Geological Survey Ireland hosted the Directors and delegates of the Geological Surveys of Europe for 54th EuroGeoSurveys General Meeting. Minister Ryan addressed the opening of the Directors' meeting on Wednesday, 22 March.
Image (Right): The Directors and delegates of the Geological Surveys of Europe for 54th EuroGeoSurveys General Meeting. Dublin 2023.
Representatives of the Geological Surveys of Europe, including the Geological Survey Ireland, gathered at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin for 54th EuroGeoSurveys General Meeting from 22 to 24 March to discuss critical raw materials, the energy transition, and the digital transition. The three-day event culminated in the signing of the Dublin Declaration, a commitment to supporting the development of EU policy through participation in the Geological Service for Europe project. The declaration recognizes the importance of efficient and sustainable management of earth resources to meet the growing demand for rare earth metals needed for green energy technologies and geothermal development. The Geological Surveys of Europe are providers of data and knowledge of the subsurface and provide advice for national and EU policy on the supply of critical minerals necessary for these technologies. The signatories pledge to work collaboratively to advance the mission and vision of the Geological Service for Europe.
To download the Dublin Declaration, click here.
Press release of the Geological Survey of Ireland, click here.
Press release of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications of Ireland, click here.
Image Below (L-R): Eoin McGrath, Geological Survey Ireland, Mairéad Fitzsimons, Geoscience Policy Division, Koen Verbruggen, Director, Geological Survey Ireland, Minister Ryan, Tirza van Daalen, Director, Geological Survey of the Netherlands (TNO), Ralph Watzel, Director, Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources (BRG) Germany, and Julie Hollis, Secretary General, EuroGeoSurveys.