Our focus groups will be split up over our six themes of the day:
Construction & Engineering
Included within the focusgroup of Construction & Engineering are companies that work on the improvement of the infrastructure domestically and in foreign countries. Within the civil engineering sector, earth scientists are often needed to work out and better the rigidity of building materials, metal alloys, or map out the (sub)surface.
Environmental Policy & Management
The Environmental Policy & Management focusgroup is mainly concerned with the human side of the geosciences. This includes how we can design our future, give more grounded advice about the Earth’s surface, or how we should distribute resources to protect our natural environment – for both humans and our beautiful Earth.
Exploration & Production
Companies within the focusgroup of Exploration & Production are tasked amongst other things with the acquisition of natural resources, such as oil, gas, ores, or other raw materials to fulfill humanities’ needs. Non-tangible resources, such as energy or in-depth geological knowledge will also come to the surface within this focusgroup.
Future Energy & Resources
The main goal for companies within the Future Energy & Resources focusgroup is to prospect the future of our energy budget. Hot topics within this growing energy challenge are: How we will supply the energy to fulfill our needs, how we can arrange a smooth and swift energy transition, and where we should now focus on to power future generations?
GIS & Remote Sensing
The focusgroup for GIS & Remote Sensing takes a whole other perspective when looking at the geoscientific sector: Looking to the Earth far from its surface to gain insight in how create movement of products and people, to better map natural processes and hazards, to optimize infrastructure and agriculture, or to mobilize troops or human aid.
Hydrology, Soil & Climate
Within the focusgroup of Hydrology, Soil & Climate we focus on the impact that we humans have on the outermost layer of planet Earth and vice versa. Recurring themes within this focusgroup are land use and surface pollution, climatological studies, meteorological forecasts, water management, and the safekeeping and distribution of clean drinking water.