In an interview published in First Break August, Jean-Marc Rodriguez, EAGE President (2022-2023), talks about the upcoming challenges and opportunities for the Association. He states that “EAGE needs to change” in order to contribute towards Energy Transition and to keep supporting the geoscientists and engineers’ professional development.
Regarding clean energy alternatives, he highlights the potential of green hydrogen technologies, as well as of the development of carbon capture and storage. These are topics that young members are looking to be part of.
On the other hand, the changing professional landscape requires EAGE to keep evolving, offering high quality events and education programmes that fit members’ expectations and emerging trends. Cooperating with sister societies will also be helpful to overcome this challenge, especially to serve our members in Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Rodriguez also explains that sharing knowledge and data across geographical borders, fostering collaboration between industries and among subsurface stakeholders, will lead to jobs, investment and economic growth.