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Maria Tzima, the new PE on Education Coordinator

Maria Tzima, the new PE on Education Coordinator

Maria Tzima, the new PE on Education Coordinator The Panel of Experts (PE) on Education was established in 2011. It intends to deal with educational questions in geology (earth sciences) at all education levels from primary school to postgraduate courses. In 2015-16...

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Obituary Harry Parker

Obituary Harry Parker

Obituary Harry McDougal ParkerThe Board of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) expresses its heartfelt condolences to Harry's family. Harry made a lasting impression on all those in the EFG who met him during his long and distinguished international career,...

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Geology for Global Development Conference

Geology for Global Development Conference

Earth Science, Health and Wellbeing (7th GfGD Annual Conference, London, UK) A contribution by Dr. Joel Gill, Director, Geology for Global Development In November 2019, the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) supported an innovative conference exploring the role...

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Call for articles: mineral raw materials in Europe

Call for articles: mineral raw materials in Europe

Call for articles: Mineral raw materials in Europe - Chances and challenges for domestic production  The Editorial Board of the European Geologist journal (EGJ) invites you to submit articles for the 49th issue of the journal. The theme of this issue is 'Mineral...

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Welcome to GeoNews November!

Welcome to GeoNews November!

Welcome to GeoNews NovemberThis month we are pleased to present a new issue of European Geologist which is dedicated to the “Geological heritage of Europe”. We also report on the recent EFG Council meeting where Antonis Angelopoulos was awarded the EFG Medal of Merit...

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Mentees and mentors wanted for 2020!

Mentees and mentors wanted for 2020!

Mentees and mentors wanted! Are you a young earth scientist interested in a unique opportunity to move your career forward? Are you an experienced geoscientist willing to share your knowledge and lend a hand to the new generation? The European Federation of Geologists...

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EFG participates at the 2019 Raw Materials Week

EFG participates at the 2019 Raw Materials Week

EFG participates at the 2019 Raw Materials Week The EU Raw Materials Week is an annual event held every November in Brussels and offers an opportunity to stakeholders, scientists and other related professionals to get a fresh update about the latest EU activities in...

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EFG Medal of Merit awarded to Antonis Angelopoulos

EFG Medal of Merit awarded to Antonis Angelopoulos

EFG Medal of Merit awarded to Antonis AngelopoulosMr. Antonis Angelopoulos has been awarded the 2019 Medal of Merit of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), after the Association of Greek Geologists' (AGG) nomination. The EFG Medal of Merit is awarded to...

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EFG becomes associate member of EIT Raw Materials

EFG becomes associate member of EIT Raw Materials

EFG becomes associate member of EIT Raw Materials EIT RawMaterials, which is funded by the European Union’s European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. During the last EIT Raw...

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EFG Council gathered in Brussels for its 78th meeting

EFG Council gathered in Brussels for its 78th meeting

EFG Council gathered in Brussels for its 78th meeting  The representatives of EFG’s national association members have gathered in Brussels on 23 and 24 November 2019 for the Federation’s 78th Council Meeting. During the two-day meeting, the EFG Board and Office...

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MinLand Final Consortium Meeting

MinLand Final Consortium Meeting

MinLand Final Consortium Meeting On 4 and 5 November 2019, the Horizon2020 funded project MinLand held its last Consortium Meeting before the end of the project. This 2-year project has been designed to ensure access to areas with actual or potentially valuable...

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Copernicus Questionnaire for geohazard risk reduction

Copernicus Questionnaire for geohazard risk reduction

Copernicus Questionnaire for geohazard risk reduction   This questionnaire aims to analyse the use of Copernicus products and services among geohazard risk reduction stakeholders in the Atlantic Area. The Platform for Atlantic Geohazard Risk Management (AGEO) is...

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Welcome to GeoNews October

Welcome to GeoNews October  This month it is time to thank Isabel Fernández for her outstanding services as EFG’s Executive Director over the past 17 years and we also welcome her successor Glen Burridge. There are still a few days left to share your views on the...

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EFG partners with Geology for Global Development Conference

EFG partners with Geology for Global Development Conference

EFG partners with Geology for Global Development Conference  EFG is partnering with the 7th Geology for Global Development Annual Conference which will take place on Friday 15 November 2019 at the Geological Society of London (Burlington House, London, UK). The topic...

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Energy transition key theme of the IGI’s anniversary event

Energy transition key theme of the IGI’s anniversary event

Energy transition key theme of the IGI’s anniversary event   At the occasion of the 20th Anniversary Conference of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland (IGI), EFG President Marko Komac recently delivered a keynote speech on “Geology and the Energy Transition”,...

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MinLand Project video

MinLand Project video

MinLand has just released a video describing the project: mineral resources in sustainable land-use planning! Watch the video for more information about the importance of ensuring areas for mineral exploration & exploitation activities within the EU:...

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General State of Geology

General State of Geology

General State of Geology From September 18th to 20th REMTECH 2019, a trade fair for soil and groundwater remediation, took place in Ferrara / Northern Italy. During the fair, the Consiglio Nationale Geologi (CNG), the professional representation of geologists in...

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The 5th Meggen Raw Materials Days

The 5th Meggen Raw Materials Days

The 5th Meggen Raw Materials DaysDuring this year's 5th Meggener Raw Materials Days (11th of September) over 130 participants from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Slovenia, Turkey and Hungary came to Lennestadt on the three days of the conference and the...

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EFG welcomes Glen Burridge as its new Executive Director

EFG welcomes Glen Burridge as its new Executive Director

EFG welcomes Glen Burridge as its new Executive Director   On 1st October 2019, Glen Burridge took up the role of the Executive Director of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), succeeding Isabel Fernández Fuentes.“As someone passionate about gaining...

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UNEXMIN Concludes as a Horizon 2020 Success Story

UNEXMIN Concludes as a Horizon 2020 Success Story

UNEXMIN Concludes as a Horizon 2020 Success Story - Press release The target of the Horizon 2020-funded UNEXMIN project was to develop an autonomous and multi-platform Robotic Explorer with tools for the exploration and 3D mapping of the thousands of historic and now...

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EFG hosted CROWDTHERMAL project kick off meeting

EFG hosted CROWDTHERMAL project kick off meeting

EFG hosted CROWDTHERMAL kick off meeting in Brussels CROWDTHERMAL is a new project funded under the European Union’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 (grant agreement n°857830) which aims to empower the European public to directly participate in the...

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Welcome to GeoNews September

Welcome to GeoNews September

Welcome to GeoNews September  This month we invite you to participate in the EFG employment survey 2019 which aims at analysing the employment situation of geoscientists across Europe and beyond. The survey is available in English and in a couple of other European...

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ORAMA project webinars

ORAMA project webinars

ORAMA project webinarsThis autumn, the ORAMA project will organise four webinars featuring high-level speakers on primary and secondary raw materials from across the European network. The webinars will allow you to better understand the ORAMA project and will offer an...

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MinLand Network Meeting

MinLand Network Meeting

Last MinLand Network MeetingOn 17 September 2019, the Horizon2020 funded project MinLand held the Network of Experts on Sustainable Mineral Land Use meeting in Brussels. This was the last network workshop of the project which will finalise at the end of this year. The...

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EFG is reinforcing its Panels of Experts

EFG is reinforcing its Panels of Experts

EFG is reinforcing its Panels of Experts  During its last meeting in Delft, the EFG Council has updated regulation N3 regarding “Working Groups and Panels of Experts”. EFG’s Panels of Experts are a platform encouraging the collaboration among professionals from...

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Executive Short Course on Resources Management using the UNFC

Executive Short Course on Resources Management using the UNFC

Executive Short Course on Resources Management using the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources  On 22 October, EIT Raw Materials and the International Raw Materials Observatory will co-organise an “Executive Short Course on Resources Management using...

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Join the European Minerals Day from 20-22 September

Join the European Minerals Day from 20-22 September

Join the European Minerals Day from 20-22 September Every two years, the European Minerals Day invites the public to discover the world of minerals and the importance of the mineral sector in our daily life. This year’s event is scheduled for 20 to 22 September, when...

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EFG Employment survey 2019

EFG Employment survey 2019

2019 edition of the Geoscientists Employment Survey In 2018, EFG has conducted the first edition of its new annual employment survey which gathers information about the employment situation of geoscientists across Europe and beyond. The survey has been answered by 740...

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Welcome to GeoNews August!

Welcome to GeoNews August!

Welcome to GeoNews August!   This month we invite you to register for the UNEXMIN project’s final conference that we are organising on 26 September in Brussels. You will have the chance to meet the UX-1 robot and learn more about the innovative mineral...

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Welcome to GeoNews July!

Welcome to GeoNews July!

Welcome to GeoNews July!  This month there are lots of news from the EU-funded Horizon 2020 projects in which EFG is involved: The UNEXMIN team reports on its last field trials in Hungary and invites you to attend its final conferencein Brussels, on 26 September,...

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Press release: Sustainable mineral exploration in the EU

Press release: Sustainable mineral exploration in the EU

Press release: Sustainable mineral exploration in the EU Press release I July 2019 I The EU-funded INFACT project recently collected a set of new geoscience data through airborne electromagnetic (AEM) surveys in southern Spain. The Horizon 2020 project aims to develop...

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CHPM2030 Project news #4

CHPM2030 Project news #4

CHPM2030 Project news #4  The CHPM2030 project is coming to an end, as it will officially close on 30 June 2019. The fourth and last edition of the project newsletter provides you with the following information:The project concept and approachFinal conferenceLatest...

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Welcome to GeoNews June

Welcome to GeoNews June

GeoNews June  In this month's issue of GeoNews we invite you, among others, to discover the EFG position paper on the energy transition recently released by the Federation which identifies geothermal energy (both shallow and deep geothermal), CO2 capture, and mineral...

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European Minerals Day 2019

European Minerals Day 2019

European Minerals Day 2019  Every two years, the European Minerals Day (EMD) event gives the opportunity to discover the world of minerals and the importance of the mineral sector in our daily life activities. This year’s event is scheduled for 20-22 September, when...

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EFG releases position paper on the energy transition

EFG releases position paper on the energy transition

EFG releases position paper on the energy transition   The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is pleased to release its position paper on the energy transition. As Europe is accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy to meet the goals...

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Bill Gaskarth received EFG Medal of Merit

Bill Gaskarth received EFG Medal of Merit

Bill Gaskarth received EFG Medal of Merit  In recognition of his major contribution to the development and wide recognition of the status of professional geologists both nationally and internationally, the Geological Society of London (the Society or GSL) has...

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Call for articles: Geological heritage of Europe

Call for articles: Geological heritage of Europe

Call for articles: Geological heritage of Europe  The Editorial Board of the European Geologist journal (EGJ) invites you to submit articles for the 48th issue of the journal. The theme of this issue is 'Geological heritage of Europe' and it will be published in...

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EFG partners with MINEX Europe

EFG partners with MINEX Europe

EFG partners with MINEX Europe  The 4th MINEX Europe Mining & Exploration Forum will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 25-27 June 2019 under the theme ‘The Future of Sustainable Mining in the Balkans and Beyond’.EFG partners again with MINEX Europe and consequently...

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EFG seeks to appoint a new Executive Director

EFG seeks to appoint a new Executive Director

EFG seeks to appoint a new Executive Director  Isabel Fernández Fuentes, the current Executive Director, will leave the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) in autumn to head for new professional challenges. During the recent EFG Council meeting in Delft, she has...

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EFG partners with Mining Investment Europe

EFG partners with Mining Investment Europe

EFG partners with Mining Investment Europe  EFG is pleased to partner with Mining Investment Europe Conference. The 3rd edition of this event, to be held in Frankfurt, Germany from 18-19 June, connects miners, investors and various mining stakeholders for new business...

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