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This photo was taken in the field camp in Manisa/Turkey in June, 2014. Within the field camp, which is part of the undergraduate program of geophysical engineering at İstanbul Technical University, most of the geophysical measurements are taken as resistivity measurement shown in this photo.

Welcome to GeoNews August...

...This month we invite you to save the date of the EFG/UNFC workshop on "International cooperation on natural resources" that will be held in Brussels on 17 and 18 November 2016.  

Are you in a hurry? Then scroll directly to News from EFG & its members; One day in EuropeEurGeol of the month; Miscellaneous; Panels of Experts or Jobs & Training

News from EFG & its members

Save the date - EFG/UNFC workshop: International cooperation on natural resources: geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance and policy making
Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium, 17 and 18 November 2016
Co-organisers: EFG, UNECE, PERC, European Commission, Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences
In collaboration with: African Union and EuroGeoSurveys
Audience: This workshop is directed to policy officials from the EU and Member States, alongside with professional geoscientists working in companies, geological surveys, governments and research centres active on mineral exploration, oil and gas, CCS and geothermal energy.
Programme: During the first day the natural resources classification systems and the role of Competent Persons will be introduced. On the second day four sessions will cover the UNFC areas relevant for geoscientists: Minerals, Oil and Gas, CCS and Geothermal Energy.

Pre-register now by sending an email to

EAGE/EFG photo contest: vote now on your favourite photo! Read more

BDG, Germany | 2nd Meggener Days of Natural Resources
Lennestadt, Germany, 14-16 September 2016
The programme of this event is available here. On 16 September a Conference Day on Water and Geothermal Energy will be organised in the framework of the EU-funded KINDRA project in which EFG participates.

One day in Europe: Sweden

One Day in Europe is a feature of EFG’s monthly newsletter GeoNews. Each month we travel to one of EFG’s national membership associations and discover their main activities and challenges. In August we visited Sweden. The Geological Section (Geosektionen) is an independent, non-profit organisation within the Swedish Association of Scientists confederation. Its aims are to represent the geology profession at a national level and to promote the professional development of geoscientists. EFG delegate Pia Hansson answered our questions. Read more

EurGeol of the month

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 talked to Andrea Gillarduzzi, member of the Geological Society of London (GSL). He is a geotechnical engineer and engineering geologist with over 18 years of international experience, working for consultants and contractors and as researcher, predominantly of large scale, high profile building and infrastructure projects. Read more


European Institutions
Mid-term evaluation of the LIFE Programme
Deadline for participation: 9 September 2016 Read more

35th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission
Trieste, Italy, 4-10 September 2016 Read more
88th National Congress of the Italian Geological Society
Naples, Italy, 7-9 September 2016 Read more
H2020 Energy Efficiency Info Day
Brussels, Belgium, 19 September 2016 Read more
2nd Virtual Geoscience Conference (VGC 2016) 
Bergen, Norway, 22-23 September 2016 
Read more
SEG 2016 Conference: Tethyan Tectonics and Metallogeny
Çesme, Izmir, Turkey, 25-28 September 2016 Read more

INSPIRE Conference 2016
Barcelona, Spain, 26-30 September 2016 Read more
AGU fall meeting 2016
San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2016 Read more
96ème congrès : des territoires à l’Europe : construire ensemble les transitions environnementales (French)
Liège, Belgium, 6-9 June 2017 Read more
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 September 2016

IUGS Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG2018)
Vancouver, Canada, 16-21 June 2018 Read more
Call for sessions now open!

Panels of Experts


1st Copernicus thematic workshop on raw materials "Raw Materials and Copernicus"
Brussels, Belgium, 5 September 2016 Read more
First Vision Zero (VIZE) Europe conference
Georg Agricola University, Bochum, Germany, 7-9 September 2016 Read more
Save the date: Minatura2020 Pan-European workshop
Stockholm, Sweden, 7-9 September 2016 Read more about MINATURA2020
XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress IMPC
Québec (CA), 11-15 September 2016  Read more
EU COST Action “Mining the European Anthroposphere (MINEA)
Free Workshop on Technologies for material recovery from landfills and mining residues
Novi Sad, Serbia, 22-23 September 2016 Read more
Mines and technology
London, UK, 29 November – 1 December 2016 Read more
Enquire now about speaking opportunities!
25th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey
Antalya, Turkey, 11-14 April 2017 Read more
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 28 October 2016


43rd IAH Congress
Montpellier, France, 25-29 September 2016 Read more
15th Water-Rock Interaction International Symposium 2016 - WRI-15 2016
Evora, Portugal, 16-21 October 2016 Read more
EWA Brussels Days: 12th EWA Brussels Conference “EU Policy and Sustainable Development” and EWA EU Policy Seminar
Brussels, Belgium, 8-9 November 2015 Read more
3rd edition of the course: Specialist on research and recovery of groundwater and contaminated soils (Spanish)
Online course, 3 October 2016 – 15 April 2017 Read more


H2020 Energy Efficiency Info Day
Brussels, Belgium, 19 September 2016 Read more
European Geothermal Congress
Strasbourg, France, 19-24 September 2016 Read more
Brazil International Renewable Energy Congress
7-10 November 2016, São Paulo, Brazil Read more
Geotherm 2017
Offenburg, Germany, 15-16 February 2016 Read more
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 9 September 2016
A reduction applies for all European Geologists. Please contact the EFG office for more information.  


Cultural Heritage - Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Lisbon, Portugal, 3-4 November 2016 Read more


Call for participation: The EFG Panel of Experts on Education is currently carrying out an online survey to assess the role and state of geology in public education in Europe.
You are invited to fill in the survey here
Geological Boot Camp
Tremp, Catalonia, Spain, 4-9 September 2016
The Geological Boot Camp provides participants with an over­view of integrated play modelling as typically used for explora­tion and development of georesources. Geological models of a key area in the southern Pyrenees will be constructed almost directly at an outcrop face. Most of the input data required will be measured directly at the outcrop while the remaining data will be supplied in the form of seismic sections and well logs. It is a great opportunity for students and young professionals who have not been on the field and not had the opportunity to work in real situations to bring geological theory into practice together. | Read more

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France | Internship with UNESCO
Internship in UNESCO's Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction
Paris, France 
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