It’s 2021, and the wild ride 2020 has taken us on continues. There were quite a few developments in the critical minerals realm over the past few months (for a recap see our two summary posts here and here, but if you thought things were about to slow down, you might be wrong. While emphases will change with a new Administration at the helm in Washington, DC, the urgency of our nation’s critical mineral woes will continue to warrant action.
As stakeholders prepare to address this year’s challenges, the Geological Survey of Canada, Geoscience Australia and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have teamed up to offer some foundational insights to inform the policy discourse.
Sponsored by the World Community of Geological Surveys and hosted by the American Geosciences Institute, a three-part Critical Minerals Forum will bring together experts from geological survey organizations from different parts of the globe who will share their latest geoscience research and discuss future initiatives.
According to the American Geosciences Institute, the presentations during the event series
“will focus on advanced mineral system models that are appli¬cable 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 geo¬chemical portal for critical mineral deposits, will be discussed as part of this special session and is open to further contributions, research, and analysis.”
Here are the coordinates:
Advances in critical mineral research: A forum in memory of Victor Labson
Americas: 12 February 2021, 11:00-14:30 EST
Europe and Africa: 19 February 2021, 11:00-14:30 CET
Asia and Oceania: 26 February 2021, 11:00-14:30 AWST
For more information, and to register, click here.