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...EFG highlights several relevant calls for abstracts for EGU2016 and the 35th IGC. We also invite you to read the interview with EurGeol Francisco Igualada, Senior Mining Specialist at the World Bank, who talks about his international career. 

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

On behalf of all the EFG staff we wish you a joyful Christmas and holiday season and a very happy New Year. To accompany the holiday season we introduce you the CD-book TIERRA (EARTH) that links music, word and geology. The EFG office will be closed from Wednesday, 23 December 2015, to Thursday, 7 January 2016.

News from EFG & its members

European Geologist Journal call for articles "Sustainable land use: How geology can contribute": The Editor-in-Chief of European Geologist invites you to submit article proposals for issue 41 of the Journal. We expect contributions related to the topic. Please send your article proposal (name of the author(s), title of the article and a short abstract of about 10 lines) by 15 January 2016 to staff and layout editor Anita Stein (anita.stein@eurogeologists.eu) and cc to the Editor-in-Chief (eva.hartai@eurogeologists.eu). The Editorial Board of EGJ will decide about the acceptance of the articles and selected articles shall be submitted in their full version by 15 March 2016. The articles will be peer reviewed and also reviewed by a native English speaker. You may find the guidelines for authors at http://eurogeologists.eu/journal/.

EFG projects | KINDRA hydrogeology workshop, Sevilla, Spain, 5 February 2016: 
The hydrogeology workshop to be held in November 2015 in Brussels had to be postponed due to the maximum security alert level in Brussels. As a matter of consequence, the programme will be reduced to a one-day orientation workshop for KINDRA's national experts. Read more

EAGE/EFG Photo Contest Calendar 2016 “Geoscientists at work”: This desk calendar includes the top-12 pictures of the 2015 photo contest. The calendar features some amazing images including a volcano, the desert, a geyser and other special geological structures. All photos were taken by EAGE and EFG members. Read more

EurGeol of the month

This month we interview Francisco Igualada, Senior Mining Specialist at the World Bank. He has 30 years of technical, managerial and executive experience in leading large multidisciplinary project teams on multiple programs providing strategic direction in different countries, companies and organisations. He is working as resident geosciences technical expert on cadaster, project/asset valuation, geological assessments, mineral exploration, geochemical & geophysical surveys, geo-spatial databases/geological mapping and GIS/3D modeling. Read more

Miscellaneous

2016 EGU Annual meeting
Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016  Read more

Relevant call for abstracts: 
Session ERE6.2 - Recent innovations in science and policy towards a sustainable mineral development future  
Convener: Christopher Keane, Co-Conveners: Vitor Correia, Maeve Boland Read more

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 13 January 2015

35th International Geological Congress
Cape Town, South Africa, 27 August – 4 September 2016 Read more

Some relevant calls for abstracts: 

Theme: Global Geoscience Professionalism and Geoethics
Sessions promoted by the IUGS Task Group on Global Geoscience Professionalism (TG-GGP):
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES IN GEOSCIENCE
ETHICAL PRACTICE IN GEOSCIENCE
INCONVENIENT TRUTHS: ETHICAL DILEMMAS FOR GEOSCIENTISTS IN PROTECTING AND INFORMING THE PUBLIC 
Session convened by EFG External Relations Officer Tamás Hamor:
GEOLOGY, THE REGULATED DISCIPLINE - EMBEDDING INTO SOCIETY AND ECONOMY BY LEGISLATION

Read more

Theme: Resourcing Future Generations

Session: DEVELOPING EUROPE'S INTERNATIONAL OBSERVATORY FOR RAW MATERIALS 
Convenership: EFG President Vítor Correia
Session: GEOETHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON MEETING THE RESOURCE NEEDS OF FUTURE 
Convenership: Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG), Nic Bilham (GSL), Vitor Correia (EFG), Luca Demicheli (EGS)

Read more

General deadline for submitting abstracts: 31 January 2016 
How to submit an abstract
European Institutions
Public consultation: Streamlining monitoring and reporting obligations in environment policy 
Deadline for participation: 10 February 2016Read more

State of the Energy Union Report released Read more
European Commission adopted a Circular Economy Package Read more

Events
32nd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting
Helsinki, Finland, 13-15 January 2016 
Read more
2nd EU Energy Policy Summit – What developments for EU Energy Policy in the wake of "COP21"
Brussels, Belgium, 23 February 2016 
Read more
World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED)
Wels, Austria, 24-26 February 2016 
Read more

Panels of Experts

European Institutions

EFG attended European Parliament work session on Responsible Mining
Brussels, Belgium, 1 December 2015 Read more
 
Events
International Mining Forum 2016
Krakow, Poland, 23-27 February 2016 Read more
Save the date: STONCHANGE 2016 - International Dimension Stones Conference
Marina di Carrara, Italy, 16-17 June 2016
This event is supported by EFG and CNG.

News
ERA-MIN, the network on the industrial handling of raw materials for European industries issues its video presentation View it here

Publications

Science for Environment Policy thematic issue: Soil and Water: a larger perspective Read more

Events

Save the date: Next EIP Water Conference 
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 10 February 2016 Read more
Online course: Investigation and recovery of groundwater and contaminated soil (Spanish)
Start: 1 March 2016 Read more
 

European Institutions 
Public consultation: Preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020 Read more


Open call 

Under a newly announced EU-Mexico geothermal research cooperation program, activities on EGS research can now be proposed. Read more

Events

76th Session of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management
Geneva, Switzerland, 14-15 December 2015 Read more
UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
Geneva, Switzerland, 27-29 January 2016 Read more
European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium 2016
Prague, Czech Republic, 9-13 May 2016 Read more
Adaptation Futures 2016 
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 10-13 May 2016 Read more
10th International Conference on Risk Analysis
Crete, Greece, 25-27 May 2016 Read more
Call for abstracts now open
Summer school “Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life”
Azores, Portugal 23 August – 1 September 2016  Read more
Deadline for applications is 15 March 2016

Publications

Review of damage-reducing measures for floods | Read more

Jobs & Training

La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies (LPRC) has three open positions to be filled:

  • Raw materials technology analyst | Read more
  • Raw materials expert in robotics R&D | Read more
  • Raw materials Young Entrepreneurs programme | Read more

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. | Read more
 
Specialist in coal mining for a project in Dubai. Coal mining operations (specifically kick start a coal mine) and experience in valuing coal mines (specifically in Indonesia)". Please contact careers@bgtconsultinggroup.com for more information.

Sibelco has a vacancy for a Senior Geotechnical Geologist or Engineer. Possible locations could be Maastricht (NL), Ransbach-Baumbach (GY), Compiegne (FR), Moro (SP), Sandbach or Newton Abbott (UK). | Read more 

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