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EFG Webinar: Natural Hydrogen Resources

EFG Webinar: Natural Hydrogen Resources

EFG Webinar: Natural Hydrogen ResourcesOn 15 April 2021, EFG is organising the webinar ‘Natural Hydrogen Resources’. Hydrogen has been present in the industry as a raw material for a long time and, except for rocket takeoffs, its energetic capacity was rarely used, at...

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EFG contributes to Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020

EFG contributes to Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020

EFG contributes to Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020   “Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020 Acting Today, Protecting Tomorrow” has officially been launched by the EU's Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre on 23 March 2021. EFG actively...

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Affiliation agreement with MDPI’s Geosciences journal

Affiliation agreement with MDPI’s Geosciences journal

Affiliation agreement with MDPI’s Geosciences journal   EFG has recently established an affiliation agreement with Geosciences, a journal published by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263) is an international,...

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Cast your vote for the best photo!

Cast your vote for the best photo!

Legends of Geoscience: Cast your vote for the best photo! Submissions for the EAGE/EFG photo contest 2021 are now closed. Thanks to all participants for submitting so many stunning images depicting the beauty and variety of geosciences! The public voting for the top...

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IGI launches educational resources to support learning

IGI launches educational resources to support learning

The Institute of Geologists of Ireland (IGI) wants to ensure that members of the public have access to facts on the critical role of mineral exploration and mining to our sustainable future. The IGI, the accrediting body for professional geoscientists on the island of...

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The Glaciers of the Pyrenees

The Glaciers of the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees mountain range is a geographical feature located in southwestern Europe, lying across the border between Spain, France and Andorra (Figure 1). The range runs from the Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Biscay) to the Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Leon) with a W–E...

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EFG Webinar: Mineral resources of Sweden

EFG Webinar: Mineral resources of Sweden

On 24 February 2021, EFG organised the webinar ‘Mineral resources of Sweden’. Sweden is well known for its raw material resources and active mining industry. Swedish ore production represents a significant part of the EU mining sector and the associated Swedish...

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EFG Medal of Merit awarded to Eva Hartai and Mirko Vaněček

EFG Medal of Merit awarded to Eva Hartai and Mirko Vaněček

EFG Medal of Merit awarded to Eva Hartai and Mirko Vaněček   The EFG Medal of Merit has recently been awarded to Prof. Eva Hartai (2020) and Prof. Mirko Vaněček (2021). Eva Hartai received the 2020 award for her notable contribution to enhancing the standing and...

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EFG Webinar on Minerals: Prospect Generator Business Model

EFG Webinar on Minerals: Prospect Generator Business Model

EFG Webinar on Minerals: Prospect Generator Business Model  On 11 February 2021, EFG organised the webinar 'Prospect Generator Business Model'. Prospect generation is one of the most attractive business models in the mining industry. This webinar aims to reveal...

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Extended deadline: Call for article proposals on geotechnics

Extended deadline: Call for article proposals on geotechnics

Extended deadline: Call for article proposals on geotechnics  The Editorial Board of the European Geologist journal (EGJ) invites you to submit articles for issue 51 of the journal. The theme of this issue is ‘Geotechnics - Building sustainable foundations’ and...

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Happy birthday to EFG and the European Geologist journal

Happy birthday to EFG and the European Geologist journal

Happy birthday to EFG and the European Geologist journal   Surprise! To celebrate the anniversary of the European Geologist journal and the 40th birthday of EFG we are republishing the early issues of our journal in digital format. To start with, have a look at...

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Call for articles European Geologist journal: Geotechnics

Call for articles European Geologist journal: Geotechnics

Call for articles European Geologist journal: Geotechnics   The Editorial Board of the European Geologist journal (EGJ) invites you to submit articles for issue 51 of the journal. The theme of this issue is ‘Geotechnics - Building sustainable foundations’ and it...

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Benefit from a special discount on the EAGE Annual event!

Benefit from a special discount on the EAGE Annual event!

Benefit from a special discount on the EAGE Annual event!  The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) will hold its 2020 annual conference online from 8 to 11 December. The virtual programme will focus on leveraging the strength of EAGE’s...

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European Mining Convention: special discount for EFG members

European Mining Convention: special discount for EFG members

European Mining Convention: special discount for EFG members  EFG is a media partner of the European Mining Convention which will be organised in a totally virtual format on 8 and 9 December 2020. Thanks to this partnership, EFG members benefit from a discount of...

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Open invite for Instagrammers

Open invite for Instagrammers

Open invite for Instagrammers   Would you like to show others how diverse and fascinating the geological profession is? We invite you to take over EFG’s Instagram account for one week! We aim at showcasing the great variety of working environments geoscientists...

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In between Barrandian and eternity

In between Barrandian and eternity

A STORY OF MY GRANDFATHER JIŘÍ KOVANDA AND HIS GREAT FRIEND VOJEN LOŽEK In the past months, I have been in touch with more librarians and their institutions than ever before. My reasoning was simple, I wanted to help my grandfather with his fantastic literary search....

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EFG at GET2020

EFG at GET2020

EFG at GET2020   GET2020, the now fully virtual first Geoscience and Engineering in Energy Transition Conference, organised by EAGE will take place from 16-18 November. Our team will deliver four presentations: 17 November:  "CHPM2030 project - Combined Heat,...

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KARMA survey on karst aquifers

KARMA survey on karst aquifers

KARMA survey on karst aquifers   The EU-funded KARMA project is conducting an online survey on the status and vulnerability of karst aquifers in the Mediterranean region and the importance of tools to improve the management of these important water resources. The...

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CRIRSCO virtual meeting

CRIRSCO virtual meeting

CRIRSCO virtual meeting   The first virtual meeting of CRIRSCO, the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards, took place from 14-19 September. The virtual platform allowed the meeting to include additional delegates from the National...

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UNESCO Global Geoparks StoryMap

UNESCO Global Geoparks StoryMap

UNESCO Global Geoparks StoryMap  A Geopark is a unified geographical area where sites and landscapes have a geological significance and are managed with a holistic concept of education, protection, and sustainable development. When a rural area is nominated as a...

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Open invite for language translators & proof readers

Open invite for language translators & proof readers

Open invite for language translators & proof readers   Are you an early-career professional and would like to obtain insights into the work of an international not-for-profit association? EFG currently has an open invite for language translators for all...

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RawMatCop Academy 2020 – register by 2 October

RawMatCop Academy 2020 – register by 2 October

RawMatCop Academy 2020   The RawMatCop Academy, Copernicus for RawMaterials, is a new course endorsed by EFG. It shows how to unlock the power of Copernicus for companies, organisations and research institutions along the entire life cycle of raw materials....

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Can mining make the world a greener place?

Can mining make the world a greener place?

Can mining make the world a greener place?   This is the question asked by the Horizon 2020 research projects PACIFIC and INFACT which co-organise an event hosted by the Natural History Museum of London on 3 and 4 December. The virtual event is thought as a...

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APG becomes official CPD point provider

APG becomes official CPD point provider

APG becomes official CPD point provider  Professional requirements in the field of geology are changing rapidly due to constant scientific and technical developments, technological innovations, and changes in the market. Therefore, geoscience professionals are...

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Good expectations for Earth science communication

Good expectations for Earth science communication

The time of a science confined to its ivory towers, reduced to production and solitary research is over. I usually tell our scientists that if they are here, at the Spanish Geological Survey (IGME), it is because they have been selected as one of the best public...

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2020 Mining Industry Survey: State of the Play

2020 Mining Industry Survey: State of the Play

2020 Mining Industry Survey: State of the Play  State of Play is an independent research institute focused on strategy and innovation in the global mining industry. The institute’s biennial Mining Industry Survey has become the world’s largest mining industry...

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6th Meggen Raw Material Days Online Conference

6th Meggen Raw Material Days Online Conference

The 6th Meggen Raw Materials Days will take place from 16 to 18 September 2020. This year the conference will be online. The first and second day will be focusing on Raw Materials, Sustainability and Geologists in Public Perception with presentations on a wide range...

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EFG online COVID19 Summit

EFG online COVID19 Summit

On 18 and 19 June, the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) organised the online COVID19 Summit to discuss how the pandemic has affected its National Associations and geologists and geoscientists throughout Europe. The 2-day Summit started with the welcome of...

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Vote for the best ‘Legends of geoscience’ pictures!

Vote for the best ‘Legends of geoscience’ pictures!

Vote for the best ‘Legends of geoscience’ pictures!  The 12 finalists of the EAGE/EFG Photo Contest have been selected. EAGE members and members of the EFG’s National Associations now have the opportunity to cast their vote online to determine the winners. The...

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Promoting geoheritage and geotourism, a GeoConnect³d webinar

Promoting geoheritage and geotourism, a GeoConnect³d webinar

On June 22 from 9:30 to 11:00, the webinar Promoting geoheritage and geotourism will focus on the aesthetic and educational elements of geology. The free online event is organised by the Horizon 2020 GeoERA funded project GeoConnect³d and, the European Federation of...

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Communicating geoscience: time to do better

Communicating geoscience: time to do better

Geoscientists make up quite a unique community. We are commonly perceived as outdoorsy and observant (and strangely interested in decorative boulders or pavement rocks), which is not a bad generalisation, but that certainly does not capture the plurality of the field....

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