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Bologna - G7 Environment 2017

Next June Bologna will host the G7 becoming the international capital of the environment. The representatives of the 7 most industrialized countries in the world will meet to talk about environmental sustainability and the next goals to achieve

Geology in history

The latest EuroGeoSurveys publication “Geology in History” has been launched on 28th March 2017 during the EuroGeoSurveys 42nd General Meeting

Springs - biodiversity hotspots and unique habitats

Limestone-Precipitating Springs (LPS): Hydrogeological setting, ecology, and conservation

Establishing the European Geological Surveys Research Area to deliver a Geological Service for Europe (GeoERA)

More than 40 national and regional Geological Survey Organisations (GSOs) from over 30 European countries have joined forces to launch the ERA‐NET co-fund action “Establishing the European Geological Surveys Research Area to deliver a Geological Service for Europe (GeoERA)”. The integration of the participants’ knowledge and information on subsurface resources, to support sustainable use of the subsurface and to address some of Europe’s grand challenges, is the key aim of GeoERA.

Workshop LIQUEFACT: assessment and mitigation of liquefaction potential in Europe

The LIQUEFACT partners, the italians and international experts will meet on October 3rd in Bologna, Italy, for the international workshop on the assessment and mitigation of the liquefaction risk (phenomenon that occurred in Emilia following the earthquake of 2012) in Europe.

The earth beneath your feet - online weekly

Online weekly, "The earth beneath your feet" collects news on "the soil" from all over the world. Special issue for the WORLD SOIL DAY (5th December)

Wonder water - the value of water

The latest EuroGeoSurveys publication “Wonder Water – the Value of Water” will be launched on the 15th March 2016 at 16.00 o’clock, at the Scotland House of Brussels, during the EuroGeoSurveys 40th General Meeting. Emilia-Romagna region has contributed to the publication.

88th national congress of the italian geological society

Geosciences on a changing planet; Learning from the past, exploring the future

8 EUREGEO: presentations on-line

Published the oral and poster presentations held in Barcelona, for the 8 EUREGEO promoted by Emilia-Romagna, Bavaria and Catalonia. "3D subsurface geological modeling" and "Soil, functions and threats" are the topics debated by geologists from all over Europe.

3D geological modelling, online Geomol final results

Online the 3D model and the maps for the Italian pilot area "Brescia-Mantova-Mirandola". These are the outputs of european project Geomol “Assessing subsurface potentials of the Alpine Foreland Basins for sustainable planning and use of natural resources". Partners in the project for Italy are Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia and ISPRA.

ERrandom - A brief tour of Bologna's urban geology

A short guide to the historical centre through the eyes of an inquiring geologist. Happy reading and enjoy your walk!

Memorandom - for those who are curious by Nature

A very unusual and special guide to the Geological Garden Museum.The guide does not offer a description of the collection on display but gives us the symbols and stories connected to the materials of the collection.

Trails network: download of trails and point of interest

The OGC standard web services WMS and WFS of the hiking regional network are available on the Emilia-Romagna Geoportal. The standard WMS (Web Map Service) allows the consultation of maps in image format, the standard WFS (Web Feature Service) allows the downloading of vector data.

Euregeo 2015 - third circular and programme on-line

From 15th to 17th of June, 2015, the 8th European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems (EUREGEO) will be held in Barcelona. It continues the dialogue started in 1994 by the European regions of Bavaria, Catalonia and Emilia-Romagna.

European project SNAP-SEE final results on-line

Emilia-Romagna has partecipated in the project SNAP-SEE on "Planning aggragate supply in South East Europe"

5th December - World Soil Day

On December 5 we celebrate the World Day of Soil, which this year will also be the occasion for the launch of 2015 as the International Year of the Soil (International Year of Soils, IYS), proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Emilia-Romagna: a laboratory on best practices for coastal defense

The European Commission has reported as a successful model the alert system for coastal storm risks developed by the Emilia-Romagna. This good practise is candidated to be included in the Horizon 2020 Programme.

Maps4you - the Emilia-Romagna trail network new App

The network of hiking trails in the region Emilia-Romagna is now available for Android and iPhone devices through Maps4you. Maps4You App is certified and distributed by the Emilia-Romagna region with the contribution of local authorities of the Community Network for the consultation of regional mapping.

Conclusion of the monitoring and verification carried out by the Laboratory Cavone (Emilia-Romagna region)

The monitoring activities as part of the Laboratory Cavone are completed and states that there are no physical reasons to believe that the production activities of the oilfield Cavone have triggered the earthquake sequence of May 2012. The final report and the validation made by INGV are published at

Analysis on consumption of agricultural land in 2003-2008 in Emilia-Romagna plain

"Urban expantion can reduce food security" is the title of an important analysis of the Emilia-Romagna plain recovery from the European Commission. The consumption of agricultural land in 2003-2008 has produced several consequences.

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