Critical Issues Webinar: “Tracking the Global Supply of Critical Materials”

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The American Geosciences Institute’s Critical Issues Program is pleased to offer a free webinar, “Tracking the Global Supply of Critical Materials” on Friday January 26, 2017, at 11:00 AM EST.

To register for this webinar, click HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We will post a recording of the webinar on the Critical Issues website after the event. If you cannot make the webinar but want to be informed about the recording, please register and we will notify you as soon as the recording is available.

Critical Issues Webinar: “Tracking the Global Supply of Critical Materials”

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.

This webinar will focus on U.S. and 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.

Speakers:

  • Nedal Nassar, Ph.D., 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

We would like to recognize our webinar co-sponsors, 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.