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Extractive Industry Geology Conference returns

The Peter Chalk Centre

EIG conference to take place live and in person at University of Exeter from 6–8 July 2022

AFTER a four-year hiatus due to the restrictions brought about by the Covid pandemic, the Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conference organizing committee has confirmed that the University of Exeter EIG event is happening live and in person for three days from 6–8 July 2022.

The conference programme includes a total of 32 full papers covering the usual wide range of relevant topics, and three additional workshop presentations.

The prestigious Ansel Dunham Lecture will be given by Dr Karen Hanghøj, director of the British Geological Survey, who will be talking about ‘Critical Mineral Resources for the Energy Transition’.

To complement that theme, and as a new direction this year, there will be a major plenary session on ‘Climate Change and Minerals’ at the start of Day 2, looking at what the industry needs to do (and is already doing) to help minimize and adapt to climate change.

Another new feature will be the ‘Back to Basics’ workshop session, intended primarily for early career geologists, but also of interest to others who may wish to broaden or refresh their expertise on things such as mineral exploration, groundwater issues, and quarry design.

Other topics to be covered this year will range from the perennial subjects of geotechnics, resources, and hydrogeology, to the resource implications of Biodiversity Net Gain requirements, regulatory and legal issues, and the practical applications of geochemistry in mineral development. The provisional conference programme can be downloaded below.

A full complement of trade stands has been taken at EIG, including BAM Ritchies, Envireau Water, Geobrugg, Geological Society, Geosonic, Geotechnics, GWP, Hafren Water, Institute of Quarrying, Land & Minerals Consulting Ltd, LSS, Maptek, rs hydro, Stantec, and X-Ray Minerals.

The conference venue is the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. The conference lectures will be hosted in the modern, purpose-designed Peter Chalk Centre, located close to the centre of the campus. Accommodation will be provided on campus in halls of residence.

A downloadable booking form is available below.

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