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The participant of the EAGE/EFG photo contest 2015 writes about her photo: "The photo "Observation is the foundation of Geosciences" was made during field works, carried out for my dissertation (in spheres of geoelectrochemistry and SP-methods for PGE prospecting optimisation) in Central Urals, near the Kachkanar mountain."

Welcome to GeoNews October...

...This month we invite you to participate in the INTRAW Workshop "Future scenarios on mineral raw materials provision" that will be held on 30 November 2016 in Brussels. We also inform you that the EFG/UNFC workshop originally scheduled for November 2016 has been postponed to 9 and 10 February 2017.

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

News from EFG & its members

New date - EFG/UNFC workshop: International cooperation on natural resources:
geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals

Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium, 9 (afternoon) and 10 (full day) February 2017
Co-organisers: EFG, UNECE
Aim: This conference will foster the convergence of terminology and the comparability/compatibility of data, thus contributing to the creation of a solid European Knowledge Database on mineral and energy resources. Such harmonization is equally important to government policymakers and to companies and regulators within the energy and minerals industries, including the users and providers of data on energy and minerals reserves and resources and renewable energy. UNFC will be reviewed, including its potential for application in Europe and beyond and its relationship with other classification and public reporting systems.
Audience – who should attend? The conference provides a unique opportunity to advance a transparent and harmonized classification framework for fossil and renewable energy sources and minerals in a cross-disciplinary environment, including EU policymakers, UN representatives, international energy experts, national government officials, academics, energy and minerals company executives, as well as finance, industry and environment experts.

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EFG Projects | INTRAW Workshop: Future scenarios on mineral raw materials provision
Brussels, Belgium, 30 November 2016, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The INTRAW Consortium is co-organising a workshop in the framework of the Raw materials week (Brussels, 28 November – 2 December 2016 organised by European Commission, DG Growth). In this workshop participants will be invited to comment and elaborate on three different possible futures for global raw materials provisioning in 2050. Read more

EFG Projects | INTRAW – Second joint panels of experts workshop on international raw materials cooperation
The experts involved in the EU-funded INTRAW project gathered in Cornwall (UK) from 5 to 7 October 2016 for their second workshop in order to provide the project consortium with suggestions on how to enhance the European Union’s International Observatory for Raw Materials that will be launched by the end of the project’s lifetime. 
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EFG Projects | CHPM 2030 – Second consortium meeting and meeting with the advisory board members
The 2nd Consortium Meeting and the first meeting with the CHPM2030 Advisory Board members were organised from 12 to 14 October 2016 in Älvkarleby, Sweden. The project partners evaluated the work done so far and made a detailed planning for the following year. The Advisory Board provided precious input for the further development of the project. 
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European Institutions
Consultation on the Evaluation of Directive 2009/119/EC imposing an obligation on Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products
Deadline for participation: 11 November 2016 Read more
Consultation on the Interim evaluation of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Deadline for participation: 20 November 2016 Read more
AGU fall meeting 2016
San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2016 Read more

EGU General Assembly 2017 Read more
Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 11 January 2017

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

Panels of Experts



Raw Materials Week
Brussels, Belgium, 28 November – 2 December  Read more
29 November: "6th EU-US-Japan Trilateral Conference on Critical Raw Materials" (on invitation only)
30 November (morning): "Education and training as a vehicle to improve competitiveness and business creation", a half day event co-organized with the EIT Raw Materials.
30 November (afternoon): "Horizon 2020 Brokerage event"
1 December: "4th annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials".

Mines and technology
London, UK, 29 November – 1 December 2016 Read more
MIN-GUIDE Annual Conference
Brussels, Belgium, 2 December 2016 Read more
25th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey
Antalya, Turkey, 11-14 April 2017 Read more

Article on "Reporting Exploration Results and Mineral Resources for lithium mineralised pegmatites" in the September edition of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists Newsletter (page 32) Download AIG Newsletter


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


Brazil International Renewable Energy Congress
7-10 November 2016, São Paulo, Brazil Read more
Geotherm 2017
Offenburg, Germany, 15-16 February 2016 Read more
A reduction applies for all European Geologists. Please contact the EFG office for more information.  

Press release: UNFC is now applicable to geothermal energy resources Read more

UNFC now applicable for storage of CO2 Read more


Seventh Annual Meeting of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction
Helsinki, Finland, 3-5 October 2016
Cultural Heritage - Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Lisbon, Portugal, 3-4 November 2016 Read more


My Earth science educator story
The ‘My Earth science educator story’ project has been instigated to encourage experienced Earth science educators to write up their stories specifically to inform and inspire the next generation. 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

Jobs & Training

Belgium | PhD or Postdoc 
PhD or Postdoc Position at KU Leuven: Soil Moisture Data Assimilation
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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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