GeoERA Concluding Conference & 125th Anniversary of the Geological Survey of Belgium

UPDATE: 23 December 2021

Yesterday (22 December 2021), the Belgian authorities made the decision that indoor events such as congresses and conferences may not take place in-person until the end of January 2022.

The organisers of the planned event in Brussels deeply regret this situation, but also understand the necessity of this decision. As a result, the following actions will take place:

  • The anniversary of the Belgian Geological Survey will be postponed until a later time this summer. Further information will be made available nearer the time.
  • The GeoERA sessions will take place digitally as originally planned and to the existing timetable. You will be informed about any adjustments to the programme very soon.
  • Those who have registered and paid for dinner will receive a refund.  Please allow some time for these to be actioned.

We hope that you will still be able to join us digitally on the 19th January 2022

19 January 2022

Online Only

GeoERA Concluding Conference

On Wednesday 19th January, we will be marking the end of the GeoERA project.  The GeoERA ERA-Net on “Establishing the European Geological Surveys Research Area to deliver a Geological Service for Europe” was established in 2017, bringing together 47 national and regional Geological Survey Organisations from 32 European countries to collaborate in a joint geoscientific research programme, the first of its kind in Europe. For more information on GeoERA, please visit the GeoERA website.

With the projects now publishing their final results, a Concluding Conference will be held to showcase the achievements and discuss the impacts this degree of pan-European collaboration by national scientific institutes can have on political, scientific and social levels, and how geoscientific knowledge and data can contribute towards the goals of the European Green Deal.

This event will hear from EU and national representatives on the importance of geoscientific knowledge, data and information to policy and decision-making processes. Given that geology has no borders, we will also discuss the needs for and potential role of a future Geological Service for Europe with a panel of distinguished speakers. 

To book your place on this event, please fill in the form.

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