CER Events


Upcoming Meetings

November 15-16, 2017
The National Academies of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Agenda Forthcoming

Contact Eric Edkin (eedkin@nas.edu) if you are interested in attending.

Past Meetings

Exploring Partnerships to Convert Liabilities to Assets:
Opportunities with Inactive and Abandoned Hard-Rock Mine Lands in the United States

Committee on Earth Resources

April 10, 2017
Keck Center
Washington, DC



102 Things to Do With a Hole in the Ground
Mary Poulton, University of Arizona

Panel 1 - Inactive and abandoned hard-rock mines in the United States: Characterization, scope, scale, and impacts

William Auby, Bureau of Land Management
Karen Berry, Colorado Geological Survey
Gail Heath, University of Arizona

Panel 2 - Emerging technologies for value extraction and new mining strategies

Kirk Nordstrom, U.S. Geological Survey
Linda Figueroa, Colorado School of Mines
Vicky Peacey, Rio Tinto, Resolution Copper

Panel 3 - Collaborative solutions to mine reclamation and redevelopment

Dan Ramey, Freeport (FMI)
Carolyn McIntosh, Square Patton Boggs
Jason Willis, Trout Unlimited

Mineral and Energy Resource Issues for the Coming Decade

Committee on Earth Resources

November 14-15, 2016
National Academy of Sciences Building
Washington, DC


Panel 1 - Data in the subsurface: Challenges to collect, manage, and access subsurface data for research on the behavior of rocks and fluids

Doug Hollett, Department of Energy
Rex Buchanan, Kansas State Geological Survey
Wendy Harrison, Colorado School of Mines
Hal Macartney, Pioneer Natural Resources

Lunchtime Keynotes:

Murray Hitzman, U.S. Geological Survey (Copy of presentation not available)

Panel 2 - What are the key scientific and technical challenges and opportunities in mineral and energy resources for the coming decade?

Mineral, energy, and workforce issues
Allyson Anderson Book, American Geosciences Institute

Fossil energy
Grant Bromhal, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Geothermal Energy
Timothy Reinhardt, Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office

Mining engineering, safety, and health
Adam Smith, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Mining Program

Next Generation Oil and Gas Research:
Science and Technology to Drive Innovation

Committee on Earth Resources

May 4, 2016
Keck Center
Washington, DC


Howard Gruenspecht
Keynote Presentation

Panel 1 - Environmental and regulatory framework:

Rick Simmers, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Marilu Hastings, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
William Maddock, University of Houston

Lunchtime Keynotes:

P.K. Pande, Anadarko Petroleum
Douglas Hollett, U.S. Department of Energy

Panel 2 - Technology and research challenges and opportunities:

Brian Anderson, West Virginia University
Eric Hass, U.S. Department of Energy
Vello Kuuskraa, Advanced Resources International, Inc.

Real-time Monitoring and Assessment Technologies for Improved Underground Miner Safety and Health

Joint Meeting of the
Committee on Earth Resources
Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering

November 9-10, 2015
National Academy of Sciences Building
Washington, DC


Zacharias Agioutantis, University of Kentucky
Sensor and data management for comprehensive coal mine atmospheric monitoring

Keith Heasley, West Virginia University
Use of real-time monitoring and assessment of ground control in coal mining

Mark Board, Hecla Mining Company
Hard rock mining technologies

Matt Swinton, Kiewit Mining Group, Inc.
U.S., Canadian, and Global Experiences in underground mining and tunneling