MIST research seminars
"THE results of two projects funded by the MIST (Minerals Industry Sustainable Technology) Fund will be presented at seminars this month. The first will be held at Weetwood Hall, Leeds, on 11 February to launch a new open-access web site that will promote good environmental practice in the UK minerals industry. The seminar will be attended by Sir Crispin Tickell, director of the Green College Centre for Environmental Policy at the University of Oxford, as well as representatives from over 25 participants from industry, government, consultancies and NGOs."
"The second seminar, Geodiversity in Action, will be held at County Hall, Exeter, on 24 February and will cover the role of active quarries as important resources for understanding and education in geosciences. This pilot project, managed by David Roche Geo Consulting, was undertaken to collect, collate, investigate, interpret and record available information on the diversity of geological features revealed in 16 active quarries in Devon, however the methodology developed will be applicable elsewhere in the UK."
"Attendance at either seminar is free of charge and both events will include speakers with key responsibility for project deliverables, online web site demonstrations, as well as panel discussions on issues raised by the project results. For further information, or to register for attendance, contact Abbie Richards at the email address below."
The MIST programme is funded from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund and is managed by the Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO) on behalf of DEFRA.