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BELQUA 2016 annual excursion

Kikbeek quarry & Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen

Mineral extraction vs Ecology working group excursion 10.00h: meeting place Parking "Aen 't Venne", Kikmolenstraat 3, 3630 MaasmechelenTravel in group to entrance of “Kikbeekgroeve”. Introduction to former Sibelco sand pit and its evolution after closure by Isaac Berwouts (Sibelco). Walking trip exposing silversand, Kikbeek lignite, pedogenetic quartzite, cryoturbations and polygonal soils, Usselo and Bolling soils,

Symposium Mineral Extraction vs Ecology

Brussels, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Rue Vautier 29, Brussels, Belgium

After a workshop organised 27 November 2015 and a series of excursions to different types of raw materials extraction conducted this year, the ad-hoc working group observed that former or reclaimed mining sites regain valuable ecological functions and may even attain a higher level of biodiversity than the original lands before mining. Multiple former extraction sites are transformed into Natura 2000 or other protected sites, or even are becoming new wilderness areas. The ad-hoc working group has concluded that mining and ecology should become allies and agreed to the organisation of a symposium, with the intention to promote a better understanding of the mutual interests by the industry and the conservationists and at informing a wider audience.

National geological job fair

UGENT , Belgium

Ten companies - large or SME - made use of this opportunity. About 60 students/job seekers participated.

Board Meeting January

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) Rue Vautier 29, Bruxelles, Belgium

Dear Colleagues, The next GB board meeting will be held on Tuesday 29/1/2019; 13h00 – 16h00 at the Geological Survey in Brussels. Agenda: - Approval of minutes of previous board meeting of 13.09.2018 (annex). - Medals 2019: André Dumont medal  (Bernard Bingen), Van den Broeck medal (cartographers collective of carte géologique de Wallonie). - Jobday

General Assembly 2019

University of Liège - Sart Tilman 14 Allée du 6 Août, Liège, Liège, Belgium

  Assemblée Générale du 15 mars 2019 Chères, chers membres, Vous êtes conviés à l’Assemblée Générale de Geologica Belgica et à la conférence du lauréat 2019 André Dumont qui auront lieu cette année le 15 mars 2019, de 13h à 17h, dans l’auditoire R122, Bâtiment B18, Département de Géologie, 14 Allée du 6 Août, 4000

Job Day 2019

University of Mons Rue de Houdain, Mons, Belgium

Dear Sir/Madam, The Belgian-Luxembourg Union of Geologists (BLUG/UBLG) and Geologica Belgica have the honour to invite you for the National Geological Job Fair, which will be attended by the geology-roiented students of five different Belgian universities, namely from the universities of Ghent, Mons, Liège, Brussels and Leuven.

Meeting of the board of Geologica Belgica

Gent University Department of Geology, Campus Sterre, Building S8 Krijgslaan 281, Gent, Belgium

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Jongeren Dag – Journée des Jeunes

Gent University Department of Geology, Campus Sterre, Building S8 Krijgslaan 281, Gent, Belgium

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