Fourth Sustainable Earth Sciences Conference
Welcome to the Fourth Sustainable Earth Sciences Conference
The SES conference series is a relatively new initiative and aims to bring together geoscientists working in CO2 storage, geothermal applications, deep earth storage solutions and related topics. To meet the challenges of present and future energy demand, the geosciences play an increasingly important role in the sustainable use of the Earth and its resources and in the conservation of our environment. Numerous technologies (storage of gases, geothermal, waste disposal, oil & gas, mining, etc.) use the subsurface – sometimes in synergy, sometimes in competition. SES 2017 seeks to address these challenges and promotes the development of applied geoscience and technology with regard to sustainable use of the Earth and its limited resources.
The SES 2017 conference will be co-located with the Near Surface Conference & Exhibition 2017, which will give all participants the opportunity to engage in the exciting developments in the emerging field of Sustainable Earth Science.
Chairman of the Fourth Sustainable Earth Sciences Conference
Word of welcome by the Near Surface Geoscience Division
On behalf of the Near Surface Geoscience Division I cordially invite you to attend the Near Surface Geoscience Conference & Exhibition 2017, to be held in Malmö in September 2017. It is the first time that the Near Surface Geoscience conference will be organized in Sweden and I personally welcome this exciting opportunity to witness the activities of a country with a long-standing tradition in applied geophysical research and a most vibrant and active geophysical community in academia, industry and the public sector.
This edition will host the 23nd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics and two parallel events; the Second European Airborne Electromagnetics Conference and the Fourth Sustainable Earth Sciences Conference.
Malmö, the largest city in the Skåne region, offers a strategic location at the gateway between Scandinavia and Northern Europe with excellent transport links to Denmark and the Continent. That, together with Skåne’s beautiful scenery makes it an obvious destination. A stronghold of the Viking era, the region boasts farmlands, forests and lakes littered with castles, manors and medieval churches. I am sure that you will be keen to discover for yourselves the inspiration that is associated with a place of such rich history and diverse arts.
As a division of EAGE, we are forward-looking and increasingly influential, having attracted more than 4,200 affiliated members and contributing measurably to the overall success of our Association. The September meeting is going from strength to strength in its modern format – and we are now able to incorporate an even wider range of subjects and professional interests under the Near Surface Geoscience umbrella.
Making each Near Surface Geoscience meeting even more relevant and special than its predecessors, is our continuing commitment. A carefully selected programme with numerous highlights will make being a delegate of Near Surface Geoscience 2017 an enjoyable and unmissable experience. Our commercial exhibitors will present to you the latest achievements in geophysical equipment, technology and services.
The Near Surface Geoscience Division and I look forward to welcoming you to Malmö in 2017. I do hope that you will join us and take another opportunity to network with likeminded professionals, debate your science with colleagues and friends, and share the results of your studies and to learn something new.
Chair of the Near Surface Geoscience Division