Four colleagues from the Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary took part in the 9th Annual Meeting of the Expert Group on Resource Classification (EGRC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) between 23-27 April of 2018 in Genéve together with 346 participants from other 74 countries.
As delegated by EuroGeoSurveys (EGS), Zoltán Horváth was elected the deputy chairman to the working group who later made two presentations entitled “The European Mineral Resources Yearbook as a reporting platform for anthropogenic resource classification” and “Experience with mineral data harmonization and UNFC application – Case studies”. Annamária Nádor, as member of the Geothermal Energy Sub-group to UNECE-EGRC, made a presentation on issues linked to UN classification of geothermal energy based on examples of current DARLINGe project led by MBFSZ. Szilvia Bányácski and Katalin Szabó were co-authors of the poster presenting management of mining wastes, as potential secondary resources, in the international classification system in three domestic examples.
On 26 April 2018 the Co-operation Agreement between EuroGeoSurveys and UNECE-EGRC was signed at a ceremony, according to which both parties mutually agree to distribute experiences concerning UN classification, disseminate results, contribute and identify best practices.