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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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MINEX Europe 2020: a fully virtual event

MINEX Europe 2020: a fully virtual event

EFG partners with MINEX Europe  ​Europe’s Mining in Critical Times and Beyond At the time of unprecedented concerns about the future, let us remind ourselves that the mining industry serves the fundamental needs of our society by providing materials for building...

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Introducing EFGeoMentoring

Introducing EFGeoMentoring

EFGeoMentoring: EFG is extending its current early career mentoring programme and is from now on offering mentoring and coaching services to mid-career and senior geoscience professionals.

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RockCheck application rocks the world

RockCheck application rocks the world

RockCheck app: The educational tool for the identification of rocks. Fig. 1 – Application RockCheck is an educational tool for the identification of rocks. Almost every kid and many adults are fascinated by rocks. They collect them from trips and keep them at home...

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Results EFG Employment Survey 2019

Results EFG Employment Survey 2019

Results EFG Employment Survey 2019  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 Employment Survey 2020

EFG Employment Survey 2020

EFG Employment Survey 2020In our annual ‘EFG Employment Survey’, we aim at taking a snapshot of the current labour market for geologists in Europe and beyond: Which industries are professional geologists working? What is their current employment state and security? Do...

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Forum for Industrial Minerals: the economic geology meetings

Forum for Industrial Minerals: the economic geology meetings

The present-day trilateral economic geologists’ meeting named “Forum for Industrial Minerals” (Forum pro nerudy) was established in 1977. Its establishment was the initiative of prof. Miloš Kužvart (*1928 †2012) and his colleagues from the Charles University in Prague...

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EFG presents its Annual Report for 2019

EFG presents its Annual Report for 2019

EFG presents its Annual Report for 2019  EFG is glad to present its Annual Report for 2019 which introduces the Federation’s main activities throughout the past year. The Report is structured around the six strategic action areas of the EFG Strategic...

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EFG projects @ #shareEGU20

EFG projects @ #shareEGU20

EFG projects @ #shareEGU20Several of the EU projects in which EFG is involved are included in the online programme of the EGU General Assembly. The authors will be available to answer your questions during the chat timeslot of each session. INFACT: Modelling of...

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Introducing RohstoffWissen

Introducing RohstoffWissen

The non-profit organisation "RohstoffWissen!" (translated: knowledge of raw materials) has been founded on 15 May 2018 in Berlin as a response to a vivid problem in Germany and even in Europe: All projects which include any underground interferences meet public...

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EFGeoBlog – EFG welcomes your contributions!

EFGeoBlog – EFG welcomes your contributions!

The EFGeoBlog welcomes guest posts from our National Associations, our Panels of Experts, and from external contributors who would like to present recent research or professional developments in the field of geosciences.

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Interview Nikolaos Koukouzas

Interview Nikolaos Koukouzas

Interview with Nikolaos Koukouzas Coordinator of the EFG Panel of Experts on CCSEFG’s Panels of Experts (PE) have been set up to provide high quality advice and information to the European institutions, to international NGO’s and to other global professional...

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EuroWorkshop and PERC seminar in Bor cancelled

EuroWorkshop and PERC seminar in Bor cancelled

EuroWorkshop and PERC seminar in Bor cancelled   Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the Board of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) has decided to cancel the EuroWorkshop and the PERC seminar originally scheduled for 20 to 22 May 2020 in Bor,...

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Obituary Gunnar Hultquist

Obituary Gunnar Hultquist

Obituary Gunnar Hultquist  EFG past president Gunnar Hultquist passed away on 12th February 2020 of renal failure. The funeral ceremony took place in March 2020, close to Uppsala. Gunnar Hultquist was born in Stockholm on 10 May 1944. He moved to Uppsala in his...

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Vote now for your favourite ‘Legends of geoscience’ pic!

Vote now for your favourite ‘Legends of geoscience’ pic!

Vote now for your favourite ‘Legends of geoscience’ pic!   ​​Submissions to the EAGE/EFG photo contest are now closed - thank you for submitting your entries! EAGE members and members of EFG’s National Associations now have the opportunity to cast their vote...

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ROBOMINERS is launching its video!

ROBOMINERS is launching its video!

Discover now the new ROBOMINERS video!   The ROBOMINERS video has been launched at the occasion of the project's presence at the EU booth at PDAC. Watch it here! ROBOMINERS is a project funded under the European Union’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon...

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