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08/02/2018 - Controversial Geoscience – Dealing with Public Perception

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In this exclusive event, Dr Hazel Gibson with the assistance of Professor Iain Stewart (both of Plymouth University), will explore how we can improve the way that we communicate about controversial geological issues and increase the chance of a quicker, positive outcome for developments.



Hazel’s and Iain’s research interests are in public perception of geology and how to communicate the hazards and risks associated with commercial activities below the ground.

The session will explore the space between the public’s personal experience and misconceptions, and demonstrate how the gap can be used to gain a greater understanding of the public perceptions of geoscience. Following a session explaining the links behind perception, misconception and geology, an interactive session will draw from the personal experience of the attendees, as well as current research into geoscience communication, to develop strategies for effective engagement.


This event is aimed at a variety of industries that involve commercial activities below the ground, but will be particularly important for mining, quarrying, onshore oil & gas and waste management, as well as the services that support these industries such as planning, geological and environmental in-house or external specialists.

The programme has been designed for a range of experience levels, but will be particularly suitable for middle and senior staff that have some experience of dealing with issues around explaining geoscience to the public.

Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Venue: Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough


Rate: £297 + VAT

To book, click here or alternatively contact Leanne Thomas, Marketing Co-ordinator on 01332 871 879 or

If you are looking to book more than one place, please contact Leanne directly as discounts are available.

To gain the maximum benefit from the interactive sessions, we have limited the numbers, so book now to avoid disappointment.



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