Marit Brommer

Marit Brommer

Netherlands, Germany

Marit Brommer is the Executive Director of the IGA since 2017. She comes with 15 years of experience in the extractive industry where she has worked as subsurface portfolio manager. At the IGA she is focusing on creating strong partnerships with international operating organisations and industries. Marit is engaged in strategic initiatives, to consistently add value to the geothermal sector by creating opportunities for geothermal development underpinning the vision of achieving a net-zero future. The IGA stands for the International Geothermal Association, a global platform representing the geothermal sector serving 5500 members through 35 affiliated country members. The IGA mission is to facilitate and promote the uptake of geothermal resources. The IGA flagship, the World Geothermal Congress, takes place every three years, where it convenes the global geothermal sector and sets the future agenda.

Marie Cowan

Marie Cowan

Ireland, UK

Marie Cowan MRIA MIoD PGeo is the Director of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), an office of the Department for the Economy staffed by scientists from the British Geological Survey. She is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and works on its Geosciences and Geographical Sciences Committee, North South Standing Committee and Higher Education Futures Group. Marie is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and holds an IoD diploma in Company Direction. She is a Professional Geologist with the Institute of Geologists of Ireland and board member for the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences at University College Dublin. Marie is a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly All-Party Group for Science and Technology and the NI Learned Societies and Professional Bodies Forum. She holds a 1st Class Hons. B.Sc. Geology and Ph.D. in Geology from the Queen’s University of Belfast.
Sarah Gordon

Sarah Gordon

UK

Sarah Gordon PhD is CEO and Co-founder of Satarla risk management. Having completed her PhD in Meteoritics from Imperial College London, Sarah went back into mining (where she had completed an internship prior to her PhD) where she worked in exploration, on mine, sustainability, and risk and assurance. Sarah has been lucky enough to live and work all over the world. Satarla is now home to over 80 consultants and has entities registered in the UK, Australia, South Africa and Canada. Specialising in making risk management practical and valuable to those who use it rather than a tickbox requirement, Sarah regularly finds herself in exciting situations during which objective thinking and facilitation is required. An honorary visiting lecturer at Imperial College, research associate at the University of Johannesburg, Sarah also mentors a number of PhD students as well as sits as a Trustee on the board of Geology for Global Development.
Anjana Khatwa

Anjana Khatwa

Kenya, UK

Anjana Khatwa is an Earth Scientist and presenter specialising in bringing stories about the origins and formation of natural landscapes to life for a wide range of audiences. She is an established learning professional and has a highly regarded international reputation as an expert on Earth Science and World Heritage education. For 15 years, she has worked in the nature conservation and heritage sector leading on creating award winning sustainable learning and engagement programmes for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. She has published numerous papers on glacial geology, developed award winning teaching resources and recently won the Royal Geographical Society Geographical Award for excellence in educating the public about the Jurassic Coast. She is a finalist in the UK National Diversity Awards 2020 as a Positive Role Model for Race, Religion and Faith for championing diversity in the Geosciences, Geography and Nature Conservation sector.
Gabriella B. Kiss

Gabriella B. Kiss

Hungary

Gabriella is senior lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, she has achieved PhD in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry. She has research experience in ore formation processes, hydrothermal fluid-rock interactions and fluid inclusion studies. She has been leader, supervisor or participant in several national and international projects. Gabriella is a fellow member of the Society of Economic Geologists and secretary of the Ore Geology Section of the Hungarian Geological Society. She provides courses in mineralogy, ore geology and hydrothermal processes for BSc, MSc and PhD students. She has been the supervisor of more than 50 student research projects, BSc, MSc and PhD theses. She is the author and co-author of 18 scientific papers, 2 book chapters and 2 teaching material. She is engaged to introduce Earth sciences to a wider audience, therefore is involved in unconventional lectures for high school students, preparation of exhibitions or writing science popularisation articles. Besides being active in research and teaching, she is an active rower and a mother of three wonderful girls.

Iva Kolenković Močilac

Iva Kolenković Močilac

Croatia

Iva Kolenković Močilac is a passionate geologist working as an assistant professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering where she gives lectures on Geology of Fossil Fuels and Petroleum Geology and supervises project work within course on Subsurface Mapping. She also gives lectures on Basin Analysis and Modelling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs at PhD Study of Geology. Her research interest is focused on definition and characterization of deep geological systems for purposes of CO2 geological storage and geoenergy exploitation. She is involved in several research projects, currently mostly related to estimates of geoenergy potential and is a co-author of several scientific papers. She is very happy to be a part of a small enthusiastic research team that choose projects based on the research topic, not the funding. She enjoys field work as much as well-log analyses and interpretation of seismic sections. She finds working with students very inspiring because it offers the wide range of different perspectives. She often engages in activities related to popularization of geology and that led her to involvement in ENGIE project. She is a proud mother of a five-year old boy who considers becoming a miner and has just started his first mineral collection.

Alina Polonia

Alina Polonia

Italy

Alina is a senior researcher at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Bologna (Italian National Research Council). Associate editor for the AGU “Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems” journal, and member of the Editorial board of the “Italian Journal of Geosciences” and “Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews”. She carries out researches in marine geology and geophysics dealing with tectonics and the geological record of submarine earthquakes and tsunamis. She has published more than 50 papers in international JCR journals, and leads a laboratory for the analysis of sediment samples collected in many seismically active regions worldwide. She is particularly interested in geo-hazards, with the final aim of reconstructing the seismic history of continental margins. For Alina, being a scientist also means to explore the unknown without preconceptions, with optimism and perseverance, facing the difficulties as a stimulus. She describes her work as a pleasure, and continues to have a great desire to learn.
Mónica Sousa

Mónica Sousa

Portugal

Mónica Sousa – eurogeologist and drummer in a progressive metal band – is the Portuguese Association of Geologists (APG) Executive Director and the Coordinator of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) Panel of Experts on Geological Heritage. She is also a EFG delegate. Her early interest in nature sciences made her choose a graduate study in Geology. She holds a M.Sc. in Geological Resources and is completing her PhD in Geosciences (University of Porto). She worked as a geologist at the Metro do Porto, S.A. and at the Porto Municipality. She also develops training courses for geosciences teachers. She is a team member of the Institute of Earth Sciences (PT). She has special interest in Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geological Hazards, and Geological Heritage & Geoconservation. She has promoted numerous geoscientific outreach activities, promoting geoheritage and geology for society. From 2010 to 2020 she was a member of the APG Board Commission.
Giorgia Stasi

Giorgia Stasi

Italy, Belgium

Giorgia is a passionate geologist and swimmer. Being born near the Dolomites (Alps) helped her to cultivate since a young age a passion for nature and outdoors activities. The desire to understand the history and processes of the Earth pushed her to study geology. After her MSc degree in Geology from the University of Padova (Italy), she moved to Brussels to start working at the Geological Survey of Belgium (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences), with a focus on critical raw materials and technology development. She is currently working in the H2020 project ROBOMINERS alongside the development of a PhD thesis in Applied Geophysics at the University of Liège. Her research focuses on the development of geophysical techniques for deep mining and robotic autonomous exploration. She is also interested in Geochemistry, Planetary Geology and Science Communication.

Felicitász Velledits

Felicitász Velledits

Hungary

Felicitász is an enthusiastic lecturer at University of Miskolc, Institute of Mineralogy and Geology. Her research interest includes carbonate sedimentology, basin analysis and hydrocarbon exploration. She has the title of DSc from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She was the leader of an international project investigating the reef recovery after the greatest extinction event (P/T boundary) of the Earth history. Later she gained theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of hydrocarbon exploration. As a freelance consultant she prepared 11 studies for foreign and Hungarian oil exploration companies. She published the results of her academic and applied research activities in 72 scientific works. At the moment Feli provides courses on Sedimentology, Sedimentology of Carbonate Reservoirs, Applied geology, Core Analyses, Petroleum Geology, Wellsite geology in English and in Hungarian for BSc, MSc, and PhD students. She is a honorary visiting lecturer at University of Frankfurt. She is mother of two boys, one of them is geophysicist.