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Seequent hosts Lyceum 2021 connecting thousands in geoscience community for more resilient and sustainable future

Seequent hosts Lyceum 2021 connecting thousands in geoscience community for more resilient and sustainable future

Presentations shared at Seequent’s largest geoscience tech event now available via Lyceum On Demand

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – Global geoscience software innovator Seequent, a Bentley company, connected over 5000 geo-professionals from 135 countries at its biggest geoscience technology event Lyceum 2021, Together Towards TomorrowThe virtual event explored new capabilities in the future of geo-technologies and highlighted how together we can better understand the full geoscience picture as we head towards a more resilient, connected, and sustainable tomorrow.

Lyceum, Seequent’s annual flagship event, was delivered via a series of global and regional virtual events in late September. Thought leaders, industry professionals, government organisations, partners, and academia tackled the big issues facing the mining, civil, environmental, and energy sectors – with 90 sessions, including two thought-leadership keynotes, more than 100 guest speakers, and featuring panel discussions, roundtables and solution zones.

In his opening address, Seequent Chief Executive Officer, Graham Grant stressed the importance of geo-professionals connecting and working together to adapt and accelerate their understanding of the earth, technology, science, and community.

“There has never been a better time to be in the geosciences,” says Grant. “We’ve got many challenges in front of us. We’re dealing with access to increasingly scarce minerals, the need to develop more resilient infrastructure, and climate change.

“The role of the geoscientist, combined with the power of human creativity, can bring innovation and light to these challenges. Seequent is here to help spawn new ideas, make connections, and innovate on the edge. And Lyceum creates an important space to connect and advance thinking, share new ideas, gain crucial knowledge and take an exciting glimpse into the future.”

The central role that geosciences play with life-changing and lifesaving resource provision and geohazard mitigation, especially as cities expand, was highlighted in Professor Chris Jackson’s keynote, Can geoscience save the world? Jackson is a geologist, earth scientist, volcanologist, and Chair of Sustainable Geoscience at the University of Manchester.

“We need to understand how the earth has evolved over tens to hundreds of millions of years – and that is firmly in the domain of the Geoscientist,” says Jackson. “How do we learn from the past? How do we use science and experience to design a better outcome and to develop better solutions and innovations to meet the demands of tomorrow?

“It’s important to recognise that it’s in our blood to work together and leverage the wisdom and the knowledge from different skill sets, to help solve these complicated problems.”

“With its strong themes, Lyceum has become a major event for the spatial modelling and geoscientists’ community,” says Sebastian Stelter, Principal Geomodelling Endowment, Anglo American. “Lyceum offers a great opportunity for global networking, listening to specialist talks around applied innovative knowledge and gaining insights of an exciting tomorrow in an integrated 4D space.”

The global event was closed by James Lawton, Seequent’s Chief Technology Officer. He talked about cutting edge, cloud-based Seequent Evo being at the heart of solutions geared toward helping global mega-trend challenges such as climate change, population growth, water scarcity, ageing infrastructure and digital transformation.

Lyceum was held globally on September 22, followed by four, more technically focused, regional Lyceum events in local time zones and delivered in English, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

To access Lyceum 2021 On-Demand and view presentation streams for Civil, Energy, Environmental, Mining Exploration & Resource Management, and Mining Production see https://www.seequent.com/lyceum/