Green Week 2021 will be an opportunity to engage with all stakeholders and interested citizens on how we can work together to make the ambition for a zero pollution and toxic-free environment a reality. The European Green Week 2021 will be dedicated to the ‘zero pollution ambition’. It will be an opportunity to engage with all stakeholders and interested citizens on how we can work together to make the ambition for a zero pollution and toxic-free environment a reality.

    For more information, please visit: ec.europa.eu/environment/events/eu-green-week-2021_en.

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021
    Thu
    10
    Jun
    2021
    Segovia, Spain

    The Organising Committee and the European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage (ProGEO) is pleased to invite you to take part in the Xth International ProGEO Symposium. The meeting is organised by the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME, the Geological Survey of Spain) and will take place in Segovia (Spain) from 8th to 11th of June 2020. This symposium is an international event open to scientists, students, educators, professionals, decision-makers and anyone involved in geoconservation. The symposium is organized in conjunction with several geoconservation organizations also hosting their meetings in Segovia during the same dates.

    The Symposium will provide the opportunity to discuss the new challenges and threats in global geoconservation. The knowledge and experience acquired within ProGEO during the last decades at national, European and global levels projects this scientific organization as the international leader in geoconservation.

    Recent developments include issues such as methodologies for the inventory of Geological Sites of Interest, geoconservation in natural protected areas, benefits and impact of rural development and geotourism in geoparks, legislation and management in a global conservation framework. The Symposium will promote communication and collaboration amongst the different stakeholders and actors in modern geoheritage conservation from all over the world present at the various joint meetings taking place at Segovia. Download the brochure of the congress for visualizing the important dates, the scientific programme and the necessary information about travel and accommodation in Segovia. For further information about the congress, please consult the dedicated website.

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021
    Fri
    11
    Jun
    2021
    Online

    The reorganization of our society with focus on renewable energy, sustainable use of resources, and low-climate impact, remains high on European and international agendas. One aspect that receives insufficient attention is the crucial role of the subsurface and its resources in this transition. A better understanding of subsurface processes, linked potential, and the consequences of any actions, whether intended or not, can ensure the safe and sustainable development of these resources, as well as reveal new opportunities. This understanding is therefore the crucial baseline for sound policies, including subsurface resource management and spatial planning.

    Geoscience, Policy, and Society (GPS) 2021 is a free online event that aims to discuss this pressing subject. The event is being organized by Geological Survey Organizations in Europe – BRGM, GBA, GSB and EGS, and the U.S. Geological Survey, that have been engaged in providing the needed science for improved sustainable subsurface management and policy.

    The GPS 2021 event addresses policy makers, regulators, interest groups, geoscientists and representatives from industry and the research community dealing with the multiple uses and management of underground resources. We also welcome anyone with a broad interest in geoscience or any of the specific topics presented to join the discussions.

    The main event will be held from 7 to 11 June 2021. Each day will address a different aspect of geoscience-related subsurface use, management, planning, and policy, comparing and learning from innovative science and experiences of both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Side sessions are planned between 7 and 14 June 2021 to complement these discussions by addressing more specific topics. A short description of all sessions can be found below.

    Click here to download the event flyer.

    For more info & registration, visit: www.gps2021.org/registration

  • Thu
    17
    Jun
    2021
    4:00 pmOnline

    A secure and responsible supply of battery raw materials is a vital prerequisite for electric mobility and renewable energy, and therefore it plays a key role in achieving a climate-neutral economy. The EU seeks to diversify its sources of battery raw materials and integrate its value chains with Latin American countries. In this context, responsible production and sourcing of these raw materials are paramount. This business-oriented webinar seeks to showcase best practice examples of responsible battery raw materials value chain integration led by EU and Latin America stakeholders.

    Remember that you must be logged in as MDNP member to register for this webinar. If you are not an MDNP member yet, visit www.mineralplatform.eu/about/join-us/membership-criteria/.

    The eligibility criteria to become a member of the Mineral Development Network Platform (MDNP) is to be legally based in an EU Member State or in one of the following Latin American countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and to be active in the fields relevant for the non-energy extractive industry sector. Governmental entities from other Latin American countries are also eligible as members of the MDNP.

    Webinar registrations will close on Monday, 14 June at 17:00 CEST.

    Click to register for the webinar.

    Click here to view the agenda.

  • Tue
    22
    Jun
    2021
    Thu
    24
    Jun
    2021
    Online

    Arranged by the AVENIA pole team, in 2021 the GEODAYS are organized remotely, but we keep the idea of ​​a convivial event, with live moments, happenings and many other surprises. The digital event will be a  unique opportunity to develop your structure, to meet new partners and to launch new projects. 3 days of B2B meetings, Open Innovation, conferences and workshops.

    This year,  Quebec is put on the front of the stage in the 2021 edition of GEODAYS and pave the way for a long-term partnership with the AVENIA cluster and our members, to work together towards sustainable development objectives.

    This event will take place online on June 22, 23 and 24 and will gather participants around the world to discuss innovative projects, B2B meetings, conferences and workshops. Visit the program: www.geodays-event.com/en/program.

    What can you do during the GEODAYS event 2021?

    Speed Speech: If you want to promote your collaborative projects. You film yourself during 3 minutes and you present you innovative project, product, service or your entity.

    Open Innovation: If you have a project which needs to be financed and/or if you wish to sign a agreement/partnership with a large company.  You submit a project on the platform, it will be studied and if you are selected you will present your innovative project in a confidential 30-minute session with the company which selected you. Here is the link to drop off a project, which is completely free : geodays.b2match.io/page-4551.

    Alternatively, you can also meet different actors during the B2B meetings.

    For more information about the event, please visit the dedicated website. More details are showcased in the flyer and the communication press kit.

  • Tue
    22
    Jun
    2021
    10:00 amOnline

    The International Network of Raw Materials Training Centres (INTERMIN) Project is a European Union H2020 funded research project. The INTERMIN creates a self-sustainable long-term lasting global network of training centres for students and professionals in the primary and secondary raw materials sector. This project involves educational and research institutions in the EU and the leading counterparts in third countries. INTERMIN has identified the key knowledge gaps, emerging needs in education & training by establishing common training programmes in the raw materials sector, and has developed the roadmap for improving skills and knowledge.

    The INTERMIN Project will publicly present its final outputs and achievements of the last three years during the Online Final Conference that will take place on 22 June 2021 via the GoToMeeting platform organised by the Project Lead Partner, Geological Survey of Spain (IGME).

    In session 1: The INTERMIN will present the outcomes of the project followed by keynote presentations given by the project representatives of INTERMIN related EU H2020 funded projects. Upon this, it will be followed by a stakeholder’s debate.

    In session 2: The INTERMIN brings together the mineral raw materials community and aims to present the current status of the training and education in raw materials in the world and the evolution of skills and competencies in the raw materials sector. To this purpose, four high-level invited speakers from Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America will provide their perspectives of education and training in raw materials.

    The webinar is free and open to all who are interested to attend. Join the virtual workshop, here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/385753789

    Click here to view the full agenda and speakers info.

  • Wed
    23
    Jun
    2021
    Thu
    24
    Jun
    2021

    European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

    The event will take place online on 23 and 24 June 2021, allowing everyone to get involved from anywhere.

    This year marks the start of Horizon Europe, our most ambitious EU research and innovation programme ever and will be a decisive moment to strengthen our European Research Area.

    Cooperation in research and innovation is essential in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and will pave the way to a greener and more digital future. The European Research and Innovation Days represent a unique opportunity to add your voice to the conversation.

    The event is all about collaboration: bringing together individuals and experts from all areas to build connections and ignite a brighter future.

    For more information, please visit the event’s dedicated website.

  • Thu
    24
    Jun
    2021
    Online

    The EPRM is a multi-stakeholder partnership working to increase the amount of responsibly produced minerals from areas that are affected by, or at high risk of, conflict. It is an accompanying measure to the EU Responsible Minerals Regulation, which calls on EU-based importers of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TGs) to demonstrate that they comply with international standards in responsible production and sourcing.

    During the conference, participants will hear how the EPRM is delivering on its mission by:

    • Catalysing collaborative action from governments, supply chain actors and civil society to create responsible mineral supply chains;
    • Supporting Artisanal and Small Scale miners to gain access to formal local and international markets;
    • Supporting companies to improve their due diligence practices through resources and capacity building;
    • Linking upstream and downstream towards meeting the due diligence requirements of the EU Responsible Minerals regulation

    Speakers

    • Cecile Billaux
    • Head of Unit Private Sector, Trade, Employment DG INTPA Unit E2 – European Commission
    • Eric-Paul Schat
    • Director Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety at NXP Semiconductors
    • Marga Veeneman Coordinator Raw Materials, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
    • Gabriela Flores, Senior associate, International Institute for Environment and Development
    • Guus Houttuin, EEAS Senior Adviser
    • Philipp Dupuis, Deputy Head of Unit DG TRADE Unit C4 – European Commission

    Registration is open and currently available here: https://ec.europa.eu/international-partnerships/node/5441/register_en.

  • Mon
    28
    Jun
    2021
    Fri
    09
    Jul
    2021

    The 10-day event will give prospective applicants and other stakeholders of EU research and innovation the opportunity to get information and ask questions about main funding instruments, processes of Horizon Europe and what is new. The Horizon Europe info days will address 9 themes, each featuring a programme of exclusive discussions and hands-on sessions dedicated to a different cluster or part of the new programme.

    Infrastructures: Research infrastructures, including the European Open Science Cloud, are crucial enablers of research and technological innovation and drivers of multidisciplinary and data-intensive science.

    Cluster 4: This info day aims to inform (potential) applicants about topics included in the Cluster 4 'Digital, Industry and Space' work programme of 2021.

    Cluster 3: The first EU cluster 3 event is organized by SEREN4 (the security NCPs network) in close cooperation with the European Commission and the Research Executive Agency.

    Cluster 2: This info day aims to inform (potential) applicants about topics included in the Cluster 2 'Culture, Creativity and Innovative Societies'.

    Cluster 1: This info day aims to inform (potential) applicants about topics included in the Cluster 1 'Health' work programme of 2021.

    Cluster 5: Cluster 5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility focusses on the twin green and digital transitions to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050.

    ERA & Widening: This Info day will concentrate on the Horizon Europe part for Widening participation and strengthening the ERA.

    More information about the Info Days event is available in the EC website: https://www.horizon-europe-infodays2021.eu/.

  • Sun
    18
    Jul
    2021
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    24
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    2021
    Online

    The International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO) promotes ongoing research into the history of the earth sciences.  It was founded in 1967 and currently has approx. 300 members from 57 countries.

    INHIGEO has been established by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and is also affiliated with the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPS).

    INHIGEO achieves its objective by sponsoring a major annual symposium with associated field activities. It also promotes publication of individual and collective works on the history of geology and issues a substantial Annual Record that details historical research into earth sciences worldwide, publicises other pertinent historical activities and provides scholarly reviews of recent literature on the subject.

    The primary objective of the INHIGEO involves promoting studies in the history of geological disciplines. In so doing,the Commission endeavours to stimulate and coordinate the activities of regional, national, and international organizations having shared purposes. The Commission also works to foster the publication of individual and collective works that illuminate the history of the geological sciences.

    INHIGEO achieves its objective by sponsoring a major annual symposium with associated field activities. It also promotes publication of individual and collective works on the history of geology and issues a substantial "Annual Record" that details historical research into earth sciences worldwide, publicises other pertinent historical activities and provides scholarly reviews of recent literature on the subject.

    The INHIGEO 2021 Conference, due to the Sars-Cov-2 Pandemic, will be held on-line from the Polish Geological Institute-National Research Institute Headquarters – Warsaw.

    For more information about the event, you can consult the dedicated page: http://www.inhigeo.com/symposia.html.

    In addition, the INHIGEO brochure showcases the main themes, topics, fees, participants and accepted abstracts.

  • Mon
    02
    Aug
    2021
    Mon
    09
    Aug
    2021
    Galway, Ireland

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

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

    Potential attendees of the conference are expected to submit an abstract using the Abstract Template from the conference website and submit it via the following online system: (www.nuigalway.ie/iseh2020/abstractsubmission).

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

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

    For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/iseh2020/.

    View or download the information package here.

  • Mon
    16
    Aug
    2021
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    21
    Aug
    2021
    New Delhi, India

    The International Geological Congress (IGC) is delighted to announce the 36th International Geological Congress, which will be hosted in the exotic New Delhi, from 2-8 March 2020. The main aim of the event is to create a thoughtful environment for sharing geological knowledge with the main academics, organisations, partners and researchers coming from all over the world as well as those stakeholders who eager to learn more or possessing an expertise or deep interest for earth sciences, geology and the mineral sector.

    The vast Indian-subcontinent is a land rich of natural resources and can provide a full range of geological episodes, from precious and rare minerals to extensive rivers and active volcanoes, offering its visitors a deep and varied historical and cultural heritage. As such, India has actively contributed in several areas of the scientific sector and in research over the years.

    Each of these aspects make the upcoming IGC Congress a not-to-be-missed opportunity for those who want to enhance their geoscientific knowledge.

    For more information about the congress, the registration process and the details about the venue, please check the dedicated website of the event.

     

  • Mon
    23
    Aug
    2021
    Fri
    27
    Aug
    2021
    Online

    Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and the persistent uncertainty on travel restrictions, country lock-downs and physical distancing requirements, the Eurosoil 2021 organisers have decided to transform the physical 2021 congress into a virtual congress from 23 -27 August 2021.

    The objective of Eurosoil 2021 is to bring together, in a safe online space, leading research scientists working on soil related topics and stakeholders dealing with issues of public concern, such as soil degradation and consequences of climatic changes. The important bridging role of soil practitioners to translate scientific knowledge into practice will be emphasised during the virtual edition of Eurosoil 2021.

    Registration to the EuroSoil 2021 virtual congress is now available. Follow the process here: https://bit.ly/3e9EXrT.

     

  • Sun
    29
    Aug
    2021
    Thu
    02
    Sep
    2021
    Bordeaux, France

    EAGE Near Surface Geoscience Division is arranging the Near Surface Geoscience Conference & Exhibition 2021 to be held in Bordeaux, France, from 29 August  to 2 September 2021.

    This year’s event will be hosted for the first time in Bordeaux, where EAGE will introduce the 1st Conference on Hydrogeophysics alongside the 27th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, and the 2nd Conference on Geophysics for Infrastructure Planning, Monitoring and BIM. Without a doubt the main conference and the two parallel meetings cover topics that are of societal relevance for the whole world and our near-surface geoscience community.

    EAGE division organises focused conferences and responds to the need of its members by providing new and attractive topics that can provide an environment to move the science and technology forward while also addressing the need of our society. Bordeaux is a hub for non-destructive testing (NDT) in France and French companies are on the forefront of developing complex infrastructures such as high-speed trains, underground facilities as well as bridges, airports and shipping ports. This is therefore a great opportunity to welcome newcomers to the event, particularly to the Infrastructure Planning, Monitoring and BIM conference. Design and civil engineers, city planners and geotechnical communities are welcomed to take an active role in the conference after a successful presence in the NSG2019 in the Hague.

    Water and natural resources in a rapidly changing climate and their implications to build a resilience society are not hidden from NGOs and governmental bodies. The introduction of the Hydrogeophysics parallel conference aims to connect the science with the public sectors and governmental entities, and these communities are welcomed to attending and exchanging their knowledge and needs with EAGE Division in Bordeaux.

    Registration will open on 1st April 2021.

    For more information about this event, please check the dedicated website.

  • Fri
    03
    Sep
    2021
    Sat
    11
    Sep
    2021
    Marseille, France

    The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. IUCN’s 1300+ government, civil society and indigenous peoples’ Member organisations vote on major issues, action which guides humanity’s relationship with our planet for the decades ahead. IUCN’s unique and inclusive membership gives the Congress a powerful mandate as it is not solely government or non-government, but both together.

    The Congress is also the largest marketplace for conservation and sustainable development science, practice and policy. Scientists, policy experts, business leaders and professionals from around the globe share their experience, innovation and latest research.

    • - 8 days
    • - 10,000+ participants
    • - 1300+ interactive sessions
    • - 160+ countries represented
    • - 100+ motions decided
    • - 4 high-level dialogues

    For more information: www.iucncongress2020.org/about/about-iucn-congress

  • Wed
    08
    Sep
    2021
    Thu
    09
    Sep
    2021
    Rome, Italy

    European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 9th ICSD 2021 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.
    The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education". The 9th ICSD 2021 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics. Papers will be published in Open Access EJSD Journal (Web of Science) and Proceedings. This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development.
    Read more: https://ecsdev.org/conference/9th-icsd-2021.

    Deadline for registration is 10/06/2021.

    Further information: Email; Website / Webstreaming

     

  • Mon
    20
    Sep
    2021
    Thu
    23
    Sep
    2021
    09:00 – 12:30Online

    The 2021 edition of the EuroGeo workshop is approaching! A detailed agenda of the event has already been disclosed and published in the dedicated website: https://rea.ec.europa.eu/events/eurogeo-workshop-2021_en.

    About EuroGeo 2021

    The event will take place fully virtually from the 20 to 23 September 2021. It is organised by the European Commission and the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation with the support of MINES ParisTech – PSL University.

    This edition will focus on the EO-based solutions to support the European Green Deal while bringing the European community interested in and actively contributing to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) together

    On Tuesday 21 September 2021 (09:00 – 12:30), there will be a session dedicated Advances made in EuroGEO to deliver user-oriented solutions where projects will have the opportunity to present live demonstrations of the EO-based solutions they developed or to present posters triggering interactions with the audience in a virtual setting. The session will close with an open discussion on the challenges faced and the solutions adopted to move the services and showcases to (pre-)operational modes.

    We have already received several contributions.

    If you wish, you still have the possibility to express your interest to contribute to this session in the registration form, at the latest by the 9 August 2021.

    Please register for this event here.

  • Thu
    30
    Sep
    2021

    The EU-Latin America Partnership on Raw Materials project is hosting a yearly webinar series for MDNP members*. Each year, the webinars will address a diverse range of topics that are key to fostering responsible and sustainable non-energy extractive industries in both regions.

    The webinars will bring together experts from the EU and Latin America to share their analyses and best practices on the topics. Thus, MDNP members will gain insights into the work being done in both regions on driving responsible mining and building sustainable and resilient mineral raw materials value chains.

    All webinars will be translated simultaneously and offer English, Spanish and Portuguese audio channels. All webinars are free of charge.

    *The eligibility criteria to become a member of the MDNP is to be legally based in an EU Member State or in one of the following Latin American countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and to be active in the fields relevant for the non-energy extractive industry sectorGovernmental entities from other Latin American countries are also eligible as members of the MDNP.

    Upcoming webinar

    Innovative solutions for sustainable mineral exploration

    In the EU and Latin America, mineral exploration plays a key role in ensuring a secure supply of raw materials. However, exploration must respond to local conditions and international trends. Innovative solutions and practices are needed to improve access to raw materials at commercially viable concentrations for mining purposes, and to demonstrate that raw materials can be extracted in line with social and environmental standards.

    This business-oriented webinar seeks to showcase examples of innovation from the field of mineral exploration, as this is a prerequisite for the integration of sustainable raw material value chains between the EU and Latin America.

    Please register through the website: https://www.mineralplatform.eu/events/webinars.

     

  • Tue
    05
    Oct
    2021

    The Urban Geology Expert Group (UGEG) will organize online webinar dedicated to the BIM at Geological surveys.

    The webinar aims at providing an overview of the current status of several National Geological Surveys on how they address BIM or plan to do in the next future. Geological surveys presenting their BIM case studies include BGS, BRGM, GEUS, GTK, PGI and Swisstopo. The webinar will be held on 5th October 2021 and you can register under following link: https://bit.ly/3l7XKHW.

     

     

  • Mon
    11
    Oct
    2021
    Thu
    14
    Oct
    2021
    Brussels, Belgium

    The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy. The event has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including their political representatives, officials as well as experts and academics. Over the last 17 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and exchange of good practices. In 2019, the #EURegionsWeek reached a record high of more than 9000 participants and more than 330 sessions, which shows the event's relevance and potential as a platform for political communication in relation to the development of EU cohesion policy, raising the awareness of decision-makers about the fact that regions and cities matter in EU policy-making.

    The themes for the 2021 edition are i) Green Transition ii) Cohesion iii) Digital transition iv) Citizens engagement

    For more information, please visit: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/.

  • Tue
    19
    Oct
    2021
    Thu
    21
    Oct
    2021
    Online

    A key element of the European Commission’s EU Soil Observatory (EUSO) is an open, inclusive and dynamic engagement with its diverse stakeholder base. These include:

    • - Relevant Commission services and European agencies;
    • - International Organisations;
    • - Member State representatives (ranging from policymakers to the research community);
    • - Farming associations;
    • - Industry representatives;
    • - NGOs;
    • - Interested citizens.

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising the first ever EUSO Stakeholders Forum. This three-day event (built on six, focused, half-day sessions) will reflect the challenges facing soil within the various strategies of the Green Deal (e.g. the Soil, Biodiversity and Farm2Fork strategies, Zero Pollution Action Plan) and Horizon Europe’s proposed Mission on Soil Health and Food. In addition to a high-level panel on recent soil-related policy de­velopments, the meeting will establish a series of dedicated Working Groups to address burning scientific and policy questions (e.g. soil monitoring, citizen engagement and in­creased soil literacy, soil pollution, erosion and biodiversity). Participants will be encour­aged to engage in discussions and possibly to contribute to the Working Group.

    More information and the registration link are provided in the event page.

     

  • Mon
    01
    Nov
    2021
    Fri
    12
    Nov
    2021
    Glasgow, Scotland

    The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19.

    This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners.

    Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, have been set to 1-12 November 2021.

    In light of the ongoing, worldwide effects of COVID-19, holding an ambitious, inclusive COP26 in November 2020 is no longer possible.

    Rescheduling will ensure all parties can focus on the issues to be discussed at this vital conference and allow more time for the necessary preparations to take place. We will continue to work with all involved to increase climate ambition, build resilience and lower emissions.

    Read the UNFCCC press release on continuation of work throughout 2020.

    Read the press release by UK Government on new dates for COP 26.

    For more information, please visit: https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/conferences/glasgow-climate-change-conference.

  • Fri
    12
    Nov
    2021

    The EGS Uban Geology Expert Group (UGEG) is arranging a new online webinar taking place on 12th November 2021. The webinar is dedicated to case studies of geohazards in cities, featuring talks of experts from Earth Observation Expert Group and Urban Geology Expert Group of EuroGeoSurveys organization. Case studies include several European countries, such as Greece, Hessen, Norway, Spain and United Kingdom.

    The webinar is part of the Czech-Norwegian bilateral initiative supported by Norway grants, focused on exchanging knowledge between geological surveys and cities: please register here.

     

  • Mon
    15
    Nov
    2021
    Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021

    The sixth edition of the "Raw Materials Week" will take place from 15 to 19 November 2021 as hybrid and online events, gathering a wide range of stakeholders discussing policies and initiatives in the field of raw materials. The 2021 Raw Materials Week will be centred around the eight annual High-level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw materials and (co-)organise several complementary events addressing the latest news on raw materials in the EU, including: Critical Raw Materials, Trends in innovation and Skills for raw materials, EU Horizon technology success stories, EU-Canada Partnership, UNECE Resource management.

    More information about the event will soon be available in the dedicated page