The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conference is the principal event for sharing knowledge, scientific research and good practice in the field of applied geology within the UK minerals industry. It brings together extractive industry, academia, consultancy and other interest groups.
The next conference will be held from 11th to 14th June 2014 at the University of St. Andrews (Fife, Scotland) and will include 2–days of presentations plus pre- and post-conference field trips. This will be a joint conference with the Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals.
The first call for papers is now out with abstracts due by the end of November 2014 – for further information see the EIG Newsletter.
For further information please contact the EIG conference chairman Clive Mitchell.
CITE 2014 will provide the UK s transport, construction, utilities and communications infrastructure sector with a platform to meet, discuss, learn about and progress the critical areas which have been highlighted by the Government as a key area of growth for the UK economy and vital to enable the country to compete effectively in the modern world.
CITE will be co-located with Infrarail – a successful Rail Infrastructure exhibition that has been established for over twenty years.
The Oxford Colloquium is organised by the Oxford Geology Group (OGG) in partnership with the Geologists’ Association (GA) The University of Oxford Earth Science Department and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH). The Oxford Colloquium follows a simple, tried and tested recipe of six presentations given in one day in the OUMNH lecture theatre. Distinguished speakers give illustrated lectures on topics drawn from across the Earth sciences.
John Ludden s talk: The Neoporoterozoic: planet in flux & a frontier for research and resources.
The other speakers: Prof David Bridgland (Durham), Prof Jenny Clack (Cambridge), Prof Gideon Henderson (Oxford), Prof Chris MacLeod (Cardiff), Prof Iain Stewart (Plymouth).
It is essential to buy a ticket in advance. Coffee served from 09.30. Lectures begin at 10.00 and end at 17.00.
The conference takes place in Edinburgh from 5-8 January and celebrates the 50th anniversary of VMSG meetings. Highlights this year include:
Hosted at the BGS Keyworth
The Annual General Meeting 2013 of the Near Surface Geophysics Group of the Geological Society (NSGG) will take place on Thursday 5th December 2013 at 12 noon at the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Keyworth, Nottingham. All interested GeolSoc members are warmly invited to attend.
Nominations for new Committee members are sought for election at the AGM, particularly from student members – please forward to the NSGG Secretary (Rebecca.Furner@scottishcanals.co.uk) up to 1 week before the AGM.
The AGM will be held during the NSGG meeting on “The Application of Geophysical Methods in UK Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Risk Management”. Further details and registration under: http://www.nsgg.org.uk/meetings/
One of the main legacies of military activity in the UK is the continuing presence of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). This could relate to enemy action, military training or historical disposal of ordnance, and as a result there is a risk of encountering UXO in many parts of the UK. Thousands of UXO items are recovered each year due to construction activity, ground works, surface erosion or planned clearance activity. Growing awareness of the risk by all stakeholders has led to increased demand for UXO risk management services, including desk-based studies, geophysical detection surveys, UXO intrusive investigation and disposal management.
This one day event will showcase the latest research and best practice being applied in UXO detection and classification in the UK, and demonstrate the influence of this work on overall UXO risk management. By providing a forum for discussing the capabilities of geophysical methods and the communication of results, the meeting will promote transparency and understanding among practitioners and clients.
Presentations and posters are sought focussing on the following general themes:
A call for abstracts is now open and abstracts can be submitted online at:https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nsgguxo2013
The deadline for abstract submission is 20th September 2013.
We hope to attract high quality presentations relating to magnetic, electromagnetic and other methods of UXO detection. While the meeting will focus on UXO risk management in a UK context, presentations with non UK themes will also be welcomed as examples of best practice and/or related experiences and problems.
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Please contact email@example.com or contact one of the convenors directly. The event will be promoted on Twitter using the hashtag #NSGG
BGS will have a stand at this event. Please visit us to find out more about our current work and data products.