Industry-Rice Earth Science Symposia 2019: Minerals and Energy: Science, Economics and Policy

2019-03-21 - 08:00 - 2019-03-22
Rice University, Houston, TX

A reliable and sustainable supply of natural resources, from hydrocarbons to the mineral resources needed to support alternative energies, is critical for sustaining a prosperous and peaceful future of the 7 billion people on our planet. While our needs for natural resources grow, we must also be responsible stewards of our environment, from our backyards to the scale of our planet. The purpose of this symposium is to break down the barriers between scientists, policy makers, industry leaders and business entrepreneurs to collectively generate a deeper understanding of our planet’s natural resources.


Day 1.

  • Policy and economics of natural resources
  • Geology of strategic minerals
  • Energy storage

Day 2.

  • Metal transport – volcanism and beyond
  • Metal transport – life and the oceans
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