Natural Resources Management


  • The current world situation and the need for natural and energy resources, the global situation. The importance of geology in the light of global conditions.
  • Non-renewable energy sources (oil, coal, natural gas, min. Raw materials). Uses, advantages and disadvantages.
  • Renewable and alternative energy sources. Geothermal (heat pumps …), aquatic (thermal, mineral waters …), nuclear, solar, wind and other energies. Uses, advantages and disadvantages.
  • Drilling, methods and purpose of drilling.
  • The consequences of exploitation of natural resources on the environment, landfills, natural disasters.
  • Economics, law of supply and demand, cycles, prices. World Stock Exchange (LME, NYMEX …) and market conditions.
  • Environmental data (Slovenian – ARSO, GURS, EIONET, GeoZS …, foreign), data acquisition, legal framework of use.
  • Standards (ISO, SIST, DIN, ASTM) and their significance in the field of geology (methodology, standardization …).
  • Legislation (Official Gazette, sectoral legislation – MESP, MG …, organization and review of the main laws, regulations and regulations in the field of geology and environment). Introduction to European legislation (EURLex), European guidelines.
  • Management of natural resources, sustainable development.
  • Ability to work  independently (familiarization with the course of the professional examination).
  • Current problems and applications.


  • Seminar work.
  • Computer and computer work (online: an overview of the state of natural and renewable resources, legislation, economics, environmental data …).

Field work:

  • View of selected exploitation of natural resources and environmental issues.

Geology (MAG) - Geoenvironment and Geomaterials (GGM)





TeacherNastja Rogan Šmuc
AssistantAleš Šoster

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