Introducing EAGE Local Chapters Paris and Nigeria
In November EAGE celebrated the opening of two new Local Chapters.
Following a successful petition, a group of EAGE volunteers in Lagos launched LC Nigeria. Their inaugural meeting took place on 21 November during the Annual Conference of our Associated Society NAPE, with the participation of EAGE President Jean-Jacques Biteau and Membership & Cooperation Officer Caroline Le Turdu. Several attendees participated in this event and 10 of them stepped forward to compose the coordination team that will drive the Chapter’s activities and membership recruitment. On the occasion of this event, a delegation from the Local Chapter also visited the Nigeria Office of Total to introduce the group and expand the collaboration with local stakeholders. The establishment of this Chapter will better serve the growing network of EAGE members in the country and support the regional development work carried out by the Association.
After Nigeria, another group of EAGE volunteers successfully applied for a second LC in France.
Local Chapter Paris was created to promote geosciences and connect the local community through various activities. The first official meeting of LC Paris took place on November 30th and was hosted by the Schlumberger office in downtown Paris. On the occasion of this inauguration, EAGE President Jean-Jacques Biteau and Caroline Le Turdu, EAGE Membership and Cooperation Officer, were in attendance too. A start-up pitch contest was organized with the participation of Clément Blaizot (Geoespace), Habib Al Khatib (Spotlight Earth), Michel Manin (Thalaseis) and Henri Blondelle (Agile DD), and it was followed by a networking session. The event was a fantastic opportunity to present future activities and create links among members. On January 17th the newly established Local Chapter will be pleased to introduce Ali Karagül, (Total), who will give a talk on the importance of assessing Uncertainty in Geoscience by providing some fundamental concepts together with case studies. To learn more and join, click here.
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