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

 

GeoERA - Feedback from Stakeholders - Thursday 20th January 2022

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome
Ralph Watzel, Director BGR and President of EuroGeoSurveys
Renata Barros, Researcher at the Geological Survey of Belgium, Moderator
09:10 - 10:10 Geological Service for Europe as a Foundation to the Green Deal - Panel Discussion
GeoERA and the CSA want to contribute to the foundation of the Green Deal. What are the expectations? What recommendations can be given? Each of the stakeholders will give feedback from their own perspective of raw materials, geo-energy or groundwater.
Moderator: Renata Barros, Researcher at the Geological Survey of Belgium
Robert Holnsteiner, Head of Department Federal, Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Austria
Gerdi Breembroek, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Olivier Bouc, Scientific Officer, French National Research Agency
10:20 - 11:20 Geological Information from a User Perspective - Panel Discussion
What geological information is needed from the perspective of the various users? What adjustments are needed to move from a national/regional user group to a European user base?
Moderator: Renata Barros, Researcher at the Geological Survey of Belgium
Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera, Program Manager International Seabed Authority Jamaica
Philippe Quevauviller, Policy Officer, DG Home
Hari Tulsidas, Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE
11:30 - 12:30 Positioning of the Geological Service for Europe - Panel Discussion
The added value of geological information on a regional, national and European scale also influences the way in which the Geological Service for Europe can best be organised. How can it best be positioned? Are there any inspiring examples?
Moderator: Renata Barros, Researcher at the Geological Survey of Belgium
Riikka Aaltonen, Senior Adviser, Mineral Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs Finland
Ruud Cino, MT member Ministry of Economic Affairs the Netherlands
Rolf Kuby Director Euromines
12:30 - 12:35 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
10:00 - 10:20
10:20 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:00
GSB as Catalyser of Earth Research
When FSIs join forces - Koen Van Noten, Royal Observatory of Belgium
Two decades of cooperation with the GSB - Jean-Marc Baele, University of Mons
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
14:30 - 14:35
14:35 - 14:50
14:50 - 15:05
15:05 - 15:20
15:20 - 15:45
Global challenges and local Surveys: responsibilities and actions
Introduction by GSB-moderator
Cross-Border Cooperation in the Low Countries - Making Political Boundaries Invisible - Michiel van der Meulen, TNO
Geology and the breadth of climate research - Slavko Solar, UNECE
European Surveys and the US Geological Survey - Ingrid Verstraeten, USGS
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

 

Directors' Workshop - Thursday 20th January 2022

09:00 - 10:00 Geological Survey for Europe as a Foundation to the Green Deal - Panel Discussion
GeoERA and the CSA want to contribute to the foundation of the Green Deal. What are the expectations? What recommendations can be given? Each of the stakeholders will give feedback from their own perspective of raw materials, geo-energy or groundwater.
Robert Holnsteiner, Head of Department Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria
Gerdi Breembroek, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Olivier Bouc, Scientific Officer, French National Research Agency
10:00 - 11:00 Geological Information from a User Perspective - Panel Discussion
What geological information is needed from the perspective of the various users? What adjustments are needed to move from a national/regional user group to a European user base?
Ulrich Schwarz-Schampera, Program Manager International Seabed Authority Jamaica
Philippe Quevauviller, Policy Officer, DG Home
Hari Tulsidas, Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE
11:00 - 12:00 Positioning of the Geological Service for Europe - Panel Discussion
The added value of geological information on a regional, national and European scale also influences the way in which the Geological Service for Europe can best be organised. How can it best be positioned? Are there any inspiring examples?
Riikka Aaltonen, Senior Adviser, Mineral Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs Finland
Ruud Cino, MT member Ministry of Economic Affairs the Netherlands
Guglielmo di Cola, Member of Cabinet of the EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
Rolf Kuby Director Euromines
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 15:00 EVALUATION OF STAKEHOLDERS' FEEDBACK