Program

GSB Anniversary - Tuesday 18th January 2022

POSTPONED

GeoERA Concluding Conference - Wednesday 19th January 2022

08:45 Link Available to Join
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome
Ralph Watzel, Director BGR and President of EuroGeoSurveys, Joop Hasselman, Project Coordinator
09:10 - 09:20 GeoERA, Towards a Geological Service for Europe
Wolfgang Schneider, Policy Officer, Clean Energy Transition Unit C1, DG RTD
09:20 - 09:35 Necessity of Raw Material Information for Europe
Peter Handley, Head of Unit Energy Intensive Industries - Raw Materials, DG GROW
09:35 - 09:50 The Importance of Geological Information for Member States
Ruud Cino, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands 
09:50 - 10:10 Highlights per GeoERA Theme
Theme Coordinators
10:10- 11:35 GeoERA Results
Project Leads, 15 Virtual Stand up Presentations
11:35 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK
11:45 - 12:45 PANEL DISCUSSION
Ralph Watzel (Moderator), Director BGR and President of EuroGeoSurveys
Dr Geoff Plumlee, Chief Scientist, United States Geological Survey
Scott Foster, Director Sustainable Energy UNECE
Laura Burke, Chair Management Board European Environment Agency
Maria Vassilakou, Mission Board Climate-Neutral Cities
12:45 - 12:50 Closing Remarks
Ralph Watzel

 

Program

GSB Anniversary - Tuesday 18th January 2022

08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome and Opening - Patricia Supply, Director, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
09:40 - 09:50 Celebrating geology as a part of Science Policy - Belgian Science Policy Office
09:50 - 10:00 Be.Geology – Serving Society - Vanessa Heyvaert, Director, Geological Survey of Belgium
10:00 - 11:00 GSB as Catalyser of Earth Research
10:00-10:20 When FSIs join forces - Koen Van Noten, Royal Observatory of Belgium
10:20-10:40 Two decades of cooperation with the GSB - Jean-Marc Baele, University of Mons
10:40-11:00  Hazard research around the globe - Marc De Batist, University of Ghent
11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 Serving society as a GSB Geologist – Van Den Broeck Medal Lecture - Michiel Dusar, GSB
12:30 - 14:30 LUNCHING WITHIN A SURVEY: Walking lunch, demonstrations, tours of facilities and collections
14:30 - 15:55 Global challenges and local Surveys: responsibilities and actions
14:30-14:35  Introduction by GSB-moderator
14:35-14:50  Cross-Border Cooperation in the Low Countries - Making Political Boundaries Invisible - Michiel van der Meulen, TNO
14:50-15:05  Geology and the breadth of climate research - Slavko Solar, UNECE
15:05-15:20  European Surveys and the US Geological Survey - Ingrid Verstraeten, USGS
15:20-15:45  Moderated panel debate
15:55 - 16:00 Concluding Prospects  - Patricia Supply, RBINS
16:00 BIRTHDAY CAKEFirst cut by RBINS General Director Patricia Supply

 

GeoERA Concluding Conference - Wednesday 19th January 2022

08:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 09:25 Welcome - Ralph Watzel, Director BGR and President of EuroGeoSurveys
09:25 - 09:40 GeoERA, Towards a Geological Service for Europe
Wolfgang Schneider, Policy Officer, Clean Energy Transition Unit C1, DG RTD
09:40 - 09:55 Geological Information Supporting the Green Deal
Diederik Samson, Head of Cabinet, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans (to be confirmed)
09:55 - 10:10 Necessity of Raw Material Information for Europe
Peter Handley, Head of Unit Energy Intensive Industries - Raw Materials, DG GROW
10:10 - 10:25 The Importance of Geological Information for Member States
Sandor Gaastra, Director-General, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands (to be confirmed)
10:25 - 11:00 GeoERA Results - Joop Hasselman, Project Coordinator GeoERA
11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
Ralph Watzel (Moderator), Director BGR and President of EuroGeoSurveys
Dr Geoff Plumlee, Senior Scientist, United States Geological Survey
Scott Foster, Director Sustainable Energy UNECE
Laura Burke, Chair Management Board European Environment Agency
Elisa Vargas Amelin, Policy Officer DG Environment, Chair WG GW
Maria Vassilakou, Mission Board Climate-Neutral Cities
12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 17:30 TOUR OF THE MUSEUM - During a tour of the museum the results of GeoERA will be presented at 9 exciting locations
17:30 - 18:30 RECEPTION - All participants welcome
18:30 - 21:00 DINING AMONG THE DINOSAURS - Evening dinner within the Dinosaur Gallery of the Museum.  Please register your place at the dinner