The reorganization of our society with focus on renewable energy, sustainable use of resources, and low-climate impact, gains increasing weight on European and international agendas. One aspect that receives insufficient attention is the crucial role of the subsurface and its resources in the green transition. A better understanding of subsurface processes, linked potential, and the consequences of any actions, whether intended or not, can improve the safe and sustainable development of these resources, as well as reveal new opportunities. This understanding is the crucial baseline for improved policies, subsurface resource management, and spatial planning.
The GeoERA projects GeoConnect³d and MUSE decided to join forces to organize the Geoscience, Policy, and Society (GPS 2021) online event to discuss this pressing subject. The event is a unique initiative bringing together Geological Survey Organizations in Europe (BRGM, GBA, GSB and EGS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that historically have been engaged in providing the needed science for improved sustainable subsurface management and policy.
The main event will be held from 7 to 11 June 2021 starting at 4 pm CEST. Each day will address a different aspect of geoscience-related subsurface use, management, planning, and policy, comparing and learning from innovative science and experiences of both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Side sessions are planned between 7 and 14 June 2021 to complement these discussions by addressing more specific topics. We welcome anyone with a broad interest in geoscience or any of the specific topics presented to join the discussions.
For more information and registration, please visit the event page.