In order to overcome the societal challenges climate change is creating while adapt to the energy transition, European and international agendas have been stressing the necessity of a shift to renewable energy, a more sustainable use of sources and the implementation of low-climate impact measures to reach the zero-net carbon goal.
However, the need for a more sustainable and effective framework for the European subsurface and its transition has not been stressed enough yet. Implementing new measures and a common understanding about subsurface and its management, including processes and linked potential, would lead to to a more secure and safe development of sustainable resources and their employment with new clean technologies.
In this context, the Geoscience, Policy, and Society (GPS) 2021 was created as a free online event concept aiming to raise awareness and discuss this pressing subject. The event is being organized by Geological Survey Organizations in Europe – BRGM, GBA, GSB and EGS, and the U.S. Geological Survey, that have been engaged in providing the needed science for improved sustainable subsurface management and policy.
The event will take place from 7-11 June 2021 and will focus on several aspects of geoscience-related themes and topics such as subsurface use, management, planning, and policy, comparing and learning from innovative science and experiences of both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Side sessions are planned between 7 and 14 June 2021 to complement these discussions by addressing more specific topics.
The GPS event will provide a networking space for policy makers, regulators, interest groups, geoscientists and representatives from industry and the research community dealing with the multiple uses and management of underground resources, and anyone with a broad interest in geoscience or any of the specific topics presented to join the discussions.
For more information about the event, please visit the dedicated website.
Moreover, for those enthusiastic about geoscience quizzes, please find the link the “Geostar Challange“, already ongoing on the GPS Twitter channel.