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ReSToRE 2 recap from Dr Geertje Schuitema
The ReSToRE Summer School aimed to nurture an interdisciplinary and experiential learning environment for geoscientists and social scientists to address cross-cutting topics and to create a network for all participants and contributors. Through a mix of lectures and participant-led workshops, as well as a vibrant social programme, 50 participants from 19 developing and 10 developed countries and a huge variety of disciplines came together to learn from each other and debate these pressing issues. Ten distinguished mentors facilitated the workshops, while taking part in the discussions, and contributing to the topics and debates by sharing knowledge and experience.
Topics addressed included: identifying the key trends that drive the demand and supply for metals and minerals in the modern world; how circular economy principles can inform metal extraction; and how behaviour change can make an important contribution to resource conservation and climate mitigation. This report provides a summary of the week, including outputs, workshops, participant highlights, and future plans.
I really enjoyed witnessing all the interactions, the questions, and participants' willingness to think about different disciplines and approaches. The high quality of the discussions taking place in the workshops was reflected in participants' presentations on the final day.
These participants' words give a flavour of the event:
Leeysmon Hulijeli, PhD student at Akita University, Japan, from Papua New Guinea
"The atmosphere has been so free and so conducive for dialogue and sharing of ideas. I've really warmed up to everyone and developed a lot of friendships and networks, so I look forward to the opportunities that will come from this."
David Cavell, Taylor Woodrow, UK
"I am really buzzing from this week! There have been so many amazing speakers and excellent talks, and new perspectives. ReSToRE and the work iCRAG is facilitating here is getting to the heart of these issues."
Bethel Ukazu, environmental engineering student at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, originally from Nigeria
"I like that there are people from all walks of life. I like that people from industry are at the summer school. I am fascinated by their contributions. It gave me a feeling of working on something real and tangible. It's practical. I'm satisfied. I feel like I contributed to something."
I again would like to thank you for all your support.
Dr Geertje Schuitema, Director of the ReSToRE International Summer School