Category: 2017

EFG’s annual report 2016 : one yearly publication, a plethora of varied activities

EFG’s annual report 2016 : one yearly publication, a plethora of varied activities

9 panels of experts, 211 experts, 25 National Associations representing together 43677 members… With numbers so high and growing every year, it is safe to say the EFG is constantly busy and 2016 has not been an exception. The task of summarizing our varied activities, ranging from working towards a safer and…

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European Geologist journal: a detailed insight into the future of Geothermal energy

European Geologist journal: a detailed insight into the future of Geothermal energy

Our planet is a very effective energy source. Yet, the large majority of the population does not perceive it as a source of energy. This contradiction is what our new topical issue of the “European Geologist” journal confronts upfront, as part of  the EFG’s constant mission to inform the public and…

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Obituary of EFG’s First President, John Kenneth Shanklin

28th July 1926 – 4 May 2017 The death has occurred (peacefully) of John Shanklin in the Countess of Chester hospital, England. John Shanklin was for a long time deeply involved in the politics of geology in the United Kingdom. He helped to create the Institution of Geologists (IG) and…

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First edition of EFG’s EuroWorkshop: the future of geothermal energy is written today in Santorini

First edition of EFG’s EuroWorkshop: the future of geothermal energy is written today in Santorini

  The future of geothermal energy is still in the writing and this first day of EFG’s EuroWorkshop will sure be an important chapter in this promising technology’s book! To say that this first day is promising is an understatement as dozens of geologists coming from all over Europe and…

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European Minerals Day: organize your own event!

European Minerals Day: organize your own event!

2017 is the year of celebration for the minerals sector in Europe and you can join in on the fun too! The European Minerals Day indeed celebrates a very special birthday with the 10th edition of this now famous event that will this year take place from 22 to 24…

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Vote for EAGE/EFG photo contest

EAGE and EFG members can now vote here for their top 3 favorite photographs! The theme of the Photo Contest 2017 is ‘Geoscientists at work’ and it seems as tough it inspired a lot of talented photographs as nearly one hundred EAGE and EFG members submitted their photos relating to one of the…

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EFG takes an active part in UNECE Resource Classification Week

EFG takes an active part in UNECE Resource Classification Week

Executive Director Isabel Fernandez and Vice-President Michael Neumann are representing EFG in the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Resource Classification Week held in Geneva (Switzerland) this week, from 24 to 28 April 2017. More than 200 experts from 60 countries representing all continents attend this year’s edition of…

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European Geologist of the month: James Codd

“European Geologist of the month” is a section of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we ask one of the European Geologist title holders to tell us about his professional experiences and which role the title has played for his career. This month we have talked to James Codd, member of…

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EFG officially endorsed the March for Science in Brussels

On April 22 was celebrated around the world a very special day, “Earth Day”, that celebrates the environment and its protection.  For this occasion, the March for Science, a series of events across over 500 cities, gathered thousands of people who joined forces to support and highlight the role of Science…

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KINDRA project has launched the European Inventory of Groundwater Research

The EU funded KINDRA project has now completed the first two main steps of the project by developing an inventory on groundwater research & knowledge based upon a common terminology. On 24 April 2017 KINDRA officially launched the European Inventory for Groundwater Research (EIGR) to the public. Based on a unique classification…

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