Norsk Geologisk Forening - Aktuelt

Velkommen til medlemsmøte i Harstad.

Rune Mattingsdal, Oljedirektoratet, vil holde foredrag; 

"På jakt etter naturlige gasslekkasjer fra havbunnen og en bedre forståelse av petroleumssystemet i Barentshavet nord."

Quartz is one of the most abundant rock-forming constituents, which is more and more utilized for the better understanding of petrogenetic processes.
Quartz is also a crucial industrial mineral being the raw material for silicon metal and silica glass and their broad applications, such as solar panel manufacturing for the production of renewable energy.

On June 7th-9th, 2020, you have the possibility to attend the QUARTZ2020 - International Symposium on Quartz in Tønsberg Norway.
The conference gathers petrologists, mineralogists, sedimentologists, economic geologists and mining and processing engineers. 
There will be a post-conference field trip to the Kragerø and Tørdal areas in south Norway on June 10th-12th. There will be a separate registration for the excursion.

Abstracts for the conference will be accepted until March 31th, you can download the abstract template on the conference website:

All information about the conference, and link to registration can be found here:


The Nordic Geoscientist Award is presented every second year in connection with the Nordic Winter Meeting. The Award is granted to a Nordic geoscientist who has, in the course of his/her career, been strongly involved in the society around us, as well as in specific fields in the geosciences.

I Oslo the president of Geological Society of Norway, Øystein Nordgulen got the honor to present the award.

In his speech given at den conference dinner on Thursday January 11th the reason for the award was presented.

 The Nordic Geological Award is granted to a scientist with a long career in promoting geoscience in society.
The prize is awarded biannually at the NGW meeting, and the jury consists of the presidents of the Nordic geological societies and the directors of the geological surveys.
The 2020 prize winner’s activity within the geological community and in society has been long and remarkable.
The award goes to a person with an extensive publication record including articles in scientific journals, proceedings and books; mainly related to economic geology, mineral exploration, sustainable mining and the minerals sector in general.
For 35 years he was working in various positions for the GTK and as professor in economic geology at the University of Helsinki.
He has served the Geological Society of Finland as chairman (1995) and vice chairman (1994), led the expert group preparing Finland's minerals strategy, and was one of the key persons developing Finland's Green Mining concept in 2010.
Over the years, the prize winner has played an important international role in developing the Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining (FEM) meeting to internationally recognised event, and has also promoted Fennoscandian mineral resources on a global level at PDAC-meetings.
He was involved in the development of European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP-SMR) and EIT RawMaterials consortiums.It is my honour and privilege to present the Nordic Geoscientist Award 2020 to Prof Pekka Nurmi.

At the NGWM20, the jury for the student poster award judged 39 posters.

The members of the jury: Henrik H. Svensen (jury chair), Nazmul Haque Mondol, Karianne Staalesen Lilleøren, Martin B. Klausen, Jørn Harald Hurum, Emma F. Rehnström, Angvik Tine Larsen and Henriette Linge.  

The jury was impressed by the overall high quality of the posters and the presentations during the poster sessions.
It was exciting to see a new generation of geoscientists already making an impact.
As the quality of the posters were to such a high standard with a wide range of poster designs, the jury has decided to share the prize between two winners.  

The jury’s keywords for award no 1: Straight to the point, very easy to follow, great graphics and images, convincingly argued, and exciting content.
The first winner is Åse Hestnes (Univ. Bergen) with the poster “Ductile to brittle structural framework of the Nordfjord area, Western Norway”. 

The jury’s keywords for award no 2: Untraditional, innovative, artistic, capturing, we want more!
The second winner is Bitten Bolvig Hansen (NHM, Univ. Oslo) with the poster “Morphological trends in the Smithian (Early Triassic) ammonoid Arctoceras blomstrandi”. 

The jury congratulates both students with the outstanding work.

Posteraward Åse Hestnes m Henrik Svensen WEB Posteraward Bitten Bolvig Hansen
Åse Hestnes              Henrik Svensen Bitten Bolvig Hansen 

   Foto: Hans Arne Nakrem


Complete program and abstractvolume for the Nordic Geological Wintermeeting 2020 are now ready!

The program will be printed to the conference, we know many of the participants want to cover as many presentations as possible and therefore like to mark the the time and place for the presentations.

The abstractvolume will not be printed out, but the PDF can be downloaded to your computer, tablet or mobile.
Or you can just read it online here.

In the back of the abstract you will find a list of all the contributors to the abstracts with page reference. 

Welcome to Oslo!


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