If you have been following this year’s race, you know selection was tough but two EAGE communities distinguished themselves for their outstanding work: Local Chapter Netherlands (Best Local Chapter of 2023) and the IPN Mexico Student Chapter (Best Student Chapter of 2023). And before 2023 is over, these winning Chapters have one final surprise in store, and you are all invited to join!
Earlier this year we invited them to work together on a collaborative online talk on a topic that makes them both passionate about and has deep implications for the future of geoscience in their respective countries. We trust many more will find the meeting interesting as they chose mineral exploration.
Minerals – particularly critical ones – are essential ingredients for the energy transition and an exciting area for geoscientists, where technologies and practices are developing quickly. Feven Desta, Assistant Professor at TU Delft, Netherlands, will be sharing her expertise on this during the webinar. In her own words:
“Everything around us is built up out of minerals, the buildings we work in, our phones, our daily lives are founded on minerals. So, we need minerals, we need extraction, and we need to do it environmentally friendly”.
We will also hear from Chris Nind, Vice-President Business Development at Abitibi Geophysics, Canada, who is also a member of the EAGE Technical Committee on Mineral Exploration Geophysics.
“Success will require integration of geology, geophysics and geochemistry, making use of our entire mineral exploration toolkit to improve significant discovery rates.”
– Chris Nind
On top of that, it will be inspiring to see two of EAGE’s most active communities connect to host a technical discussion and share best practices in the process, as well as advice – from more experienced members to the next generation of geoscientists and engineers.
Both groups have already had a tremendous journey, having started in the midst of the pandemic and already set important milestones, so we all look forward to this partnership coming into place on 30 November at 17:00 – 18:00 CET | 10:00 – 11:00 CST. Will you join?
EAGE communities are active all over the world. Make sure to join or renew your membership to stay connected with them and a world of benefits in 2024. We also invite you to keep your EAGE affiliations – with Local Chapters, Special Interest and Technical Communities, and Circles – updated to help our offering meet your interests.