Events diary

Lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops presented by BGS, or hosted at a BGS site. For past events view events as calendar


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The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference is one of the longest running and keenly anticipated events in the UK minerals calendar. Organised by a passionate volunteer band of professionals representing all aspects of the industry, this is one conference that anyone connected to UK minerals should not miss!

The 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. This event is for geo-professionals associated with the extraction of industrial rocks and minerals, including those involved in geology, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, restoration and after-use, reserves and resources and quarry design and planning.

The 2018 conference includes two days of presentations on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September at Durham University. It is preceded and followed by field excursions to local and regional extractive industry sites on Wednesday 12th and Saturday 15th September.

Convenor: Nick Horsley

Email: nick.horsley@mineralproducts.org

Website: www.eigconferences.com



12th – 14th Sep 2018

GSA 2018
Field Trip submission deadline 1 December 2017.
Sessions and Short Courses deadline 1 February 2018.
Abstract Deadline 14 August 2018.
Meeting Dates 4-7 November 2018 Indianapolis, Indiana.


4th – 7th Nov 2018

Geol Soc logo

'Role of geological science in the decarbonisation of power production, heat, transport and industry'.
In the UK and elsewhere, decarbonisation of power production, industry, transport and heating to meet climate change targets is a major challenge, and one that intrinsically involves the subsurface and geoscience.

This major conference will examine the role that geoscience will play including in energy storage, batteries, carbon abatement and heat production.

The conference will host national experts from industry, academia, and government to look at the geological and reservoir engineering aspects of the problem. The main objective will be to identify the high level barriers to progress and the main science questions – and begin a roadmap to solve the problems.



21st – 23rd Jan 2019

Geological Society

4D Subsurface Modelling: Predicting the Future

The Geological Society, Burlington House 20–21 February 2019

As geoscientists, we strive for an integrated view of the Earth beneath our feet. Yet, barriers are created by technical disciplines, prevailing methods and data availability. This unique workshop examines what can be gained from building shared models through time and how challenges that lie in their way can be overcome.

Call for abstracts deadline: 30th September 2018



20th – 21st Feb 2019