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Online Training: Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap: 9. Future geoscience for sustainability

21 July 2022
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Online Training, Contributes to CPD, Course, Virtual event
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Geological Society Events, 2022 Year of Sustainability
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This course starts at 16.30 GMT and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - Future geoscience for sustainability

Understand the role of geoscience for the UN SDGs. Evaluate possible future energy and raw material scenarios. Analyse future geoscience skills and leadership requirements. Evaluate public perceptions of mining/scope for change.

Learning Objectives

• Define a ‘just’ transition, and consider competing notions of such a transition
• Understand the role of georesources and other aspects of geoscience in delivering the UN SDGs
• Outline and critically evaluate possible future global energy and raw material scenarios, including future roles of hydrocarbons, minerals and uses of the subsurface (e.g., for CCS, radioactive waste disposal, gas storage…)
• Analyse the geoscience skills required for a more sustainable future, and barriers to these (including degree programme closures, current content of programmes, etc.)
• Discuss potential leadership roles for senior geoscientists of the future
• Critically evaluate public and stakeholder perceptions of the mining sector, and consider how it can reposition itself in response to the sustainability challenge (compared with hydrocarbons companies rebranding as energy companies, for example)


Lecture and Q&A


Course speakers will be announced shortly.


This is the 9th course in a 10 part series. Delegates can either register for courses individually or for the whole series at a discounted rate. 

Registration for this session will close at 12.00 GMT on 20 July 2022

We offer discounts on group bookings of 5 or more, please email to enquire.

Student Registration

Previous course speakers Alison Graham and Vicky Corcoran have kindly donated a proportion of their speaker fee to fund places for students, this has enabled the society to offer a limited number of student places at a special rate. Proof of student status required when registering at this rate.


This series of events will be held virtually over Zoom at 16.30 GMT.


Please contact with any enquiries.

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Registration rates

£ 60.00
£ 80.00
£ 10.00

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