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Call for articles: Soil – our endangered food basis

Call for articles: Soil – our endangered food basis

Call for articles: Soil - our endangered food basis   The Editorial Board of the European Geologist journal (EGJ) invites you to submit articles for issue 52 of the journal, entitled ‘Soil - our endangered food basis’. The new issue of EFG’s Diamond Open Access...

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Mineral Exploration and the EU Taxonomy regulation

Mineral Exploration and the EU Taxonomy regulation

Mineral Exploration and the EU Taxonomy regulation The European Union’s taxonomy scheme is developing a listing of environmentally sustainable economic activities with a view to boosting sustainable investment practices. In this regard, the European Federation of...

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EFG contributed to FAO report on soil pollution

EFG contributed to FAO report on soil pollution

EFG contributed to FAO report on soil pollution ​  On 4 June 2021, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations released its “Global assessment of soil pollution” which addresses the extent and future trends of soil pollution and describes...

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Layman’s sample practice: geology for everyone

Layman’s sample practice: geology for everyone

The layman's sample practice of the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is a unique national practice in raw material exploration and research. Its primary purpose is to increase knowledge related to Finnish raw material resources. Therefore, the operation is quite...

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Which is your favourite ‘Legends of geoscience’ photo?

Which is your favourite ‘Legends of geoscience’ photo?

Which is your favourite 'Legends of geoscience' photo?After the first round of public voting, the 12 finalists of this year’s EAGE/EFG photo contest have now been announced: We invite you to have a look at the 12 most popular entries and cast your vote to determine...

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Questionnaire on United Nations Resource Management System

Questionnaire on United Nations Resource Management System

Questionnaire on United Nations Resource Management System  The UNECE Expert Group on Resource Management (EGRM) has developed over the years the United Nations Framework Classification of Resources (UNFC), which is a unified system for the classification of a...

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Please share your views on the evolution of our profession!

Please share your views on the evolution of our profession!

Please share your views on the evolution of our profession!   In the annual ‘EFG Employment Survey’, the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) aims at taking a snapshot of the current labour market for geologists in Europe and beyond: Which industries are...

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ESG Toolbox Conference

ESG Toolbox Conference

The Responsible Raw Materials' 2021 Annual Conference 'ESG Toolbox' will start on 10 May 2021. The event will be held over 5 days (10-14 May) and all talks will be delivered live, giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and engage in the discussions. The...

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Celebrating Earth Day 2021: #GeositesOfEurope

Celebrating Earth Day 2021: #GeositesOfEurope

Celebrating Earth Day 2021: #GeositesOfEurope  To celebrate this year’s Earth Day, the EFG Panel of Experts on Geological Heritage has selected four geosites displaying the diversity and beauty of Europe’s geological heritage. We hope you will enjoy this little...

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Results EFG Employment Survey 2020

Results EFG Employment Survey 2020

Results EFG Employment Survey 2020  The annual EFG Employment Survey aims at analysing the current labour market for geologists in Europe. The information gathered by this survey is not only useful for EFG’s work and to our national association members, but also...

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EFG at the vEGU21

EFG at the vEGU21

EFG at the vEGU21Several of the EU projects in which EFG is involved will be presented at the virtual EGU General Assembly 2021: CROWDTHERMAL EGU21-9442 | vPICO presentations | ERE2.5 CROWDTHERMAL – A vision for citizens’ empowerment in geothermal projects Gauthier...

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EFG Webinar: Natural Hydrogen Resources

EFG Webinar: Natural Hydrogen Resources

EFG Webinar: Natural Hydrogen ResourcesOn 15 April 2021, EFG organised 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 partners with H-NAT 2021

EFG partners with H-NAT 2021

EFG partners with H-NAT 2021The first global summit on natural hydrogen, H-NAT 2021, will be organised on 2-3 June 2021 in a virtual format and is a must-attend event for all energy players to discover and deepen their knowledge about this new energy source that will...

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EFG contributes to GEOTRAINET position paper

EFG contributes to GEOTRAINET position paper

EFG contributes to GEOTRAINET position paper   GeoTrainet supports the establishment of training and certification programmes for geothermal heat pump designers (those who carry out feasibility and design studies, including geology) and drillers, accompanying the...

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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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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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