TRAINING // WP G – Geoscientific Information Management
September 12 @ 9h00 - September 23 @ 17h00
Call for Applications: Module WPG1b-EN: “GIS Interface and Spatial Data infrastructure – Database modelling and management – Interoperability standards – Data dissemination”. Basic Level
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The call for the next WP-G “Geoscientific Information Management” training is now open. This upcoming training will take place in Lobatse, Botswana, 12-23 September 2022 (ENGLISH – BASIC LEVEL).
As part of the PanAfGeo Project, “WP-G – Geoscientific Information Management” aims to improve and/or strengthen capabilities among the staff employed by the African Geological Survey Organisations (existing and newly recruited) in the field of geoscience information management and related information technologies at operational level, with adaptation to the local context and the sustainability potential.
“WP-G – Geoscientific Information Management” is coordinated by the Geological Survey of France (BRGM) in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Burkina (BUMIGEB). Along with a close technical and scientific assistance, the training support is provided by BRGM, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), the Geological Survey of Slovenia (GeoZS) and the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) in Portugal.
This session is organised jointly by BRGM and the Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI).
This course will present and describe the methods, approaches, tools, procedures and requirements for database, GIS, data modelling, data management, interoperability standards, and data publishing. It will apply an interactive mode of learning through lectures and practical exercises on computer using QGIS, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, DbSchema, GeoServer, GeoKettle, GeoNetwork, etc.
>>> These topics will be presented in English at Basic Level. A second session in English at Advanced Level will be organised in 2023.
During the session, each trainee will have to prepare and present a Return-to-Work Plan. It is to design a short-term application of the newly acquired knowledge through a project of interest for the Geological Survey and to be possibly implemented over a period of 6 months to 1 year after the training (e.g. reorganising the existing data sets into newly created databases and SDIs, multi-criteria data processing applied to a geoscientific research project, training and raising the awareness internally and in connection with the Earth Sciences department at university, etc.).
The course is aimed at staff from the Geological Survey organisations, primarily from the Geo-Information Division. Candidates from the department of Geology, Hydrogeology, Georesources, Environment and Natural Hazards may apply if they can justify skills in digital geoscience such as GIS, databases and web-based technologies.
In order to be considered, applicants for the PanAfGeo-2 Training Session entitled “WPG1b-EN GIS Interface and Spatial Data infrastructure – Database modelling and management – Interoperability standards – Data dissemination” must complete the documents listed hereafter:
– Passport Copy
These documents will be requested during the online registration (files to be uploaded in PDF format only on the portal). The applications should be submitted solely on the portal and not be sent directly to the training leaders.Register here
The deadline for applications is 10 June 2022 at 24:00 GMT.
For more information about this training session, please contact:
> WP-G1b Training Co-Leader Špela KUMELJ (GeoZS) firstname.lastname@example.org
> WP G1b Training Co-Leader Frands SCHJØTH (GEUS) email@example.com
and copy to
> WP-G Leader Marc URVOIS (BRGM) firstname.lastname@example.org
> WP-G Co-Leader Abdoulaye OUEDRAOGO (BUMIGEB) email@example.com