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EGU General Assembly 2024

April 14April 19

| Vienna, Austria

The General Assembly 2024 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will take place 14–19 April 2024 in Vienna, Austria.

The purpose of the EGU General Assembly 2024 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. It aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

Geological Service For Europe (GSEU) – Geological Applications for the EU: just a click away

The Geological Service for Europe Project aims to establish a sustainable organisation (GSE) from 2027 that will provide European institutions, academia, research organisations, national and regional policymakers, industry and citizens with up-to-date, high-quality EU/national level aggregated geoscientific information and advice about sustainable use and management of the subsurface.

At the heart of a GSE is and will be the European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI). EGDI provides access to Pan-European and national geological datasets, tools, training  and services from the Geological Survey Organisations of Europe. EGDI gives access to more than 800 map layers as well as numerous documents (reports, images, spreadsheets, etc.). The layers can be shown on maps and all the information can be searched in a free text search system.

During the GSEU Project, new components will be implemented and developed in EGDI to meet the needs of scientific users, and support research in specific areas of expertise for decision support, visualisation, Big Data approaches and the enhancement of a comprehensive Linked Data knowledge base. In addition, the IT infrastructure will be consolidated and developed to be highly scalable. The improvement of existing repositories, search system and semantic web technologies will facilitate the transition from data store to knowledge infrastructure.

Bring your own laptop to our sessions and try out EGDI for yourselves. For more information and detailed program, here.


Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) – Union Symposium “The EU Critical Raw Materials Act – How geoscientists can directly inform European policy and regulation”

GSI is convening a Union Symposium Session during the EGU 2024. The session is focused on the Critical Raw Materials Act and on how geoscientist can contribute to reaching the Act benchmarks and policy decision.

Union Symposium “The EU Critical Raw Materials Act – How geoscientists can directly inform European policy and regulation”. Achieving the CRM Act benchmarks will require (i) Creating secure and resilient EU critical raw materials supply chains; (ii) Ensuring that the EU can mitigate supply risks, (iii) Investing in research, innovation and skills and (iv) Protecting the environment by improving circularity and sustainability of critical raw materials, (v) strengthening international partnerships.

Under the Act, EU countries will be required to identify and quantify their mineral resources, including virgin materials and potential waste streams. European geoscientists across all areas of research and resource assessment will need to develop new, more efficient, tools, data and data products to support the Act. These will also need to be widely shared and implemented to deliver European-wide resource estimates. Critically, this work will require collaboration with economists, environmental scientists, policymakers and social and behavioural scientists.

This Union Symposium aims to identify the role of geoscientists in delivering the CRM Act for Europe. Discussion will focus on how we can build on previous research, infrastructure and data, and aims to identify new opportunities under collaborative programmes such as Horizon Europe.

Expert panelists include: Mr Gabriel Nievoll, DG Grow, European Commission; Dr Christoph Poinssot, Deputy CEO Geological Survey of France (BRGM) & EuroGeoSurveys; Priv. Doz. Dr. Simona Regenspurg, GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potzdam; Dr Karen Hanghoj, Director British Geological Survey. The Union Symposium will take place on Monday 15th of April 10h45 to 12h30 (CEST), Room E1 at Vienna Congress Centre.

For more information, check the EGU 2024 website, here.


April 14
April 19
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Vienna, Austria