AGI Critical Minerals Forum webinar series: Feb 12 – Feb 26

The World Community of Geological Survey Organizations (WCOGS) is pleased to sponsor a three-part webinar series that brings together representatives from multiple geological surveys organizations to provide an update on the latest geoscience results and to discuss future critical mineral research. The Critical Minerals Forum will be hosted as a set of three regional sessions (Americas, Europe and Africa, and Asia and Oceania). Each regional forum will feature lectures from science policy experts and geoscientists during a live plenary and moderated discussion session with attendees.

Presentations will focus on advanced mineral system models that are applicable to critical minerals and new methods for modelling mineral potential in buried, remote, and/or other challenging mineral exploration settings. Both of these research themes are included within the new Critical Mineral Mapping Initiative that is being conducted between the Geological Survey of Canada, Geoscience Australia, and the United States Geological Survey. Global efforts to expand this collaboration, including the development of an online geochemical portal for critical mineral deposits, will be discussed as part of this special session and is open to further contributions, research, and analysis.

This webinar series will feature international leaders in the field, presenting the latest developments, and will be of interest to students, academics, private sector practitioners, and other government agencies.

The Critical Minerals Forum sessions are as follows:

Americas – 12 February 2021 – The role of geological survey organizations to advance critical mineral research
Pre-recorded presentations live stream 11.00 – 13.00 EST
Live plenary and discussion 13.00 – 14.30 EST
The pre-recorded presentations for this session will be available online starting on 08 February.

Europe and Africa – 19 February 2021 – The past, present, and future directions of critical mineral research
Pre-recorded presentations live stream 11.00 – 13.00 CET
Live plenary and discussion 13.00 – 14.30 CET
The pre-recorded presentations for this session will be available online starting on 15 February.

Asia and Oceania – 26 February 2021 – Geoscience to support critical mineral discovery
Pre-recorded presentations live stream 11.00 – 13.00 AWST
Live plenary and discussion 13.00 – 14.30 AWST
The pre-recorded presentations for this session will be available online starting on 22 February.

For more information, including registration details, please visit: www.americangeosciences.org/webinars/critical-minerals-forum-2021  

For more information, please see the attached PDF. We encourage you distribute this email to anyone who may be interested.

Please contact Christopher Lawley at christopher.lawley@canada.ca with any questions about this webinar series.

The Critical Minerals Forum is organized by the Geological Survey of Canada, Geoscience Australia, and the United States Geological Survey, and hosted by the American Geosciences Institute.

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