This webinar will focus on U.S. and European Union (EU) efforts to gather information and develop tools that can be used to ensure a secure national and global supply of mineral resources; identify and quantify vulnerabilities in this supply; and stimulate national and international co-operation, education and outreach, and innovation in the development, recycling, and substitution of key mineral resources.
- Webinar Only - Free
- 0.1 AIPG CEU (Professional) - $50
- 0.1 AIPG CEU (Student) - $20
- 0.1 AIPG CEU (College Class - up to 20 students) - $100
- 0.1 AIPG CEU (Professional Group Rate - up to 10 registrants) - $250
No country in the world produces all of the mineral resources necessary for modern society. International trade plays a critical role in providing these raw materials, forming a global network of production, export, import, and use. This network must continuously adapt to national and international developments in science, technology, politics, and economics. As a result, information on the global flow of raw materials plays a fundamental role in improving national and international resilience to potential supply disruptions and market changes.
Our speakers are:
- Nedal Nassar, Chief, Materials Flow Analysis Section, National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
- Vitor Correia, President, European Federation of Geologists, and co-ordinator of the EU’s INTRAW project
This webinar is co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Australian Institute of Geoscientists, European Federation of Geologists, Geological Society of Africa, Geological Society of London, Geoscience Information Society, Mineralogical Society of America, and Society of Economic Geologists, with media partnership from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Resources to learn more:
- Rare Earth and Critical Elements in Ore Deposits Reviews in Economic Geology (paywall)
- SEG 2018 in Keystone, CO, September 22-25, will feature field trips, sessions, and short courses. Of particular relevance to critical minerals are field trips WS07, FT02, and FT03.
Search the Critical Issues Research Database for reports and factsheets about critical minerals.